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We visited Villa Mairea as a part of a study excursion and I guess it was a must-see-place for many of us studying or working in the field of art history. We had reserved a guided tour, which was for me personally quite interesting, though...More
My wife and I are architects from New Zealand so this has been on our list of buildings in the world to see. The other reviews tell you how amazing this building is, I agree totally and will not repeat. Some information instead:
This is the Finnish pioneer of modern architecture, Alvar Aalto's Gesamtkunstwerk masterpiece. Every detail was thought out and tasteful and often innovative, inspired by its picturesque location, with a harmonious synthesis resulting. Both the exterior and interior, with all its bespoke furniture and fittings, are...More
I visited the house in May 2016 when we went on an architecture excursion (I'm an architecture student) to Finland and Sweden. We had a great guided tour and the house is amazing!
Would recommend for anyone interested in architecture.
I came here with a group of Architecture students from Copenhagen. I was amazed at this site. I highly recommend the trek for anyone who is remotely interested in art or architecture. We were not allowed to take pictures of the inside and had to...More
As my husband and I learned more about the legendary modernist architect Alvar Aalto during our 2-week trip to Finland, we decided to make a road trip from Helsinki to Noormarkku on the western coast to visit the marvelous Villa Mairea. This residential masterpiece was...More