Muuratsalo summer house

Friday, August 14, 2009

Cool boathouse too!

Photo: flicker

From Galinsky: "The Finnish architect Alvar Aalto designed the "Experimental House" in 1952. Aino, Aalto's first wife had died in 1949 and the house was built to serve as a summer getaway for himself and his new wife, Elissa. It was conceived as an experimental laboratory to test construction and architecture philosophies such as foundation systems, free-form brick construction, and passive solar heating. Since the building was Aalto's own financial venture and served only as a part time residence, the house is playful and expressive in its execution and possibly serves to ask more questions than it answers".

Read more here, or even better, go see it!