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In 1937, Alvar Aalto received a commission from the A. Ahlström company for the town planning and infill building of the Kauttua ironworks area. The ties to the tradition and old architecture of the area were deliberately cut, and instead Kauttua was envisioned as a stage for both a new communal life and modern architecture. The first house to be built in the area was a “stairless apartment block”, known as the stepped terrace house, completed in 1938.

Designed in

1937-38

Location

Eura, Kauttua, Finland

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Terraced house. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum

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Sketch of the Terraced house. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Museum

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Entrance to each dwelling is at ground level. Photo: Gustaf Welin, Alvar Aalto Museum

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Elevation. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Museum

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The three upper blocks have half of the lower block's roof for a terrace; in this way no-one can see his neighbour's terrace. Photo: Gustaf Welin, Alvar Aalto Museum

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Top floor. Photo: Gustaf Welin, Alvar Aalto Museum

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Terraced house seen in its surroundings. Originally, there were to be several such houses placed on the slopes in the area. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum

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Sketch with several houses on the slopes. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Museum

Guided tours

Visits

See trips and destination info on visit.alvaraalto.fi.