AD Round Up: Architecture from Estonia

Tomorrow, Estonia will celebrate its independence day. So to start their celebrations, we’d like to show you some great projects from Estonia. Enjoy all of them after the break.

Guesthouse at Seedri street / JVR Arhitektuuribüroo The resort town Pärnu is also known as the capital of Estonian functionalism. It is home to the pearls of Estonian functionalism of the 1930s – the Rannahotell (waterfront hotel), Rannahoone (beach building) and numerous functionalist villas from the same period. Since the 1970s, Pärnu has been enriched with an abundance of new neofunctionalist resort architecture, which gives the town its characteristic appearance (read more…)

Villa V / 3+1 Architects Square-shaped folded landscape of the house is cut into the existing landscape, creating more privacy for family’s common space. At the same time the space is totally open – one may see different sides of the lot. So the villa do not create an interruption into the existing landscape but forms one part of it (read more…)

Aleksandri St. apartment building / Salto AB Apartment building on Aleksandri St is located in an environment with many different spatial strata. The shape of the building is affected by a restricted detailed plan, drafted to the plot years ago, and a large water collector diagonally dissecting the plot and thus, the house. Conforming to these restrictiong, the building meanders on the plot, softly reaching towards ground on the ends (read more…)

Aluminium House / Arhitektid Muru & Pere The concept was born out of the wrist movement when scribbling on paper. The area allowed for building was very long and narrow due to multiple restrictions. We began piling the rooms in one row at one end until we met the border; then we turned the room itself backwards and that is how the building obtained its current form (read more…)

Vadabus Square and St. Paul Church / Ginseng Chicken Ginseng Chicken Architecture P.C. has proposed a renewed identity for the St. Paul Church and Vadabus Square in Rakvere, Estonia by attempting to integrate three disparate elements of the site into a cohesive design strategy for a main concert hall (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Architecture from Estonia" 23 Feb 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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