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Joint Narva architecture workshop with students of EKA and Innsbruck University

In the first week of April, students from the University of Innsbruck visited the Faculty of Architecture of EKA, who got an overview of EKA’s everyday life and also got to know Narva. Possible architectural visions for Narva were ...

2024 year’s J. Holt scholarship for Diana Drobot

This year’s Jaan Holt Scholarship will be awarded to Diana Drobot, a student of architecture and urban planning, for her outstanding and active professional activities. Architecture students are encouraged already ...

Andres Alver book “About Architecture”

The book “About Architecture” by architect and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Lecturer J. Woodroffe received the prize from prestigious Building Awards 2023

This year’s British architecture awards Building Awards 2023 were announced in London in November. In The Housing Project of the Year category, the Dockley ...

EKA graduates won BAUA Awards 23

In this year’s BAUA Awards 2023 competition for the best master’s theses of architecture schools in the Baltic countries, EKA graduates were the best. The jury consisting of Kristel Niisuke (Estonia), Dina Suhanova (Latvia) ...

Studio trip to Amsterdam, Oct 2023

Study trips are an important part of studying to be an architect in order to have a wider horizon and experience both in Estonia and in the world beyond the border. Architecture and urban design students visited Amsterdam in ...

Guest studio from Delft University of Technology

From 2-13 October, 29 students of the master of Architecture at TU Delft are visiting EKA, participating in the graduation studio “A Matter of Scale. Architecture for the European City: Tallinn.” This edition of the ...

With the support of EAS a team of EKA students is developing a building system using straw panels

In spring this year, EAS announced funding for engineering students. One of the selected projects was – “Development of a modular system 1+x, development of a technology module and investigation of the use of straw as a material”, ...

EXHIBITION “ABANDONED LANDSCAPES: KOHILA PAPER MILL”

The opening of the exhibition “Abandoned Landscapes: Kohila Paper Mill” took place on September 16th at 12:00 in the wood pulp room of the Kohila paper mill.

Proceedings 11-12 / 2023, Faculty of Architecture

The recently published proceedings of the Faculty of Architecture ...

Open architectural lectures 2023 autumn

In autumn 2023, the open architectural lectures will take place under the title Mobile Masters. The theme brings architects and theorists to Tallinn, who analyse architecture’s flexibility and the mobile practices of architects, spatial ...

Siim Tanel Tõnisson received the Uesson scholarship ‘23

This year, the Anton Uesson scholarship of the city of Tallinn was won by Siim Tanel Tõnisson, a master’s student of architecture and urban design at EKA. The committee assessed the actuality of the topic of the master’s thesis “Urban ...

Who Builds Your Architecture? Workshops, film and open lecture 22. – 25. May

Who Builds Your Architecture? Workshops, film and open lecture 22.–25. May 2023 in EKA In the last week of May, exciting international experts will come to EKA to create a discussion on architecture and construction: ...

PAKK leading the design process of the Tartu 2024 cultural capital pavilion

A temporary wooden pavilion designed to hold smaller outdoor events related to the Tartu capital of culture title year is planned for the paved area of the city center park. The pavilion of about 400 square meters is aimed to accommodate ...

“THE UNFINISHED CITY”: the TV series from the research project is now on ETV

This fall, all urban planning lovers can gather in front of the screens, because a 7-part TV series was produced based on the research project "The Unfinished City" of the ...

The installation-shelter KINO created by architecture students is here to still Tartu

This Friday, July 29, at 5 pm, the students of the Estonian Academy of Arts Faculty of Architecture will open the wooden shelter/installation KINO on the bank of River Emajõgi in Tartu, which, according to the architects Alvin Järving ...

JOIN US CELEBRATING: New issue of architecture magazine Ehituskunst to arrive from printers’! 

Before everyone heads off to their summer homes or into the wider world beyond, a new issue of the bilingual magazine Ehituskunst of the Faculty of Architecture of EKA shall arrive from the printing house. In ...

AI, DIGITAL REALITY AND ARCHITECTURE: 5 QUESTIONS TO DR JÜRI SOOLEP

Antoine Picon, Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology at Harvard University's School of Design, will give a public lecture "Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Design" in the Main Hall of EKA on Thursday, May 5 at ...

Sitting Furniture Studio 21.03.2022

Under the guidance of supervisors, Finnish designers Yrjö Wiherheimo and Ilkka Suppanen, the 2nd year students of architecture and interior architecture at the Faculty of Architecture discovered the process of creating suitable furniture for ...

Jaan Holt scholarship 2022 is awarded to EKA architecture student Jornas-Toomas Iisak

This year’s Jaan Holt Scholarship will be awarded to Jornas-Toomas ...

Sille Pihlak and Ulla Alla successful in competition of research papers

On December 15, the best student research papers of 2021 were awarded at the Estonian Academy of Sciences. Two works in the field of humanities and arts from the Faculty of Architecture of EAA were awarded the prize. In the category of ...

BAUA Awards 2021 Honourable Mention to Andreas Krigoltoi

The Best Graduation Projects of Architecture Students of Baltic States Awarded.  On November 5, 2021, the best works of young architects from Baltic states were awarded at the ceremony held in ...

Mustermajad 369 at Accelerate Estonia

The Mustermajad 369 platform, created at the Faculty of Architecture of EKA, became an Accelerate Estonia green revolution project! In the course of the project, a wooden modular building solution will be ...

Garage48 Digital Construction 2021 hackathon in EKA

Digital Construction 2021 will take place on September 24-26th for the third time to team up to build a 48-hour prototyping platform for the digitalisation of the construction industry. Digital Construction 2021 is a hybrid event that will ...

Opening evening of the research project “sLender”: looking for a new wooden type apartment building in Tallinn

The Estonian Academy of Arts, Faculty of Architecture and the Estonian wood processing company Arcwood will start a cooperation project this autumn with the support of Enterprise Estonia to create a modern approach to the century-old Lender ...

Siim Tanel Tõnisson received a scholarship from the Rotalia Foundation

The Rotalia Foundation (Seattle, USA), based on private donations, awarded scholarships of € 2000 for the academic year 2021/2022 to students of public universities. Siim Tanel Tõnisson, a 4th year student of the integrated ...

Defended master’s thesis in architecture and urban design

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

Markus Puidak received the Anton Uesson scholarship

This year, the Anton Uesson scholarship of the city of Tallinn was won by Markus Puidak, a master’s student of architecture and urban design at EKA. The committee assessed the topicality of the topic of the master’s thesis “Resource Protection ...

Mattias Malk was awarded a Raestipendium Scholarship

This year, Mattias Malk, a doctoral student, lecturer, urbanist and photographer majoring in architecture and urban planning, was awarded the City of Tallinn Raestipendium Scholarship. Mattias’ research interests include urban space and ...

EKA’s success in the installation competition

The Estonian Association of Architects, as the oldest association of architects in the Baltics, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. As part of this, a diverse jubilee program dedicated to architecture and urban space will take place ...

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 ...

Tour by curator Johan Tali at the City Unfinished exhibition to take place on 13 February.

Join us for a tour of the “City Unfinished” exhibition at the Estonian Museum of Architecture on Saturday, 13 February at 2 pm. The tour will be in Estonian and led by the curator of the exhibition, a doctoral student of the Estonian Academy of ...

Insula Nudus. Paljassaare beyond interesting

Urban studies 1st studio has for past years  taking a critical look at both the term and the process of urbanisation. The so-called urban is investigated by examining the traces of the gradual spread of Tallinn ...

Exhibition “City Unfinished” opens at the Museum of Architecture

At the Estonian Museum of Architecture, a new exhibition titled ‘City Unfinished. Urban Visions of Tallinn’ invites the audience to explore Estonia’s capital ...

ELEMENTerial — materialisation of the metagrid

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

Siim Tuksam “Modulated Modularity – from mass customisation to custom mass production” (Dissertationes 33)

Siim Tuksam, PhD student of the Estonian Academy of Arts, curriculum of Architecture and Urban Planning, defended his thesis „Modulated Modularity – from mass customisation to custom mass production“ ...

Sille Pihlak “Prototyping Protocols, Protocolling Prototypes: a methodological development of somatic modularity for algorithmic timber architecture in Estonian context” (Dissertationes 32)

Sille Pihlak, PhD student of the Estonian Academy of Arts, curriculum of Architecture and Urban Planning, defended her thesis “Prototyping Protocols, Protocolling Prototypes: A Methodological Development of Somatic ...

Ann Kristiin Entson – 3rd prize in the ERC research competition

Ann Kristiin Entson (EKA, architecture and urban design) won the 3rd prize (700 euros) in the field of Humanities and Arts at the level of the master’s thesis in the national competition for student research in 2020 with her ...

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 design of EKA for the “Designers’ House” (Rävala 8, Tallinn). The winner of the student ...

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 Design, received two of the four scholarships awarded in the Riigi Kinnisvara (the State Real Estate) scholarship competition “Tuleviku tipud” (Tops of the ...

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 ...

CERAMIC DIMENSION at EKA Gallery

Ceramic Dimension 10–28.11.2020 Lauri Kilusk, Martin Melioranski and Urmas Puhkan. The international workshop-exhibit “Ceramic Dimension“ introduces the possibilities of clay 3D printing in ...

Spatial possibilities of the National Acoustic Concert Hall in the center of Riga. WORKSHOP

Academic forum ’PLAIN-AIR’ invited students and professors from four architecture schools (RTU, RISEBA, VGTU and EKA) in the Baltic region to study the spatial possibilities for the potential location of the new National Acoustic Concert Hall in ...

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 ...

LIGE AWARDED BAUA AWARDS 2020 AWARD IN MASTER’S THESIS CATEGORY

The best graduation theses of the Baltic School of Architecture compete for the Baltic Architects Unions Association award every year. The BAUA ...

T4 – Tallinn Timber Tower Terminal. Studio Project, 2019/2020

Find the booklet here „T4 – Tallinn Timber Tower Terminal“ Building Parts spring semester 2020 investigated the potential of sustainable ...

Exhibition “Future visions for Tallinn Central Bus Station”

Starting from September 2020, there is a good chance to see the exhibition of future visions for Tallinn Central Bus Terminal inside the current station. „T4 – Tallinn Timber Tower Terminal“ spring semester 2020 ...

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

Claudia Pasquero “Polycephalum” (Dissertationes 28)

Claudia Pasquero, PhD student of the Estonian Academy of Arts, Curriculum of Architecture and Urban Planning defended her thesis “Polycephalum: Aesthetic as a measure of ecological intelligence in Architecture and Urban ...

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 ...

Open Lectures on Architecture spring 2020

The Faculty of Architecture of the Estonian Academy of Arts is happy to present the Open Lecture Series lineup for the spring semester. From Beatriz Colomina, Wolf D. Prix and Pippo Ciorra to the young stars of Stockholm practice ...

Building Parts

Building Parts – Investigations on Material Based Modularity in 20th Century Estonian Housing, an exhibition catalogue published in 2019, is a compilation of articles by international researchers inspired by selected landmark buildings from 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 ...

Shelter. Studio Project II, 2015/2016

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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 ...

APARTMENT BUILDING CONFIGURATOR

At the request of Sport OÜ, the Faculty of Architecture of EAA created a web-based configurator for a modular apartment building. The goal of the configurator is to offer real estate developers the opportunity to create an architectural solution ...

vehicle trailer modular cottage

In cooperation with Gap OÜ, an architectural concept solution was created for an autonomous building towed by a trailer, which would be usable all year round. The ...

PART – Practice for Architecture, Research and Theory

Practice for Architecture, Research and Theory, a monograph published in 2017, is a compilation of PART’s projects, ongoing research and critical articles. PART is an architectural practice for experimental, digital and technological ...

Open Lecture on Architecture: Levente Polyak , 18.10 at 6.30pm

Funding the Cooperative City: Open Lecture by urban planner Levente Polyak The next lecturer of the Open Lecture Series this autumn semester will be Levente Polyak, stepping on the stage of the new EKA building (auditorium ...

Architecture Faculty Open Lecture Series: Jason Hilgefort

The next lecturer of the Open Lecture Series this autumn semester will be Jason Hilgefort, stepping on the stage of the large hall of the new EKA building on 4th of October at 6 pm to talk about the disruptive developments of dispersed ...

Architecture Open Lecture Series to host Enrique Sobejano and Patrik Schumacher this autumn

Department of Architecture and Urban Design of the Estonian Academy of Arts is happy to present the Open Lecture Series lineup for the autumn semester – a number of exciting architects, urban planners, academics from across the world. The ...

Lecture: JOHAN PAJU, Urban Biotopes – a case study of Social Nature in Stockholm

At 5.30 pm this Thursday, on the 23rd Nov, everyone’s welcome to the architecture department (Pikk 20, 3rd floor) for lecture “Urban ...

OPEN LECTURE: ENRIC RUIZ-GELI. It’s all about particles

Opening the architecture Open Lectures season on the 5th of October at 6 pm will be Enric Ruiz-Geli, Spanish architect whose innovative practices in the field of building energy efficiency, climate change led changes to construction ...

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR 2 #TallinnSummerAcademy COURSES: NUMBERS AND COGNITION IN THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT + TELLING STORIES: LANGUAGE IN VIDEO & VIDEO AS LANGUAGE APPLY BY JUNE 18

Joint workshops between EEA and Paris-Belleville architecture students

On spring semester of this year, the 2nd year EAA architecture students had an opportunity to share ideas and knowledge with the students from the École d’Architecture Paris-Belleville. Collaboration began in Estonia in February, when ...

Open lecture: Antoine Picon

“Architecture and Materiality: From Vitruvius to the Digital Era”. Open Lecture by Antoine Picon On May 11th at 6 pm, the Open Lecture Series of the faculty of architecture will be happy to present architect and historian ...

Open lecture: M CASEY REHM

Apophenic Machines. Open Lecture by M. Casey Rehm (Kinch, SCI-Arch) On April 27th at 6 pm, the Open Lecture Series of the architecture faculty will be happy to present Los Angeles based architect M. Casey Rehm at Kanuti ...

ARCHITECTURES, NATURES & DATA The Politics of Environments

At an international conference – “Architectures, Natures & Data: The Politics of Environments” – taking place in Tallinn on April 21-22, architecture’s turn to nature and data will be explored from political and historical ...