Koidula St 26 Apartment Building

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Architect

Alver Architects

Location

Koidula 26, Tallinn, Estonia

Size

629,4 m2

Status

Completed 2006

Photos

Tiit Trummal

Typology

Residential

Tags

Residential, Contemporary arhcitecture, Kadriorg, Tallinn

In a way somewhat similar to the 3+1 apartment building beside it, this house reveals quite little of its character towards the street. Its presence on this quiet bourgeois street is actually even more modest, with a simple geometry of openings in the white cubic facade and one window protruding like an eye watching over the neighbourhood. A different character unfolds from the yard side – a world of comfortable privacy and airy luxury. Instead of a multi­-apartment building that would definitely have been possible on the plot, the architect and developer opted for an urban villa-type structure with just two apartments – one on each upper floor – and a beauty parlour downstairs. In its own restrained manner, the building testifies a trend encompassing the whole area: on its way towards a distinctly upper-middle-class environment.