Hvitträsk

Hvitträsk is a mansion complex in Kirkkonummi, Finland, about 30 kilometers (19 mi) west of Helsinki. It was designed as a studio home for the members of the Finnish architecture firm Gesellius, Lindgren, Saarinen, later becoming the private residence of Eliel Saarinen. It currently operates as a museum.

Hvitträsk

DescriptionEdit

 
Postage stamp from 1978

The development it began when the plot was purchased by the company in 1901. The construction was mostly completed by 1903.[1][2][3][4] The house was named after Lake Vitträsk [fi], by which it was built. [H]vitträsk literally means White Lake. Today Hvitträsk is a museum open to the public. The red-roofed manor structure facing the lake is the main museum building, and the brownish structure separated on the other side by a yard is the cafeteria. There is also a smaller sauna down by the lake.[5]

In 1922 Lindgren's home in the north side partially burned down. Eliel Saarinen's son Eero Saarinen designed a new building in its place in 1929–33.[5][1][6]

GalleryEdit

Featured in publicationsEdit

  • Moderne Bauformen 6, no. 4 (1907): 159–62;8, no. 8 (1909): 350, 353.
  • Hemma och Ute 3, (August 1913): 210–14; 3 (September 1913): 234–5.
  • American Architect and Architectural Review 124 (September 26, 1923): 19 pls.
  • Arkkitehti nos. 11–12 (1943): 24.
  • Architectural Review 139 (February 1966): 152–54.
  • Space Design no. 133 (September 1975): 91–94
  • Connaissance des Arts no. 238 (December 1971): 108–13, 192.
  • New York Times 13 February 1966, VI, p. 64.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Hvitträsk Historiaa". Kansallismuseo. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Hvitträsk". Museot. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Hvitträsk Museum". Visit Espoo. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Hvitträsk, Kirkkonummi". Museovirasto Restauroi. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Hvittärskin ateljeehuvila". Valtakunnalliset merkittävät rakennetut kulttuuriympäristöt RKY. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  6. ^ Koskela, Anna. "Hvitträsk Vaimojen vaihto ja kummituksia". Tämä Matka. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  7. ^ Jaakkola, Saana (16 November 2015). "Kalliomaalausten metsästys päättyi hautaan – Vitträsk-järven maisemissa". Live now dream later. Retrieved 28 June 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Hvitträsk at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 60°10′53″N 024°31′12″E / 60.18139°N 24.52000°E / 60.18139; 24.52000