Architecture and Urban Design

The art of creating and building systems Architecture creates a material framework and conditions for the functioning and development of the whole society. In a narrower sense, architecture is the art of creating and building systems.
It is often thought that an architect only designs houses, but that is only a small, albeit prominent part of the architect’s work. Architecture also includes learning about engineering, the humanities, and various software, building endless models and prototypes to create and experiment with new structures and worlds. The most important part of architectural education takes place as practical work in a studio, in an environment similar to an architectural office, where an actual project is born from the initial sketches. Theory and engineering subjects, painting, drawing and experimental studios support the studio work. The latter is related to the laboratories of the Faculty of Architecture (3D Laboratory, VR Laboratory, PAKK) and the research work carried out in it, where it is possible to touch the fringes of space creation. There, you can acquire knowledge and specialize in restoration, landscape architecture or planning. Our vision for the future Architects have the difficult task of giving modern technology a commonly comprehensible material form and face in accordance with cultural expectations; create a whole from parts whose value is greater than the sum of any individual parts. Architecture is meant to constantly innovate, rebuild and offer different visions of the future – this is also one of the important ambitions of EKA’s architecture programme. Read more about the curriculum here. For further information of our activities, follow our Facebook page. If you would like us to send you information and reminders about admission dates, preparation courses, consultations and open days, leave your email address here.

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Book launch: Andres Alver “About Architecture”

The book “About Architecture” by architect and professor Andres Alver has been published. The book presentation will take place on February 29, 2024 at 6 pm in the EKA Gallery. The book is introduced by the author Andres Alver. EKA Rector Mart Kalm, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture Sille Pihlak and President of the Estonian Association of Architects Andro Mänd will speak. Andres Alver, who ...

Student chairs in Võru Suhvli

The Southeast Estonia Innovation Center opened the Suhvli discovery center dedicated to the former Võru furniture factory and the wood industry there. Next to the history of the region, furniture and material samples, a selection of chairs from the students of the EKA Faculties of Design and Architecture reflects the modern design concept. Most of them have been completed in the joint ...
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Andres Alver book “About Architecture”

The book “About Architecture” by architect and professor Andres Alver has been published. The book presentation will take place on February 29, 2024 at 6 pm in the EKA Gallery.   Andres Alver, who recently celebrated his 70th birthday, has taught several generations of architects at the EKA Faculty of Architecture since 1985. The newly published voluminous, 400-page book provides an ...

International wooden construction conference Forum Wood Building Baltic 2024

Forum Wood Building Baltic 26 February – 28 February 2024 Tallinn, Estonia We invite you to participate in the Forum Wood Building Baltic 2024 to be held on February 27 and 28 in Tallinn, Estonia. This year we have more than 40 speakers from 15 countries.   There is also an opportunity to participate in the thematic excursions on February 26th. Forum Wood ...
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Study of outdoor education in Estonian schools

In 2023, the landscape studio of the Faculty of Architecture of EKA studied the situation of outdoor education in Estonian schools. The purpose of the study was to find out the current state and possibilities of outdoor education and to make spatial proposals based on this. The studio was supervised by architect Katrin Koov. In the online survey prepared for schools in the first phase ...
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Open architecture lectures on Spring 2024: Unlearning

Estonian Academy of Arts, Faculty of Architecture is pleased to announce its spring 2024 public lecture series. Organized around the theme of Unlearning, the lecture series aims to engage with values, imaginaries and systems of knowledge that shape the contemporary fields of architecture and urbanism. Unlearning is coordinated by Maroš Krivý, professor of Urban Studies.   According to Gayatri ...

Pihlak and Tuksam’s “Sindlinahk” Mies vand der Rohe Award Nomination

The work of architects Sille Pihlak and Siim Tuksam “Sindlinahk” was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award for Contemporary Architecture of the European Union, in the shortlist of 40 works. In the entire history of the award competition, this is only the second time that architects from Estonia have been recognized. Pihlaku and Tuksam’s work “Sindlinahk” is a light traffic junction ...

EASA workshop “Dumb Emancipatory Housing”

In the second week of January 2024, the “Dumb Emancipatory Housing” architecture workshop was held at the Estonian Academy of Arts, conducted by Sebastian Bietenhader and Matthias Moroder from Büro Bietenhader Moroder. The open lecture “Dumb Emancipatory Housing. Dumb Emancipatory City Planning” concluded the workshop on January 12. A series of workshops that started at the EASA (European ...

Student Work

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