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Short video: window restoration

Estonian Open Air Museum, Centre of Rural Architecture and Antiigiveeb have made a video tutorial about window restoration. … Read entire article »

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HELTH project final conference

Estonian Open Air Museum Gotland University Tallinn University of Technology Aalto University Harju County Museum International Conference on Healthy and Energy-efficient Living in Traditional rural Houses May 14, 2013 Tallinn, Estonia INVITATION Project partners have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the final conference of the HELTH project – Healthy and Energy-efficient Living in Traditional rural Houses. PROGRAMME The conference is organized to provide an overview of the current understanding of energy-efficiency improvements in historical rural houses. Our aim is to bring together specialists (architects, engineers, researchers as well as students) working in the field of renovation of rural architecture. Presentations will cover the following topics: • Energy-efficiency in rural buildings • Defining cultural values in rural architecture • Air leakages and insulation of walls • Technical improvement of energy performance VENUE The conference will be held in Tallinn, Estonia, at the main building of Tallinn University of Technology (Ehitajate … Read entire article »

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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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Exhibition Forces of Nature now open in Keila!

Photo exhibition Forces of Nature Inside and Outside of Estonian Rural Houses will be open in Harju County Museum situated in Keila from 5th of July until 30th of September. More about the exhibition plus all the photos sent to it. … Read entire article »

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What is EOAM up to in march 2012

Estonian Open Air Museum (EOAM) in corporation with the Union of Estonian Architects are looking for renovation projects made by professional architects to form an exhibition on renovation of barndwellings. The opening of the exhibition is planned for autumn-winter period of 2012. Estonian Open Air Museum, Harju County Museum and Tallinn University of Technology have started working on a brochure that will concentrate on how to take cultural values into account when renovating rural buildings. Exhibition “Forces of nature inside and outside of Estonian rural houses” is currently on the beautiful Muhu island. The project had another successful one day seminar  in Estonia in Viljandi. Different aspects of rural architecture and indoor climate were discussed. … Read entire article »

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