Kopli 16 features true modern Kalamaja architecture. The Yellow House, which is connected to the Kopli 18 building, flirts with elements from the classic “Tallinn house” design on both the façade and in the staircases. The Black House is different in terms of size and materials, its style is purer and simpler, but together the twins of modern architecture form an integral part of Kopli Street.
Eva Nõmm and Kaur Talpsep from Kauss Arhitektuur www.kauss.ee
The architectural form of the buildings and the contrast in the colours of the two houses was the basis for the interior design concept. The modern and minimalist look of the apartments allows the buyer to design a unique home – from a style inspired by traditional Kalamaja aesthetics to a style that embodies industrial minimalism.
The apartment floor can feature wood parquet, reminiscent of the yellow warmth of the exterior of one of the houses. As a contrast to wood, buyers can also choose concrete floors and exposed concrete ceilings.
The walls are white after Scandinavian fashion – together with large windows, this makes the rooms as open as possible.
The tiles draw inspiration from the tilted roofs, which translate into diagonally layed tiles in the wet rooms. The tiles are yellow and grey, inspired by the architectural colours, with a warm white to meet a more neutral and subdued taste.
Kristel Jakobson, Haka Disain www.hakadisain.ee
White, smooth door with hidden hinges.
Square white skirting boards
Flaminia App GoClean
Custom-made sink from Corian
Shower and bath taps
The Kopli 16 building has two separate forms on the ground, the Yellow and the Black House, which make up one building. They are connected by the commercial spaces on the ground floor and the underground garage. The Kopli 16 building has 15 apartments and 4 commercial spaces. The Black House is home to apartments 1 to 8, and the Yellow to apartments 9 to 15. The ground floors of both houses are built with two commercial spaces with direct entry from Kopli Street. Residents can park their cars in the heated underground garage. Two parking spaces are located in the courtyard for the commercial spaces and the guests of the residents. The Kopli 16 building has four floors on the ground (four for the Yellow House, three for the Black) and one floor underground. There is an elevator in the Yellow House.
The Kopli 16 building has a heated underground garage with 15 storage spaces, parking places for cars and a bicycle parking area for around 20 bikes.
Heating and ventilation
Kopli 16 is heated with natural gas. The building has a central gas heater in the utility room in the garage. The gas is used to heat water, which in turn heats the floors in the apartments and commercial spaces. A thermostat in each room allows regulating the temperature in that particular room. Each apartment has heat recovery ventilation, which ensures a pleasant indoor climate and low heating costs.
The residential spaces of Kopli 16 come with the energy label B and the commercial spaces with the energy label C, the energy label of the building as a whole is C. The commercial spaces pay for heating according to consumption, while the apartments pay by to their size in square metres.
Roof and façade
The roofing material of the Kopli 16 building is membrane roofing (SBS). The façade of the building is made of wood, perfectly matching the Kalamaja atmosphere.
The external walls of the building are made of hollowcore concrete blocks, and the ceilings from concrete panels. The walls between the apartments are made from lightweight blocks.
The Kopli 16 building has wooden windows that blend into the streets of Kalamaja. Most of the windows can be opened (the direction of opening is shown on the plans).
The Kopli 16 building has a private courtyard with a playground (swing set and sandpit), spaces for bikes, a rubbish house and two car spots for the commercial spaces and the guests of the residents. The courtyard features a hedge, trees, lawn and concrete tiles.
Builder of Kopli 16
The Kopli 16 house is built by KMG Inseneriehituse AS, which, together with its sister company KMG Ehitus AS, are well-known experienced construction companies. KMG has constructed many residential and commercial buildings. Its most famous apartment buildings are Rotermanni Apartments, Foorumi and Lootsi apartment buildings.