Friday June 15 2018
- 13.00–15.00BUS TOUR: Interwar Modernism in Nõmme, the Garden City
Nõmme, the former 19th century summerhouse district that was an independent municipality during the interwar years, became a popular area to build modern private villas as well as small apartment houses. During the 1930s, together with a relatively small number of representatives of the wealthy elite, the middle class became the primary group of clients interested in Functionalist architecture. As building in masonry (bricks, limestone, concrete) and steel was still relatively expensive, a large number of Functionalist private dwellings were built of wood.