24 Feb 2009

Esittelyssä Hvitträsk ... Presenting Hvitträsk

suomeksi:
Hvitträskin rakennuttivat vuosina 1901-1903 arkkitehdit Herman Gesellius, Armas Lindgren ja Eliel Saarinen. Hirsistä ja luonnonkivistä kansallisromanttiseen tyyliin rakennetussa päärakennuksessa oli sekä yhteinen arkkitehtitoimisto että Saarisen ja Lindgrenin perheiden kodit. Hvitträskissä Geselliuksen alkuperäinen asunto oli 'Lilla Villan' eli erillinen piharakennus, josta hän muutti myöhemmin päärakennuksen pohjoispäätyyn.
Saarisen koti on nykyisin museona ja pienessä huvilassa toimii ravintola. Museossa on tehty kolmivaiheinen peruskorjaus vuosina 1992-2000. Korjauksessa kunnostettiin rakennukset, piha ja puutarha sekä saatettiin sisätilat vastaamaan aikaisempaa paremmin alkuperäistä interiööriä.

Hvitträskiä ja sen englantilaistyylistä puistopihaa ympäröivät kalliot, metsä ja Vitträsk-järvi.

Kuvatessani myös ympäröivää luontoa tuli mieleeni kuinka paljon se on mahtanut antaa inspiraatiota Hvitträskin eri rakennusten suunnitteluun.

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in english:
Hvitträsk was built between 1901–1903 by architects Herman Gesellius, Armas Lindgren and Eliel Saarinen. The main building, designed in National Romantic style, built of logs and natural stone, was both a common studio and a home for Eliel Saarinen and Armas Lindgren for some years after it was completed. During that time, Gesellius lived in the courtyard building and later moved into the north-wing of the main building after Lindgren relocated in Helsinki.

During the early decades, the main building served as both an architectural office and as a cultural home. It was visited by such esteemed figures as Jean Sibelius, Axeli Gallen-Kallela and Maksim Gorki. The office's staff also lived at Hvitträsk, and this is where the plans were drawn up for the Helsinki Railway Station, the National Museum of Finland and the monumental Munkkiniemi-Haaga project, among other grand works. Hvitträsk is also the boyhood home for world famous architect Eero Saarinen, who made his reputation primarily in the United States designing buildings and monuments such as the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Saarinen home is a museum today, and within the courtyard building are a restaurant and a café. Hvitträsk and its lovely English style garden are surrounded by beautiful nature near the shore of Lake Vitträsk.

While I was also taking pictures of the surrounding nature I was wondering how much inspiration for the plans of the different buildings it had provided.

As a curiosity can be mentioned, that Michael Palin, that wonderful actor and active globe trotter, stayd in Hvitträsk during his travels for the series 'Pole to Pole'. That episode was filmed in the logcabin down by the lake, which is the sauna of Hvitträsk. You'll se a picture of it too further down.

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TV:stä tuttu ... Seen on TV

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Sitten ympäröivään luontoon

in english:
Then to the surrounding nature

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suomeksi:
Alla kuvattu näyttely siellä on meneillään mutta valitettavasti museo on kiinni maanantaisin ja tiistaisin.

in english:
There is an exhibition like the one pictured below going on but unfortunately the museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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suomeksi:
Toivottavasti kiertokävely Hvitträskissä oli mielenkiintoinen.

in english:
I hope you enjoyed the sightseeing tour around Hvitträsk.

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10 comments:

Mojo said...

Remarkable setting and a very imposing compound!

You've got several shots here that would fit very well with Authorblog's "The Doors" theme. The red one with the scrolled hinges is especially impressive!

Inkivääri said...

Wautsi mikä postaus - aivan upeita kuvia ja hieno esittely sanoin, oikein houkutteleva matkailumainos:)

Louise said...

What a beautiful place. I am especially drawn to the stone, both in the architecture and in nature.

George said...

This is a truly beautiful compound. It's easy to see how people living there could be inspired to do great things.

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for the beautiful building and surroundings! This is a wonderful place to live. Thank you to the visit to my blog. The poem is a chanson made and sung by Charlet Trenet. I made the translation in English, You can hear the song on the video previous to the poem. Have a nice week!

John said...

Very nice and varied photo series you showing here. Great posting. Thanks for sharing.

Ruth said...

My internet is slow tonight and I had trouble loading the pictures. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my post.

Carrizo said...

Wow.

This was a very complete presentation. I enjoyed walking with You admiring this nice place where I have not been visiting never earlier in my life. Maybe next summer I'll visit it in real life.

I have been ill few days and now I am on return.

Best regards.

chrome3d said...

Hvitträsk on parasta mitä täältä päin löytyy. Klassikko.

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