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The Aalto House

Riihitie 20, Helsinki 00330, Finland
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Part of the Design Museum, this was worth the search

Again, poor transportation system maps made locating this a bit difficult but worth the search for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
FrankRugg
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New Paltz, New York
a must see if Finnish architecture interests you

Alvar Aalto is an icon of Finnish 20th century architecture. To visit his home in the outskirts of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
suzan2014
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Helsinki, Finland
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The home of famous Alvar Altotel +358 (0)9 481 350 riihitie@alvaraalto.fi Alvar Aalto 1936
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Riihitie 20, Helsinki 00330, Finland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Again, poor transportation system maps made locating this a bit difficult but worth the search for me as I enjoy the work aspects of this designer.

Thank FrankRugg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alvar Aalto is an icon of Finnish 20th century architecture. To visit his home in the outskirts of Helsinki is a special treat not to be missed. You can imagine yourself in his circle, lounging in the garden near the sea and taking part in...More

1  Thank suzan2014
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Visiting Finnish architect Alvar Aaltos home and studio in Helsinki is memorable because the space has been kept very much as it was in his time. The dialogue of the architecture with the views of the garden in the work / living spaces inside are...More

Thank Pia R
Reviewed 5 April 2017

If you like architecture and even if you don't know Aalto it's worth the shot. The house is splendid and the guide excellent. Nice neighborhood with the sea very close. Only on guided visits, see the website for the timetable. You can come without booking...More

1  Thank Lews31
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Interesting visit as you get a glimpse of how the Aaltos furnished their home. In that sense different from e.g. the large Aalto museum in Jyväskylää. There are fixed hours for the guided visits and unless you attend in time, you will not get in....More

1  Thank TheFlyingSuitcase
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Went to Aalto House and fascinated by the contents of the house as well as the entire philosophy underpinning the design decisions by the husband and wife pair of Alvar and Aino/Elissa Aalto. The ticket at 18 euro is expensive but worth it if you...More

Thank KamalMamat
Reviewed 8 January 2017

When Aalto designed this small house for his young family in the 1930's he wasn't yet so famous and well off, in case you wonder why it is so small and rather crowded. The location is now central Munkkiniemi but back then it was open...More

Thank Heli P
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Great tour with insights into Aalto's life and his design ideas. Also visit the studio a short stroll away and go down by the water for a coffee in the cafe there.

1  Thank jamesy168
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This office of Alvar Aalto shows how cosy an office can be. Guides can tell you interesting stories about the famous architect and his wives. Be curious and ask!

Thank Helena S
Reviewed 24 December 2016

The Aalto House is a museum built in the former home of Alvar Aalto, the most famous Finnish architect (1898-1976). The building is a transition work by Aalto, between his periods of White Functionalism and Romantic Functionalism, and it was finished in 1936. The furniture...More

Thank pwaltari
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