Headquartered in Tallinn, studio ARGUS, led by architect Margit Argus, boasts over 20 years of expertise in interior design, fine arts, and architecture. Widespread acclaim, including EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture nominations and prestigious annual awards, has been earned under visionary leadership.

Rooted in the Nordic aesthetic, studio ARGUS weaves cultural influences into their design philosophy, creating a seamless blend of contemporary vision with established heritage. Engaged in various projects, including a seaside hotel in Tallinn, a high-rise building with apartments, a hotel, a university campus in Tallinn, and school projects, the studio undertakes meticulous conversions of culturally sensitive sites such as Põltsamaa Castle, Haapsalu Castle, and Alexander’s Cathedral.

Renowned for their integrative approach, the studio’s prowess extends to prestigious institutional endeavours, exemplified by their work on Embassies in London and Moscow. Noteworthy projects include the Park Hotel in Viljandi, Pilgrims’ House, and the Fahle Gallery Street in Tallinn.

Beyond commissioned projects, studio ARGUS actively participates in ongoing research initiatives and educational programs, demonstrating their commitment to the continuous evolution of design and innovation. At its core, the studio’s mission is propelled by a fervent drive to push creative boundaries while crafting spaces that exude enduring, timeless charm.

 

 

studio ARGUS

Peetri 11, Tallinn 10415
Estonia

Telephone: +372 52 53 033
hello@studioargus.com

 

 

Margit Argus
Founder / Chartered Principal Interior Architect (Level 8)

Heritage Activity Licence VS 806/2015
Estonian Academy of Arts, 2006
Politecnico di Milano, 2014
margit@studioargus.com
+372 52 53 033

Elo Liina Kaivo
Chartered Interior Architect (Level 7)

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

Kaiko Kerdmann
Interior Architect
Estonian Academy of Arts, 2013
kaiko@studioargus.com
Katariina Teigar
Interior Architect
EuroAcademy, 2010
katariina@studioargus.com

Eliise Harjak
Diploma Architect (Level 7)

Tallinn University of Technology, 2020
Brno University of Technology, 2017
eliise@studioargus.com

Eveli Pihel
Interior Architect

Member of the Estonian Association of Interior Architects
EuroAcademy, 2009
eveli@studioargus.com

Emely Mihkelsoo
Interior Architect

Mariia Korolova
Interior Architect

Rhodec International, 2018
Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design, 2004
masha@studioargus.com

Kätlin-Karin Lond
Diploma Interior Architect (Level 6)

Politecnico di Milano, 2023
Estonian Academy of Arts, 2022
katlin@studioargus.com

Alina Undusk
Interior Architect

Member of the Estonian Association of Interior Architects
EuroAcademy, 2014
alina@studioargus.com

Elen Paloots
Marketing Manager

elen@studioargus.com
+372 51 48 584

 

Kaarin Kokk
Interior Architect

Estonian Academy of Arts, 2009
kaarin@studioargus.com

Celine-Cathy Raaga
Interior Architect

Estonian Academy of Arts, 2021
celine@studioargus.com

Awards

2023
Annual Grand Prize of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia (Architecture Endowment): Põltsamaa Castle
2023
Annual Award of the Estonian National Heritage Board for the ‘Act of the Year’: Põltsamaa Castle
2022
EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award nominee: Haapsalu Castle
2022
Annual INJU Award by Villeroy & Boch Gustavsberg: North Estonia Medical Centre
2022
Annual Award 2021 of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia (Architecture Endowment) in the category ‘New from old’: Fahle Gallery Street
2022
Annual Award 2021 of the Estonian Landscape Architects’ Union in the category of ‘Landscape and building’ : Fahle Gallery Street
2020
Annual INJU Award by Softrend: Headquarters of Postimees Grupp
2020
Heritage Award of Tallinn: Noblessner Foundry
2020
Heritage Award of Tallinn: Kai Art Centre
2020
Estonian Annual Museum Award for the Museum Development 2019: Haapsalu Castle
2019
EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award nominee: Pilgrims' House
2019
Annual Remodelling Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia in Architecture: 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
2019
Recognition of the Estonian National Heritage Board for an ‘Outstandingly restored monument’: Noblessner Foundry
2019
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 Cultural Endowment of Estonia in Architecture: Estonian Embassy in London
2015
Annual Award 2014−2015 of the Estonian Association of Interior Architects for the best historical interior: Energy Discovery Centre
2015
Estonian Annual Museum Awards for 2014: Energy Discovery Centre
2013
Annual Interior Architecture Award 2012 of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia: Treasury of the University of Tartu Museum
2012
Annual Award 2011 of the Estonian Cultural Endowment (Architecture Endowment) for architectural accomplishments in organising the LIFT11 urban installations festival: LIFT11

Built

2023
architecture, interior
Valga State and Court House
2023
architecture, interior, expo
Põltsamaa Castle
2023
interior
Mainor Ülemiste Office
2023
interior
Northern Estonian Regional Hospital
2022
interior
Roosikrantsi Apartment
2021
architecture, interior
Fahle Gallery Street
2021
interior
Restaurant Argentiina
2021
interior
Pirita Family Doctors Centre
2020
interior
Postimees’ Headquarters
2020
interior
Kindergarten in Pärnu
2019
architecture, interior
Haapsalu Castle
2019
architecture, interior
Estonian Embassy in Moscow
2019
interior
Noblessner Foundry
2019
interior
Kai Art Centre
2019
interior
Ibis Tallinn Center
2019
interior
Nordecon Office
2019
architecture, interior
House in Suurupi
2018
architecture, interior
Pilgrims’ House
2018
interior
Park Hotel Viljandi
2017
interior
Tallinn University of Applied Sciences
2016
interior, expo
Estonian Mining Museum
2016
architecture, interior
Lighthouse-Keeper’s Complex
2015
interior
Estonian Embassy in London
2014
architecture, interior, expo
Energy Discovery Centre
2012
interior, expo
Treasury
2012
interior
Pop-up Shop