Muuratsalo experimental house (1952–54)

Distance to the target from Kompassinaukio in Jyväskylä:

29 min.

40900 Säynätsalo
tel. +358 40 135 6210

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Lämpötila: 13.6°C Broken, klo 04:40

Muuratsalo experimental house (1952–54)

Alvar Aalto’s summer residence – also known as Muuratsalo Experimental House – is located on an island five kilometres from Säynätsalo Town Hall. Its courtyard is enclosed by two residential wings and a brick wall. In the south, the brick wall has an opening with a view of Lake Päijänne. The guest room wing and woodshed are located behind the main building, in line with a slope of rock. When designing Muuratsalo Experimental House, Aalto experimented with various materials, techniques, forms and dimensions. He also intended to try solar heating.

Opening hours:

Closed during the winter season. Entrance to the area is only permitted in the company of a guide.

Please buy the tickets well in advance from or by contacting the Alvar Aalto Museum, tel. 040 135 6210 or e-mail: museum(at)

Source: Alvar Aalto Museum

Photos: Tero Takalo-Eskola

Designed/built in year


Designed by

Alvar Aalto

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