But not quite as sparsely as a villa area. There are fire gaps of prescribed size between houses, that double as access to the courtyards, and the courtyards, but extensive gardens would be a waste of space. Compare with Nõmme, which WAS a villa suburb.They are not that common in Denmark or Southern Sweden. And neither is wood, I am afraid. Building traditions are different because there is less forest and a more humid climate.
Right, part of Pärnu maantee is also like that. And then you are out of town
That is very interesting. In southern Scandinavia the apartment buildings would be built of stone as well. It makes sense to me that if you use wood, the area will be less densely built because of fire regulations and the number of floors (no more than two, I suppose).
I do notice quite a lot of houses - not all but many - with bigger first storey windows, or else with external stairs down to the basement. For example, if you leave the town by Pärnu maantee, note the wooden house at the corner of Tõnismäe street - shops on the first storey. Etc.Kalamaja seemed a bit like a suburb to me because there were no shops. Before the age of the shopping centre, where would its inhabitants go shopping? In the old town?
Normally it was stone houses, but I should have specified that that is tile bricks, not real stones. If there is much clay in the ground (which there is) it is easily accessible, so it is not only used for rooftiles.What was the standard way to provide housing quickly, cheaply and efficiently in southern Scandinavia? How many floors would the last house between a factory and an empty field have?
So these are former shops, I suppose?I do notice quite a lot of houses - not all but many - with bigger first storey windows, or else with external stairs down to the basement. For example, if you leave the town by Pärnu maantee, note the wooden house at the corner of Tõnismäe street - shops on the first storey. Etc.
the railway station seen here was supposed to be in south tallinn, between the old town and lake ülemiste. i'm not sure what his intentions were concerning kalamaja...And the image of the railway station apparently reveals that this is the quarter north of the station. Which means he planned to raze Kalamaja to the ground...
Sure, let's just call it a private house, then. In my country architects and real estate agents often refer to average houses as villas, whereas the rest of us would just call it a ... house.Isn't that just a private house? In Estonia, villa is more like a luxurious private house with a garden.