As usually, we had a big facade work in summer. This time in Kadriorg, Köleri 4. It is a big and beautiful Lender house where a lot of unique decoration style for wood has been used - wooden lace. We renovated altogether a little bit more than 400 m2.
The main outside work last summer was a renovation of a wooden facade in Nõmme, on Liiva street. It is an old house built of horizontal logs covered mainly with vertical board. Previously we have renovated the plastered facade of the funkhouse in the same yard in 2011 and made the interior works in 2012.
Our Erasmus+ tadelakt project "Developing methods of teaching tadelakt and natural building and creating wider opportunities for adults to learn it" is going to end soon and in May we had the final project meeting. This time we met in springtime in Estonia.
In February started our new project "Restauration workshops in Estonia", supported by the Ministry of Culture. The project lasts until the end of the year and during the project we carry out many seminars and workshops in five regions in Estonia: Tallinn, Viljandi, Pärnu, Jõgeva, Paide/Esna.
In the middle of October we had another meeting in Portugal of our Erasmus+ tadelakt project "Developing methods of teaching tadelakt and natural building and creating wider opportunities for adults to learn it". We spent an intensive week in Portugal.
Within the project "Complementary courses about natural finishing" our professional Taavi went to two courses in London in July where several decorative and imitating finishing materials and techniques were introduced. One aim of the project is to gain and develop the experiences in finishing techniques like stucco, marmorino, etc., with the purpose to carry out workshops about those topics ourselves in future and to introduce those materials and techniques.
Tadelakt is a traditional Moroccon plastering technique which result is a waterproof surface. Although the origin of tadelakt technique is the surroundings of Moroccon city Marrakech, nowadays the suitable plaster mixtures for tadelakt technique are mainly produced outside Africa.
Our Erasmus+ tadelakt cooperation project "Developing methods of teaching tadelakt and natural building and creating wider opportunities for adults to learn it" is full of action and at the beginning of May we went to Spain for one week to the project meeting.
At the end of last year we finished a complete renovation of an apartment in Kalamaja, on Salme street. The house is under the protection of cultural heritage and as suitable for this kind of house we used traditional and natural solutions in interior works.
We have a one-year project "Complementary courses about natural finishing" going on. During the project our professionals and trainers visit three practical courses about lime, marmorino, stucco lustro and tadelakt. Kermo and Taavi have already taken place of two workshops - a lime course in Scotland and a course about different decorative techniques in Portugal.