Alvar Aalto designed the Baker House in 1946 as a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where the dormitory is located. He received his name in 1950, after MIT student Dean Everett Moore Baker was killed in a plane crash that year.
Technical sheet of the project
Architect: Alvar Aalto
Renovation Architect: Perry Dean Rogers Architects
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
Client: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Year of construction: 1947-1948
Materiality: Masonry with brick
Typology: A large block of 6 floors designed as a student residence.
Number of blocks: 1
Number of floors: 6
Types of rooms: 5
Number of rooms: 232
Number of rooms per floor: 38
Facilities and services: Cafeteria and laundry, the rest is distributed in the faculty of MIT