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Birgit Õigus and Estonian Academy Of Arts interior architecture first year students and their tutors

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Suur-Kloostri 11, Tallinn, Estonia
The Wooden Megaphones is the result of group school work. The whole team is introduced here: http://www.ruup.ee/authors

Wooden Megaphones – The Forest Library of Sounds


An open library with just one book – The Nature

Wooden Megaphones – The Forest Library of Sounds


An open library with just one book – The Nature
51% of Estonia is covered in forest, explored by hikers, often city dwellers. We built an installation that helps to notice sounds of nature.

51% of Estonia is covered in forest. It’s everyone’s right to camp free of charge in the forests or next to hiking trails run by Estonian Forest Management Centre, and spend the night in a cabin or sleep in a tent. The hiking trails and campsites are valued for nature, providing a potential great match for contemporary architectural thought.

From 2014 to 2015, a group of Estonian Academy Of Arts interior architecture first year students took part in a design studio aimed at creating a ‘forest library’ for hikers. The end result switched our attention from reading in the forest to reading the sounds of forest. The built installation, called Wooden Megaphones, has in three short months inspired thousands of people from cities from all over the world to visit these quiet woods in South Estonia to recharge, get inspired, to listen and rest. We’ve proven that contemporary design thinking and architecture can, with quite limited resources, inspire people from all over.



Students building the first megaphone, August 2015. Image credit: Renee Altrov, Tõnu Tunnel

First listeners enjoying the forest, September 2015. Image credit: Henno Luts

A single megaphone. Image credit: Tõnu Tunnel

The site in Pähni, South Estonia. Image credit: Tõnu Tunnel

Listening. Image credit: Henno Luts

Wooden Megaphones – The Forest Library of Sounds


An open library with just one book – The Nature

Wooden Megaphones – The Forest Library of Sounds


An open library with just one book – The Nature
51% of Estonia is covered in forest, explored by hikers, often city dwellers. We built an installation that helps to notice sounds of nature.

51% of Estonia is covered in forest. It’s everyone’s right to camp free of charge in the forests or next to hiking trails run by Estonian Forest Management Centre, and spend the night in a cabin or sleep in a tent. The hiking trails and campsites are valued for nature, providing a potential great match for contemporary architectural thought.

From 2014 to 2015, a group of Estonian Academy Of Arts interior architecture first year students took part in a design studio aimed at creating a ‘forest library’ for hikers. The end result switched our attention from reading in the forest to reading the sounds of forest. The built installation, called Wooden Megaphones, has in three short months inspired thousands of people from cities from all over the world to visit these quiet woods in South Estonia to recharge, get inspired, to listen and rest. We’ve proven that contemporary design thinking and architecture can, with quite limited resources, inspire people from all over.



Students building the first megaphone, August 2015. Image credit: Renee Altrov, Tõnu Tunnel

First listeners enjoying the forest, September 2015. Image credit: Henno Luts

A single megaphone. Image credit: Tõnu Tunnel

The site in Pähni, South Estonia. Image credit: Tõnu Tunnel

Listening. Image credit: Henno Luts


Idea by

Birgit Õigus and Estonian Academy Of Arts interior architecture first year students and their tutors
Suur-Kloostri 11
Tallinn
Estonia
The Wooden Megaphones is the result of group school work. The whole team is introduced here: http://www.ruup.ee/authors