Poska St 28 Apartment Building

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Architect

Alver Architects

Location

Poska 28, Tallinn, Estonia

Size

1 268,4 m2

Status

Completed 2002

Photos

Tiit Trummal

Typology

Residential, Wooden Architecture

Tags

Residential, Contemporary arhcitecture, Kadriorg, Tallinn, Wooden construction

This apartment building with only nine flats was another example of “softened” modernism: a tasteful blending of contemporary development into a wooden heritage milieu. On the side of Poska Street, the third floor steps back to diminish the visual impression. The facade emphasizes horizontality, while the bold black wooden cladding is enlivened by orange strips. Large windows ensure plenty of sunlight, and the interior features some unusual light openings as well.