• Museum closed on August 20th

    The Museum of Estonian Architecture is closed on Saturday, August 20th due to a public holiday, the Day of Restoration of Independence.

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  • Explore the pearls of Estonian architecture in the new city tours of Tallinn!

    Museum of Estonian Architecture invites to explore the pearls of Estonian architecture both in the exhibition as well as in the cityscape! Every building reflects the ambition of either owner, architect, constructor or user. The history of every single building is not always worth studying, however, the edifices of certain type or function as well the wholesome […]

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Collection’s diary

Flower Pavilion at 26 Pirita Road, Tallinn

Valve Pormeister, design 1958, completed 1960 (sanguine, watercolour).

Architect Valve Pormeister, who graduated university in garden- and park design, claimed that nature was an intrinsic component of her, which was why she often put landscape first in…

Sketches of Tallinn’s Väike-Õismäe residential neighbou...

Mart Port, ca 1968 (felt-tip pen, paper)

When designing the Väike-Õismäe residential neighbourhood, Mart Port and Malle Meelak – a shining tandem of Soviet-Estonian urban planning – seized the opportunity to shape it into an ideal…

Dr Spock’s residence

Tiit Kaljundi, architectural competition 1975, perspective drawing 1984, unrealised (coloured pencil, India ink, paper).

Tiit Kaljundi’s relationship with Soviet Estonia’s official architectural scene was conflicted, as one may have expected from an avant-garde artist. The ruling power saw monotonous mass apartment blocks as…

Johannes Orro’s dwelling at 97 Raudtee Street, Nõmme, Tal...

Edgar Velbri, design 1932, constructed (India ink, tracing paper).

Bustling Nõmme had already grown from a holiday village to a reasonably-sized town (possessing town privileges from 1926–1940, after which it became a district of Tallinn) when café-owner…

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