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The great philosopher Sócrates said that the beauty of an object lies in its utility. This truth was well known between the nordic architects of the Modern Architect Movement: Alvar Aalto, Gunnar Asplund, Sigurd Lewerentz, etc. They worked in countries where the well done of the construction is essential to face the hard climate with extremely cold winters. Is for this reason why those architects made a virtue of need, mixed the excellence with the confort in architecture and furniture design. All of this was got through the combined use of traditional and modern materials: concrete, steel, aluminium, etc. The Nordic Architecture imitates the nature too; in this way the buildings of Alvar Aalto don't show their interior order in the outside with a simple geometry, but with irregular and almost caotic volumes, as it happens in every form of nature.
In others countries like Spain, where there are also areas with a cold climate, some architects are developed wisely a "nordic architecture". Such is the case of the church of Nuestra Señora del Pilar at Canfranc designed by the architetc Miguel Fisac and the residential complex in Jaca city designed by the architect Antonio Uceda Cortés.