Archive 2019

Miracles in Concrete. Structural Engineer August Komendant

August Komendant (1906–1992) was an Estonian-American structural engineer, whose collaboration with famous architects and engineers resulted in several 20th-century architectural masterpieces. His professional career spanned more than half a century from the 1930s to 1980s and...

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TAB 2019 Curatorial Exhibition “Beauty Matters”

In celebrating beauty in architecture, after some eight decades of denigration, Beauty Matters aims to elevate the status of beauty and its role in exploring new aesthetics through the lens of habitation. Architecture, like poetry or music, has the...

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Building Parts

Building Parts. Investigations on material based modularity in 20th century Estonian housing Workshop 10. –13.09. Estonian Academy of Arts Exhibition 14.09.–17.11. Museum of Estonian Architecture Opening 13.09. Museum of Estonian Architecture, Ahtri 2, Tallinn Curators: Sille...

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Come Out and Play. Modern Kindergartens

Fairy tales, children’s drawings and sun – if any architect could draw inspiration from these, it would certainly be the designer of a kindergarten. Seen the other way, kindergarten architecture has also posed challenges for professionals,...

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Geometry and Metaphysics. Mare Vint and Arne Maasik

Printmaker Mare Vint and architect-photographer Arne Maasik, younger by one generation, are both well-known Estonian artists. However, the exhibition in the Museum of Estonian Architecture is for the first time they are presenting their works together,...

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Woodland Sweden

Timber has traditionally been an important construction material in Sweden – a little red wooden cottage is part of Swedish national heritage. Contemporary wooden architecture offers a wide selection of buildings, from small private houses to...

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The new permanent exhibition for children and young people teaches how to experience space and grasp the essence of architecture. The environment created in the vaulted basement of the Rotermann Salt Storage offers experiences for different...

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A Room of One’s Own. Feminist’s Questions to Architecture

A room and money of her own – these are two prerequisites for a woman’s self-fulfilment, so wrote Virginia Woolf almost 90 years ago. Despite this, Estonian architectural culture still seems to be completely unaware of...

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