Muuratsalo Experimental House
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.
The Experimental house has been closed for season 2020. Tickets for summer 2021 will be available 6 months in advance.
Visiting the area is allowed with a guide only.
Reservation required: firstname.lastname@example.org
Group tour fee: 80 €/ per group + 16 €/ per person
Student group fee: 50 €/ per group + 13 €/ per person
Senior group fee: 80 €/ per group + 13 €/ per person
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The Experimental house (1952-54) was Elissa and Alvar Aalto’s self-designed atelier and summer residence. It was inspired by the idea of an Ancient Roman atrium. The Experimental House is located in a beautiful spot on the rocky shore of Lake Päijänne, sheltered by the coastal forest. This is where Aalto had the freedom to experiment with different materials, forms, techniques and proportions.