Research Projects

The research work of the Faculty of Architecture is divided into two major areas. The first focuses on the history, theory and philosophy of spatial design relying primarily on the methodology of the history of architecture and philosophy. The second concentrates on the practice of the specialties of spatial design that are studied by the means of the given field.

The main research directions are:

  • Timber in architecture
  • Urban design and urban studies
  • Digital spatial design practices
  • Material studies

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 ...

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT OF cross-laminated timber manufacturing residue

The customer Peetri Puit OÜ was looking for an application for CLT (cross-laminated timber) production residues. The aim of the project was to suggest possible solutions to find a potential product or method to add value to the waste ...

Modular bungalow ETNIKA HOME

The client Rasman OÜ turned to the Mustermaja working group of the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning with a request to develop a modular bungalow (ETNIKA Home), which would be like a hotel room in nature, containing the basic ...

Urban Study of the Baltic and Cargo Station Areas of Estonian Railways

Today, as the whole world becomes more and more mobile and a pandemic can shut it down, railway stations are not only places to change modes of transport, but also to do work and business, get together, shop and ...

T4 – TallinnTimberTowerTermial

Under the supervision of junior researchers Siim Tuksam and Sille Pihlak of the Faculty of Architecture, in the spring semester of 2020, 3rd year architecture students designed the reconstruction of the Tallinn bus station with an additional ...

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 ...

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 ...

Spatial development visions of the Sõrve peninsula

In the autumn semester of 2018, the 3rd year students were engaged in visioning the spatial development of the Sõrve Peninsula in Saaremaa municipality. Specifically, public functions were proposed for Sõrve Säär, solutions through 12 different ...

Algorithmic Processes in Wood in Architecture and Design

Research staff: Sille Pihlak, Siim Tuksam Duration: 2016–2020 Financed by Estonian Academy of Arts

Unfinished City

Estonian Academy of Arts Faculty of Architecture alongside Kapitel (former E.L.L Real Estate) are initiating a research program entitled the Unfinished City. Invited researchers and specialists alongside faculty members, researcher fellows and ...

ADAPT-r

The ADAPT-r project is funded as part of the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme. The project is used to support practice-based research, organize international Practice Research Symposiums, exhibitions, seminars and much more. ADAPT-r puts ...

Involving the Client in the Design of Energy Efficient Buildings

Principal investigator: Renee Puusepp Research staff: Martin Melioranski; Taavi Lõoke (MA student); Kaiko Kivi (Mudel OÜ) Duration: 2016–2017 Financed by the State Real Estate Ltd. and the Estonian Academy of Arts

State House

The aim of the State House study was to analyse the transformation of a building or location into a state house. Within the framework of the CO2 program, RKAS planned to develop a state house in each county in ...

Synthetic Movement of Pedestrian Movement

This research follows the argument that pedestrian traffic in the city can be successfully simulated with agent-based computational models if pedestrians’ movement patterns are appropriately studied first. ...

Providing Spatial Guidance for the Development of Human Settlement

The Estonian Ministry of the Interior commissioned a study from EAA’s Faculty of Architecture for providing guidelines so that county plans can be used to shape settlement patterns. One of the functions of preparation of county plans is, in the ...

Spatial Agglomerations

This research paper, presented by Renee Puusepp, Senior Researcher with the Faculty of Architecture, at the CAADRIA 2014 conference, is a continuation of previous work in the field of digital modelling, yet it relies on a completely new ...

Simulation of Circulation

This work of research, presented by Renee Puusepp, Senior Researcher with the Faculty of Architecture, at the ACADIA 2014 conference, is essentially a continuation of previous work in the field of digital modelling, but the main emphasis has ...