Tuesday, 9 July 2013

visit to Villa Mairea



The other week we went to visit Villa Mairea, Alvar Aalto's beautiful creation from the late 30s. I probably don't even need to write it down how much I'd just love to live in it.

My cameraphone images, although I tried hard and took plenty, just don't do any justice to the beauty and true spirit of this clever but full of warmth modernist building. So I show you the two best ones and urge you to see better portraits of this architectural gem, nestling among tall pines, and its truly stunning interiors here instead.

2 comments:

  1. amazing!
    does anyone lives in it now
    or it is a museum?

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    1. hi Evdokia! it's like a private museum. It belongs to the Ahlström Corp. who own most of that land and area, and basically they are an old family of swedish-finnish business tycoons. They open the villa for public visits at certain times of the year, and you can go and walk around it, have a peak into the yard any time of the year. check out their link http://www.vierastoiminta.a-ahlstrom.fi/index.php/115.html
      hope you are having a lovely weekend! x

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