Since the fall of the USSR, Tallinn has managed to look unblinkingly to the future while still retaining vital elements of its past. A hotbed of northern art and design encircling a UNESCO World Heritage site, this Baltic City is fast becoming an architect’s paradise.
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- "Architecture, Art, and Collaborative Design" is a traveling exhibition celebrating the 19th anniversary of leading 20th century Australian architect Harry Seidler's birth.
- Graphic design that looks like paper cut-outs? Check. Estonia-based illustrator and graphic designer Eiko Ojala is tricking our noggins one by one.
- Take a photographic trek through cities like Melbourne, Australia; Istanbul, Turkey; Mumbai, India; Oslo, Norway; and more, in our anthology of must-stop destinations for the design-savvy traveler.
The Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB) is an international architecture and urban-planning forum organised by the Estonian Architecture Centre. The Biennale continues the tradition of the Nordic-Baltic Architecture Triennale, which began in the 1990s, in an updated and fresh form. The goal of TAB is to promote architecture among the public as a high-quality constructed environment, as well as to foster local architectural culture. TAB is an architecture festival with a diverse programme, which encourages the synergy between Estonian- and foreign architects as well as between architects and the general public by way of creating contacts and exchanging ideas.
All are invited!
- In a unanimous decision by the jury for the international competition to design Tallinn's new City Hall, the entry from Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group was awarded first place.
- Designer-inventor Jaanus Orgusaar’s modular, hexagonal housing concept creates space in geometric patterns.
- Who says you can't fight City Hall?
- The beauty certainly lies in the details for London-based French illustrator Thibaud Herem.