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In 1934, Aino and Alvar Aalto acquired a site in almost completely untouched surroundings at Riihitie in Helsinki’s Munkkiniemi. They started designing their own house which was completed in August 1936.

Designed in

1935-36

Location

Finland, Helsinki

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The Aalto House in 1930s. Photo: Alvar Aalto Museum

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Aino Aalto sitting on the patio that faces south from the house. Photo: Eino Mäkinen, Alvar Aalto Museum

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Alvar Aalto in the garden of his home. Photo: Eva ja Pertti Ingervo, Alvar Aalto Museum

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The studio, living room and dining areas, plus the kitchen and auxiliary rooms on the ground floor. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Museum

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he grand piano is the focal point of the living room. The Studio is in the background. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum

Alvar Aallon kotitalo valmistui valmistui vuonna 1936 Helsingin Munkkiniemeen. Talossa oli arkkitehtiperheen koti ja toimisto. Valokuva Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto -museo.
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Dining room. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum

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Upper floor plan. Roof terrace separates bedroom wing from the studio. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Museum

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One of the bedrooms. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum

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Site plan. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Museum

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The façade seen from the garden during winter. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum

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The façade of the two-storey Studio section seen from the garden in autumn. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum

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House seen from Riihitie street. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum

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The house's street-side façade is closed. Drawing: Alvar Aalto Museum

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Entrance. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum

Guided tours

The history and architecture of Aalto’s unique home, located in Munkkiniemi area in Helsinki, opens up through the stories the guide has to share.

The tour lasts an hour and includes both the guided tour itself and free time to enjoy the special atmosphere in the house and explore the museum shop.

Groups by appointment only: riihitie@alvaraalto.fi

More information

FEES AND OPENING HOURS

 

BOOK TICKETS FROM SHOP.ALVARAALTO.FI

 

Enquiries: riihitie@alvaraalto.fi

 

Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum