Aalto's House, Riihitie, Helsinki

Below are a few images of Alvar Aalto’s house in Riihitie, just outside of Helsinki, which I visited as part of a month-long trip to Scandinavia this summer. In 1936, Aalto and his wife, Aino, designed Riihitie as both office and home, until his studio became too big and moved down the road to Tiilimaki. The house has often been called the predecessor of Villa Mairea, but on a smaller scale, with more intimate office and residential spaces.

Images: My own
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