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Thread for renovation & refurbishment projects of both historic & modern buildings in Tallinn.



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Tallinna Transpordikooli ühiselamu / Tallinn Transportation School's dormitory.
This building is located at Tulika 37,Kristiine. Renovation is almost complete. Pretty good example of how ugly shack (I'll try to find some photo of how it looked before ;)) is turned into a nice looking building.



 

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Sellest oli kusagil uudistes suvel juttu. Põhimõtteliselt vahetatakse kõik (plast? :D) aknad välja uute vastu ja tehakse muid renoveerimistöid.
Ma ei ole kindel,kas Välisministeerium on mingit pidi kaitse alla võetud :shifty:,aga hoone üldmulje jääb samaks ja väidetavalt seda ei tohi muuta.

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There's a pretty nice recently refurbished apartment building in Kassisaba,Adamsoni tn. 32. (well,technically speaking,this is actually right next to Tehnika street). Building dates back to 1932 :)





And it's website: http://www.endover.ee/adamsoni/
 

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mis sorti need uued aknad siis tulevad? praegused olid vist kõigetavalisemad plastikud, lihtsalt pruunid?
 

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It's hard to tell,but it looks to be actual insulation (they come as large brownish-yellow panels) visible under very thin layer of plaster.

Very odd either way. Atleast it's in Lasnamäe and locals probably don't give a f**k about it :D
 

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Atleast it's in Lasnamäe and locals probably don't give a f**k about it :D
Where the f**k did you get the impression that all people who live in Lasnamäe don't care about their surroundings? Not everyone hates to live here and even those who do, but just can't afford to buy a house in Pirita or Nõmme aren't completely ignorant by default. Even the old Russian people, who don't speak Estonian and aren't interested in integration, care about the house they live in. Even the late-working people with two jobs who still get minimum wage, CARE about their surroundings. And those who don't, surely don't make up the majority of people who live here. When the renovation company does a crappy job, we try to argue with them, but when their job quality sucks, so does their customer care.

So, I'm sorry for the offtopic and that I got defensive, but I feel that it's really not an opinion that can be generalized.
 

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Don't worry, the same thing happens on the rendered insulation systems on new buildings too.

Because of the increasing thickness of insulation, the exterior surface of the wall is not so warm anymore and stays moist for longer periods. This in turn is a suitable habitat for algae and leads to staining of the facade.
The problem has been studied quite thoroughly in Central Europe and special paints and renders have been developed. However, some of them, containing biocides, have been suspected to eventually reach and pollute the surface water.

Example of a horrible isolation works in Lasnamäe :eek:hno:

 

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^^ This type of building is indeed very stylish, yet the construction quality leaves much to be desired. For example, on some of these buildings they've had to reinforce the corners of the building with steel bars to prevent the prevent the building from "sinking" outwards. So I guess some kind of renovation is pretty much necessary. Fortunately they've gone with white plaster which even looks a bit neo-funk-ish so I wouldn't be too disappointed to see this building renovated. :)

BTW, one of my friends lives quite near in the same type of building. The design is actually very clever. You have access to the building's ground floor from both sides, there are no stairs etc so it's easily accessible. There is space for bicycle racks on the ground floor where you also enter the elevator and the elevator itself stops at the selected floor itself not between the floors like in some 9-storey commieblocks.
 

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^^ I may be mistaken here but I seem to recall one type of 9-storey commieblocks where the elevator shaft isn't in the middle of the staircase but rather next to it, meaning that the stops on the elevator are in between floors.
 

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Perhaps in Tartu there might be some houses like this.
I have myself lived in 9-storey commies in Mustamäe, Õismäe and Lasnamäe plus visited many-many 9-storey houses myself, and I have never seen anything like that, in Tallinn at least...
 
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