Timber Architecture Research Center PAKK

Timber Architecture Research Center PAKK is a separate research center of the Faculty of Architecture of EKA, combining research and teaching with new design methods, living environment and product development, bringing together students, specialists, researchers and clients from both the public and private sector.

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The research directions of PAKK are divided into three sub-topics: the green revolution in construction, the digital revolution in industry and new methods for designing wooden factory buildings. PAKK researches and develops mass-adaptation in the context of construction and urban planning, developing more flexible mass-produced systems at the element and module level. The modular approach to construction provides the basis for circular construction practices and the design of low-impact buildings. The output of the research directions are methods and tools that allow the architect to take into account the technical conditions of production and construction at the very beginning of the creative process.

At present, the Research Center has two RESEARCH GROUPS:

The work of the Algorithmic Wooden Architecture Research Group is focused on the innovation of experimental wood construction, which primarily seeks opportunities for qualitative leaps through innovative architectural solutions. The so-called engineered wood is central here, ie different glulam products and integrated design, where design, analysis and optimisation in the algorithmic model take place simultaneously. Leaders of the research group: Sille Pihlak and Siim Tuksam

The Pattern Buildings Research Team is developing a modular and factory-produced system that can be used to create wooden buildings adapted to the surrounding environment and the needs of the building’s users. Head of the research group: Renee Puusepp

PAKK is happy to provide the following SERVICES:

HüppePAKK is an intensive creative research idea collection, where through design sprints and research we involve the Faculty of Architecture from students to researchers, to offer a new innovative solution for the company (hacking and mini-competitions, design sprints, design research in studio format)

LävePAKK is a creative research analysis of an idea project, where through design solutions and feasibility studies we enable the company to gain an understanding of the project’s capabilities and capabilities (preliminary study for organising architectural competitions, preparation of spatial development plans, design guidelines, etc.)

TüvePAKK is a systematic creative study to create a new direction of development, where through experimental developments and involving expertise we help the sector to overcome root problems and limiting obstacles to development (Mustermaja, sLender).

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Anna Tommingas

PAKK Project Manager


Open call for papers – Forum Wood Building Baltic 2024

The Timber Architecture Research Center PAKK and the Faculty of Architecture at the Estonian Academy of Arts together with the Tallinn University of Technology would like to invite you to participate in the 

The new design system developed at EKA is used to build kindergartens in Tallinn faster

The Tallinn City Government is organising an architectural competition to find a high-quality and most suitable architectural solution for the first 'pattern kindergarten' of its kind. This is the first architectural competition where ...

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 ...

GALLERY: New European Bauhaus Festival exhibition opening and first presentation of PAKK

On Thursday, June 9, we opened an exhibition of the works of architecture students of the Estonian Academy of Arts in the Krull quarter. The first introduction of the Timber Architecture Research Center PAKK also ...

Elektrilevi to build the very first building designed in the EKA 369 Pattern Buildings System

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