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On a rainy day, we visited the Aalto House after coming from the Studio. Do it in this order I think is a nice choice. It is nice to hear the stories and see where Alto lived and find some pieces of other artists of...More
I am an admirer of the architect Alvaro Siza and of the naturalism in the construction of Alvar Aalto, who, among others, influenced Siza (Pritzker Architecture Prize 1992).
The connection between architecture and nature in construction was one of Alvaro Siza's references.
Aalto's house in...More
As a fan of Alvar Aalto, I had high expectations for the Aalto house. I was not disappointed. There is plenty of his work to be seen and the house is very well preserved. I particularly appreciated that you could enter the rooms and get...More
I made reservations well in advance as I wanted to make sure to get the time and date that fit with our schedule. They run the tours pretty tight so no need to show up early and you cannot linger afterwards but the tour takes...More
We were plenty of expectations before visiting the Aalto House. And we were fully rewarded. We got a guided tour through the house and learned so much about Alto’s habits and the way he started with is activity. The house is plenty of personal objects...More
So worth visiting! Our guide was excellent - provided great information. The house is in great condition with original furniture, fittings and artwork. I love the fact that they give you 30 minutes to explore and take photos on your own.
Very easy to get...More
We visited the house yesterday as part of our combination ticket of studio tour (see my other review) at 11:30 am and Aalto house tour at 1pm. We had booked our tickets online a few weeks ahead and our tour was fully booked.
Can you believe it, it was hot in Helsinki on our tour. And this house was not designed for the heat. Slow, meandering dialogue from the guide added to the hypnotic effect of the experience. House and furniture fascinating, but the whole experience was not...More