Kaarli Apartment Building

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Architects

Jüri Okas
Marika Lõoke
Architectural Design Office OKAS & LÕOKE

Location

Kaarli Blvd 8, Tallinn, Estonia

Size

10 255m2

Status

Completed 2004

Client

Private

Photos

Kaido Haagen, Martin Siplane

Typology

Residential

Tags

Residential, Estonia, Contemporary arhcitecture, New City Area, Apartment, Tallinn

This elegant yet modest apartment building opposite to St. Charles’ Church is by Jüri Okas and Marika Lõoke – architects with a heroic background as some of the leading artists-architects of 1970’s resistance culture. In the last decades, they have earned a reputation for their minimalist buildings executed with an attitude of perfectionism. In a similar vein, this building does not cry out for special attention; but rather defines itself as an equal, neutral player within the urban whole. The eight-storeyed building houses 92 apartments, and those facing the street have balconies with sliding glass shutters – carefully isolating street noise.