After the fall of the Soviet Union, commercial shops in the basements of multi-story buildings started to appear in Estonia. Though time has passed, passers are still greeted with massive doors and signs with very clear key messages: groceries, shoemaker, hairdresser... Together, they are subtly reflecting the realities of that time.
Jonas Elding is a partner and architect at Elding Oscarson architecture office in Stockholm. Their works combine experience from employments in Sweden and Japan, covering both local and international architecture, from large projects to small ones – museums, theaters, private houses, interiors, furniture, and product design. Veronika Valk had a chance to pose him a few questions.
Hans Ibelings: "The architect as a strategic programmer of people, money and sites is maybe a more viable road than just designing buildings."
Theodore Spyropoulos: "Architecture is an environment for intellectual and spatial interrogation."
To a stranger – a wondering eye in a new country – architecture can be a window to the country’s past, present and future. We compiled a selection of remarkable Estonian architecture from the recent decades, which represents a new, forward-looking and confident Estonia.
27. veebruaril pidas Eesti Kunstiakadeemia arhitektuuriteaduskonna külalislektorite sarjas loengu Anouk de Clercq – belgia päritolu kunstnik, kes on õppinud Gentis klaverimängu ja Brüsseli Sint-Lukase kunsti- ja disainikolledžis filmikunsti. Tema tööd, millest nii mõnedki on üsna arhitektoonilised, uurivad arvutikeele väljendusvõimalusi audiovisuaalses maailmas.