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Muuratsalo Experimental House, the summer home of Alvar and Elissa Aalto, is situated on the western shore of the island of Muuratsalo, in lake Päijänne. Within the grounds of the Experimental House are the house itself, a woodshed and a smoke sauna. The rocky site measures 53650 m2.

Designed in

1952-54

Location

Finland, Jyväskylä

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Experimental House, site plan. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Museum

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A sketch of the main building and patio with its fireplace. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Museum

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Alvar Aalto in the patio. Photo: Heikki Havas, Alvar Aalto Museum

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Ground plan. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Museum

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The effect of different ceramic materials on the patio walls. Photo: Martti Kapanen, Alvar Aalto Museum

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Elissa Aalto in the patio. Photo: Alvar Aalto Museum

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The main windows of the living areas look onto the internal courtyard. Photo: Maija Vatanen, Alvar Aalto Museum

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The living-room is dominated by a large fireplace. Photo: Martti Kapanen, Alvar Aalto Museum

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Master bedroom. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum

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Section. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Museum

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The guest wing, "a building without foundations". Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum

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Sauna. Photo: Eino Mäkinen, Alvar Aalto Museum

Guided tours

Muuratsalo Experimental House is open for public 1.6.-15.9.2018. In addition to the actual residential building, the tour includes the smoke sauna and the boat that Aalto designed and named “Nemo Propheta in Patria”.

Group bookings and enquiries: museum@alvaraalto.fi

Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum

More information

FEES AND OPENING HOURS

 

TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM SHOP.ALVARAALTO.FI

 

Enquiries: museum@alvaraalto.fi

 

Photo: Heikki Havas, Alvar Aalto Museum