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Address: Riihitie 20, Helsinki 00330, Finland
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Description: The home of famous Alvar Altotel +358 (0)9 481 350 riihitie@alvaraalto.fi...
The home of famous Alvar Altotel +358 (0)9 481 350 riihitie@alvaraalto.fi Alvar Aalto 1936
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If you love modern architecture...

If you love modern architecture and interior design then this place is a MUST! The impact Alvar Aalto has had on so many modern architects cannot be underestimated and his work... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

If you love modern architecture and interior design then this place is a MUST! The impact Alvar Aalto has had on so many modern architects cannot be underestimated and his work can be seen (albeit in an inspired way- not copied) in the houses of almost everyone who has shopped at IKEA. Our guide had spent time in Japan and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The house designed by Alvar Alto is fascinating. It was certainly ahead of its time, and reminded me of of a 1960s version of American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, with all fittings designed by the creator of the house. Unfortunately the guide we had tended to repeat herself. There is nowhere to sit and we became very tired standing for... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Aalto designed a monastery that we have visited near our home, so we wanted to tour his house. We relied on our GPS to find the house in a residential neighborhood of Helsinki. Tours were offered on the hour. Our Finnish guide gave our tour in English, and she answered our many questions. Alvar Aalto designed the house and lived... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

You can take the number 4 tram and buy your ticket from the driver. There are scheduled visits at specific times. Visit also AA studio that is just 5 minutes away.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The home of Alvar Aalto was a great place to visit. I had a brazilian architect with me and we visited both the Aalto House and the ateljee one after the other. This is highly recommendable also to others, find out the timetable for both and do them in the right order. Both museums responded well to e-mails, but did... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

A short guided and informative tour provides an introduction to this leading Finnish architect and founder of Artek design. The house was built in 1936 but was far ahead of its time. His innovative and functional approach can be explored in the furnishings and fittings of his home and in its interior and exterior design. You can then appreciate the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

OK so I went along with my architect husband, mainly for his sake. But the house is so interesting. Loved the relationship to the garden. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. If you want a window into the Finnish soul, this house, its setting and its contents will inform you. Also visit his studio.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

First of all, I recommend you to take a look on thw website cause there's not too many hours available to visit the museo. Only at 1pm 2pm and 3pm. The price is around 17€. The guide of the house made our visit funny and interesting, we learned a lot and she explained us a lot of things and details.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

During our 2-week trip to Finland, my husband and I enjoyed learning much more about legendary Finnish modernist architect Alvar Aalto, including a visit and tour of his own home and one-time studio in a Helsinki neighborhood. The tour guide was very pleasant and well-informed. We were also inspired to visit other Aalto-designed residences: Villa Mairea in Noormarkku and Villa... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Well worth the visit if you are in indeed, in any way, interested in architectural history. The Aalto house provides an interesting, enjoyable and informative education into iconic Finnish design. That said, I would like to provide you with the most expedient way of getting to this house. From Helsinki centre, tram number 4, direction Munkkiniemi. Get off at stop... More 

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Address: Riihitie 20, Helsinki 00330, Finland
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki

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