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Exhibition “Modern Barn-dwelling. Revival of an Archaic Space”

An exhibition about the restoration of the barn house and modern residential architecture inspired by the historical building type. The exhibition was put together in collaboration with the Estonian Open-Air Museum, the Union of Estonian Architects and the Museum of Estonian Architecture. It raises the important issue – how to adjust the transformed customs, traditions, life standards and styles to the centuries-old barn dwelling? Does a 21st century person understand a building with low and smoky ceilings, small windows and doors? The barn-dwelling, which holds an important place in the Estonian farm architecture, has been a symbol in its own right in the village landscape. The unique dwelling type, the result of specific living conditions of the area, as well as merging different … Read entire article »

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