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Observing Power

The photo collection of the Museum of Architecture, which covers more than a century of Estonian architecture, witnessing the formation of a state and its repeated transformations, is an important source of history. But whose gaze represents our collective spatial memory? Urban space is like an atlas of architecture, a…

City Unfinished. Urban Visions

At the Estonian Museum of Architecture, a new exhibition titled ‘City Unfinished. Urban Visions of Tallinn’ invites the audience to explore Estonia’s capital from the urban planning point of view. Visitors to the exhibition will get an overview of Tallinn’s urban planning challenges and problems, and hopefully also an answer…

Interior architect Aulo Padar. Significant interiors

For the first time, this exhibition explores the work of Aulo Padar, one of Estonia’s most renowned interior architects, presenting him as a person, educator and architect. The exhibition commemorates Padar’s 80th birthday and the initiators are his students: Sille Pihlak, Grete Veskiväli, Kadi Karmann, Maarja Varkki, Ahti Grünberg, Mari…

Miracles in Concrete. Structural Engineer August Komendant

August Komendant (1906–1992) was an Estonian-American structural engineer, whose collaboration with famous architects and engineers resulted in several 20th-century architectural masterpieces. His professional career spanned more than half a century from the 1930s to 1980s and coincided with an era characterised by modernisation, urbanisation and the rapid development of technology.

The Obscure World of the Urbatect. Architectural comics by François Schuiten & Benoît Peeters

The exhibition revolves around the Obscure Cities (Les Cités obscures), graphic novel by François Schuiten and Benoît Peeters. Emphasis will be placed on architectural concepts and will present new coloured serigraphs of “La Fièvre d’Urbicande” and original drawings by “Brüsel” and “La Frontière invisible”. Videos of the work process and digital …

Geometry and Metaphysics. Mare Vint and Arne Maasik

Printmaker Mare Vint and architect-photographer Arne Maasik, younger by one generation, are both well-known Estonian artists. However, the exhibition in the Museum of Estonian Architecture is for the first time they are presenting their works together, a specific dialogue is created where Maasik’s works are in direct response to those…