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Villa Mairea, Noormarkku

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Villa Mairea is a villa, guest-house, and rural retreat designed and built by the Finnish modernist architect Alvar Aalto for Harry and Maire Gullichsen in Noormarkku, Finland. The building was constructed in 1938–1939.

The Gullichsens were a wealthy couple and members of the Ahlström family. They told Aalto that he should regard it as 'an experimental house'. Aalto seems to have treated the house as an opportunity to bring together all the themes that had been preoccupying him in his work to that point but had not been able to include them in actual buildings.

Today, Villa Mairea is considered one of the most important buildings Aalto designed in his career.
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  • I was lucky enough to have recently been on a private tour of the interior of Villa Mairea Alvar Aalto’s stunning and seminal 1930s house designed for wealthy friends/ clients, in the beautiful...  more »
  • Annika Öhman is the worst guide we have ever met. She is not interested in what she is explaining (at least it seems). Moreover she is always looking the clock... Luckily, Aino and Alvar Aalto...  more »
  • Incredible Finnish architecture. Built in 1939, Villa Mairea was 30 years ahead of its time in many aspects. Guided tours available several days every week!
  • A place I have always dreamed of. Amazing, beautiful.. a dream

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