Hi, I’m Linn Nagel, a 27 year old architect from Estonia. I spent the third year of my architecture studies as an exchance student in Budapest, where we had four intense projects in a very multicultural environment, so studying abroad has taught me a lot about various ways to work and think about architecture. From Hungary I went to Portugal for an architecture internship in Lisbon, and later came back to Tallinn to finish my degree in architecture.
Before architecture, I studied philosophy, which taught me how to think systematically, how to analyse and doubt the conventional truths to see what is worth to keep and what not. It helps me see the bigger picture. Studying philosophy was something I did for self development, to give myself the necessary tools to be better at anything I would do next.
Architecture – it starts from the small design details and goes as wide and philosophical as grand scale urban planning. It’s incredibly complex and I’m constantly baffled and excited about the different aspects of it. I feel architecture is a place where different parts of me can all work together: the artist and pragmatist, the philosopher and materialist. Architecture is all of these things, all at once. I am in awe.
In addition to architecture and philosophy, I love travelling and exploring spaces and atmospheres, discovering good design, sketching in the city, photography, old time soul/blues/rock music, and finding joy in the little moments of life.
And I’m looking forward to new architectural collaborations.
2013 – 2017
Tallinn University of Applied Sciences
Applied Architecture, cum laude
Final thesis in “Baths of Tallinn and a Physical Therapy Center in Ahtri 3 Quarter”
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Architecture, exchange student
University of Tartu
Philosophy, exchange student
2008 – 2012
University of Tallinn
Bachelor thesis “On the Notion of Existentialist Hedonism”
1996 – 2008
Pirita Economic High School
name: Linn Nagel
email: linn.nagel (ät) gmail.com
phone: +372 56 354 252
- Virtual reality
- excitement about architecture
- team player
- making analyzed decisions
- time management
- going the extra mile
Tallinn University of Applied Sciences, Tallinn, Estonia
helped to organize a 48H Hackathon for finding design ideas for the school’s ATTICK area, in order to build it out and create better spaces for students in the school. The secondary aim of the hackathon was to improve relations between architecture and interior design students from different architecture schools in Estonia.
NOZ Arquitectura, Lisbon, Portugal
Contemporary Architecture Centre (KEK), Budapest, Hungary
worked on further development of our Klauzal sqaure project to be used as an example proposal for the site improvement