Found project: Villa Kokkonen


    Project : Villa Kokkonen

    Architect : Aalto, Alvar

    Completion: 1969

    Locality : Järvenpää

    Country : Finland

    Building style : Modern architecture (not specified)

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    Description :

    In the 1960s and 1970s, Aalto designed only a few private houses for friends. These houses bear a clear stamp of the personalities and work of the clients. Villa Kokkonen in Järvenpää, Finland (1967-69), was designed for a composer. The starting point for the floor plan was to design a space for the grand piano, which naturally had an effect on the arrangement of the other rooms. The wall surfaces and the greater part of the floors and the structure itself are made from wood. The character of the house is revealed inside: it is like a delicate music box. Devoid of a facade the house is inconspicuously sited in the forest.

    Markku Lahti: Alvar Aalto and the Beauty of the House. - Alvar Aalto Toward a Human Modernism. Prestel Verlag, 1999, 58-59.

    Ed. Antti Siitonen



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