Faculty of Architecture

The authors of the EKA building project are Joel Kopli, Koit Ojaliiv, Juhan Rohtla and Eik Hermann from the architecture office KUU Arhitektid, alumni of the Academy of Arts. Photo Tõnu Tunnel

 

 

Faculty of Architecture is the focal point of Estonian architectural education
and the most important centre of competence in all the creative disciplines
related to artificial environments, including interior architecture, architecture, landscape design, and urban planning and design. The nucleus of the tuition is comprised of the Architecture and Urban Design as well as Interior Architecture programmes.  The first of these includes contemporary architectural studies, in the best sense of the word, by paying equal attention to actual buildings, spaces between them, and the larger environments where they are located.

When studying architecture, it is also possible to study landscape architecture as a subsidiary subject. The second programme deals, more precisely, with the scale of human body in the design and production of furniture and interiors. Architecture and interior architecture are very closely related, with significant overlapping and joint projects in one’s academic studies, and later, in one’s professional life. An important aspect of the tuition is the long-term association between spatial and material knowledge of all scales.

Since 2004, Urban Studies programme has been offered at the Master’s level. It is an international English-language curriculum, which, unlike the above, is not studio based education, but deals with research concerning the functioning of modern cities, from the perspective of their users, major participants, decision-makers and planners. Strategies for the future are created, and opportunities sought, for their implementation.

 

Defended master’s thesis in architecture and urban planning

On June 3 and 4, 2021, 14 young architects defended their master’s degrees at EKA. Mihkel Räni Raev  „Tehnoloogiline ...

A Tale of Persistence: Expanding on Decline in Ida-Virumaa

14th of May 2021, students of urban studies and interior architecture presented their findings with working with different conditions of decline by rethinking growth or adaptation in Ida-Virumaa. Their projects used varied ...

Urban Ethnography Final Presentations

The Urban Ethnography course tutored by Agata Marzec and Hanna Husberg takes the techno-ecologies of (hard or soft) urban infrastructure as a starting point to using ethnographic strategies make perceptible interdisciplinary phenomena that ...

EKA architecture students are examining the project of the Tartu City Center Cultural Center

The Department of Architecture and Urban Design of the Estonian Academy of Arts will be working on the city of Tartu this spring semester, at the invitation of the city itself, to help better prepare for the title of European Capital of Culture ...

Modelling workshop

With implenting all safety measures we have entered Spring Semester 2021. The aim of urban studies modelling workshop supervised by architect Paco Ulman was to describe an abstract phenomenon or an adjective that has many forms. Students started ...

ELEMENTerial — materialisation of the metagrid

EKA algorithmic timber architecture research group exhibition  19. Jan  – 6. Feb 2021 at EKA Gallery.   The exhibition ...

Madli Kaljuste was awarded the EAA Student Award 2020

The Student Award 2020 of the Estonian Association of Architects was awarded to Madli Kaljuste, a master’s thesis in the field of architecture and urban planning of EKA for the “Designers’ House” (Rävala 8, Tallinn). The winner of the student ...

Semele Kari – laureate of the Vello Asi Student Prize 2020

The 2020 Vello Asi Student Prize laureate Semele Kari is a graduate of the Estonian Academy of Arts bachelor’s programme in interior architecture and is currently continuing her research into space while working toward her master’s degree in ...

Take off for final review week for student studios in Department of Architecture

Department of Architecture of EAA started Monday morning December 14th, with the final evaluation of the 2nd year studio “Hotel”. Helsinki-based tutors Leonard Ma and Tuomas Toivonen led a studio course during ...

Ulla Alla and Markus Puidak receive “Tuleviku tipud” scholarships

Ulla Alla and Markus Puidak, MA students of EKA’s Architecture and Urban Planning, received two of the four scholarships awarded in the Riigi Kinnisvara (the State Real Estate) scholarship competition “Tuleviku tipud” (Tops of the ...

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Magazine SISU—LINE #5 Actual!

The 5th issue of the spatial research magazine SISU—LINE is based on the 2019 interior architecture symposium SISU_“Tegelik /Actual”. The topics covered at the symposium are complemented by visual essays on the inspiring Bachelor's and ...

INSULA NUDUS: Paljassaare beyond interesting

You are interesting, paljassaare is interesting, everything there is ...

Session of the research project “Unfinished City” at the Tartu Planning Conference

AVAILABLE ON VIDEO: On November 5, 2020, the Tartu Planning Conference was held in Tartu, with a special session on the topics of the joint research project “Unfinished City” of EKA and the City of Tallinn. Due to this year’s ...

EKAs architecture students won the Future of Wood 2020 competition!

The main prize of the Future of Wood 2020 competition was won by the 2nd year architecture students of EKA. The winners Helin Kuldkepp, Patrick ...

ELEMENTerial – materialisation of the metagrid

In the vertical studio, architecture students created creative modules from wooden elements that could be used as a stool. The aim of the studio was to develop architecture from natural building materials, based on digital design and ...

Proceedings: Space and Digital Reality

Estonian Academy of Arts hosted the international conference Space and Digital Reality within the framework of Tallinn Architecture Biennale – TAB 2019. You are welcome to read the

Data-driven Spatial Planning – Uncomputed City

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EHITUSKUNST #60: SPECIAL ISSUE: JAN VERWIJNEN

This special issue of Ehituskunst brings to the surface some of the rich and diverse research material that architect and professor Jan Verwijnen left to EKA Tallinn’s architecture faculty when he passed away in 2005. The project does not intend ...

Study of the collective farm areas of Järva municipality

Study of the collective farm areas of the general plan of Järva municipality. Living models of rural settlements The aim of the project is to address the topics and issues related to collective farm buildings in Järva municipality in the ...

Nordic-Baltic Academy of Architecture meeting

On 23.-26. of October 2019 EKA hosted an annual meeting of Nordic-Baltic Academy of ...

Open lectures on architecture autumn 2019

The Faculty of Architecture of EKA is happy to announce three ...

Virtual Prototyping with an Application to the Mass-customization of Architecture, Design and Art

The aim of the project was to develop and experiment with the application of virtual reality (VR) and mass-customization technologies inside the various curriculums at The Estonian Academy of Arts, with an emphasis on creating a feed-back ...

Application process now open for the Estonian Academy of Arts international summer academy! Applications can be submitted until 26 May

In August 2019, the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) will host the third international summer academy “EKA Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture – Possible Futures”, offering English-language visual culture courses in the field of ...

Estonian Academy of Arts student receives ESRI Young Scholar Award for mapping Turku’s mobility

The PhD student of the Estonian Academy of Arts Architecture and Urban Planning program, Damiano Cerrone, has received the Young Scholar Award from ESRI at the ESRI User Conference in San Diego. The prize was given for the maps he designed in ...