September 20 – 24, Failed Architecture did a research workshop on an intriguing building in Rapla, Estonia as part of the Tallinn Architecture Biennale. The research findings have been summarized here. Part of the research team was photographer Ingel Vaikla, who visually documented the Rapla KEK building (nowadays known as the Okta Centrum). This visual narrative is a result of her photographic analysis, showing the visionary architecture and landscaping, the recurring octagons, the state of semi-abandonment, processes of decay and the poetic qualities of the building.
Photo Essay: Rapla KEK, Estonia
Visual analysis by photographer Ingel Vaikla as part of our 5-day research during the Tallinn Architecture Biennale on the KEK-building in Rapla.
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