KAOS Architects

KAOS Architects, based in Tallinn, Estonia, was established in 2010. We have been creating modern experimental architecture for a decade, often in dialogue with heritage. Our integrative approach has been recognised by awards for Haapsalu Castle, Park Hotel Viljandi, Estonian Embassy in Moscow, Pilgrims’ House in Vastseliina, Noblessner Foundry in Tallinn, Estonian Embassy in London, Treasury of the University of Tartu Museum and Energy Discovery Centre in Tallinn.

The experts in charge have more than a decade’s experience in architectural or interior architectural design. All projects, from planning to completion, are led in all aspects by Margit Aule (architecture) or Margit Argus (interior architecture). In addition to our team of 16 in the office, we have a network of specialist partners.

The experts in charge have more than a decade’s experience in architectural or interior architectural design. All projects, from planning to completion, are led in all aspects by Margit Aule (architecture) or Margit Argus (interior architecture). In addition to our team of 16 in the office, we have a network of specialist partners.

Some of our projects currently under construction are Fahle Park residential and business estate in Tallinn, Maakri HUB business building, and Paepanga terraced houses in Viimsi. Examples of recently completed projects include a kindergarten / swimming-pool building in Pärnu, WOW Experience Centre in Kuressaare, Postimees' Headquarters, Kai Art Centre in Tallinn, Pilgrims’ House in Vastseliina, Haapsalu Castle and Park Hotel Viljandi.

KAOS Arhitektid OÜ
Vana-Viru 3-3, Tallinn 10111, Estonia

Telephone: +372 600 49 73
GSM: +372 56 690 381
kaos@kaosarhitektid.ee

VAT No. EE101357018
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KAOS Arhitektid OÜ
Vana-Viru 3-3, Tallinn 10111, Estonia

Telephone: +372 600 49 73
GSM: +372 56 690 381
kaos@kaosarhitektid.ee

VAT No. EE101357018
Facebook

Margit Argus Partner / Chartered Principal Interior Architect (Lvl 8)
Margit Aule Partner / Chartered Principal Architect (Level 8)

Member of the Estonian Association of Architects
Heritage Activity Licence VS 807/2015
Estonian Academy of Arts, 2007 (cum laude)
CV
aule@kaosarhitektid.ee
+372 56 690 381

Kaiko Kerdmann Interior Architect
Katariina Teigar Interior Architect
Katri Mets Diploma Architect (Level 7)
Elo Liina Kaivo Chartered Interior Architect (Level 7)

Heritage Activity Licence VS 735/2014
Estonian Academy of Arts, 2005
elo@kaosarhitektid.ee

Karina Krestinov Diploma Architect (Level 7)
Eliise Harjak Diploma Architect (Level 7)
Emely Mihkelsoo Interior Architect
Birte Böer Chartered Architect (Level 7)
Kristi Merilo Diploma Architect (Level 7)
Moonika Liias Diploma Architect (Level 7)

Heritage Certificate of Competency PT 1028/2019
TTK University of Applied Sciences, 2002
moonika@kaosarhitektid.ee

Awards

2020
INJU Award of Softrend: Headquarters of Postimees Grupp
2020
Heritage Award of Tallinn: Noblessner Foundry, Kai Art Centre
2019
Annual Remodelling Award of the Architecture Endowment of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia: Haapsalu Castle, Park Hotel Viljandi, Estonian Embassy in Moscow
2019
Annual Award of the Estonian Association of Interior Architects: Park Hotel VIljandi
2019
Annual Award of the Estonian National Heritage Board for an ‘Outstandingly Restored Monument’: Haapsalu Castle, Noblessner Foundry
2018
Annual Award of the Estonian Association of Architects: Pilgrims’ House for Vastseliina Episcopal Castle
2018
Annual Award of the Estonian National Heritage Board: Pilgrims’ House for Vastseliina Episcopal Castle
2017
Annual Award of the Estonian National Heritage Board for ‘Best Project in 2017’: Haapsalu Castle
2016
Annual Award of the Architecture Endowment of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia: Estonian Embassy in London
2015
Annual Award of the Estonian Association of Interior Architects: Energy Discovery Centre
2014
Annual Award of the Estonian Museums: Energy Discovery Centre
2012
Annual Interior Architecture Award of the Architecture Endowment of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia: Exhibition design at the Treasury of the University of Tartu
2011
Annual Architecture Award of the Architecture Endowment of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia: Architectural accomplishments and organisation of LIFT11 urban installations festival

Press

19.02.2021
European Heritage Tribune
Cultural Heritage Works Nominated for Mies van der Rohe Award
02.2021
Archello
Kindergarten in Pärnu
14.01.2021
tekdeeps
Haapsalu Episcopal Castle is a nominee for the Mies van der Rohe Architecture Prize
09.12.2020
Estonian Architecure Awards
Haapsalu Bishop's Castle
11.12.2019
The Estonian Association of Interior Architects
Video: EAA 2019 - Park Hotel Viljandi and KAOS
03.10.2019
Wallpaper*
The Kai Art Center opens in a renovated submarine factory in Tallinn
28.09.2019
Yatzer
Haapsalu Castle in Estonia Celebrates its Medieval Heritage with Modern Intervention
28.08.2019
designboom
kaos architects converts 13th-century estonian castle into modern landmark
08.08.2019
Archello
Haapsalu Castle
15.07.2019
ArchDaily
Haapsalu Castle
11.07.2019
DETAIL
A Look Into the Middle Ages: Pilgrims’ House in Estonia
28.06.2019
Estonian Public Broadcasting
Gallery: Haapsalu castle and museum reopened following renovation
26.06.2020
Eumar Design
Projects where we are adding stars: Park Hotel Viljandi
18.04.2019
Estonian Public Broadcasting
Gallery: Renovated Estonian Embassy in Moscow to be reopened Thursday
29.01.2019
Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center
A major new art center to launch in Tallinn at Port Noblessner
28.01.2019
ArchDaily
Pilgrims’ House in Vastseliina
28.01.2019
ArchDaily
KAOS Architects clads the pilgrims house with weathered steel in estonia
02.01.2019
Inhabitat
New guest home in Estonia uses a weathered metal facade to blend into ancient castle ruins
09.10.2018
Estonian Public Broadcasting
Cornerstone laid of new Haapsalu Castle museum
10.2018
Estonian architecture magazine MAJA
Karen Jagodin. Vastseliina Episcopal Castle Pilgrim’s house
06.2017
Estonian architecture magazine MAJA
Ann Alari. A Bogscape in a Birdcage
14.10.2015
Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Foreign Minister Kaljurand opened the new Embassy building in London
26.06.2014
The International Symposium SISU
Video: "Working methods of KAOS"
13.06.2014
Estonian Association of Interior Architects
Gallery: Energy Discovery Center Opens in Old Power Plant