Happy Birthday Alvar Aalto! Home Sweet Home (Part 2): The Aalto House by Alvar Aalto, Helsinki-
Situated in Munkkiniemi, in North West Helsinki that Aalto was commissioned to draw up the zoning plan for, the Aalto house was designed in 1935. The house was Aalto’s main residence which he shared with his wife Aino and their children and then after Aino died with his second wife Elsa. The white painted brick and wood clad house that also features a small studio is a short walk from his main studio (HERE). The ground floor of the house features a formal living room, dining room and kitchen as well as a library and reception area off of the galleried studio. Upstairs there is a master bedroom, three further bedrooms, a bathroom, an informal lounge area and a small terrace. For part 1 see (HERE). For images of interior see (HERE).
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