Muuratsalo experimental house (1952–54)

Kuvat: Alvar Aalto- museo, Maija Holma

Kuvat: Alvar Aalto- museo, Maija Holma

Kuvat: Alvar Aalto- museo, Maija Holma


Photos: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto museum

Guided tours: Mon, Wed and Fri at 1.30 p.m. from 1 June to 14 September, Mon–Fri at 1.30 p.m. in August. Closed during the winter season. Please buy the tickets well in advance from https://shop.alvaraalto.fi/en/product/guided-tour-muuratsalo-experimental-house-en/ or by contacting the Alvar Aalto Museum, tel. 040 135 6210 or e-mail:museum(at)alvaraalto.fi. Entrance to the area is only permitted in the company of a guide. EUR 18/EUR 9. More information on prices: www.alvaraalto.fi/charges.htm

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.

Source: Alvar Aalto Museum

Contact information

Melalammentie
40900 Säynätsalo
tel. +358 40 135 6210
 

Map

Contact information

The symbols indicate the distance from Kompassiaukio (Compass Square) in the centre of Jyväskylä. (Source: Google Maps)
29 min

Melalammentie
40900 Säynätsalo
tel. +358 40 135 6210