Artist and Architect; Founder, Rintala Eggertsson Architects
From Architecture without Architects to Architects without Architecture
Jaquelin T. Robertson Visiting Professorship Lecture
Sami Rintala is a Finnish architect and artist. In 2007, he founded Rintala Eggertsson Architects with Icelandic architect, Dagur Eggertsson, based in Norway. Their work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the National Museum of Art in Beijing, the MAXXI museum on Rome and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen. International built works include the Amanogawa Bridge in Japan; the Kaluga Floating Sauna in Russia; the Safe Haven Orphanage Library in Thailand; and the Ordos 100 villa in Mongolia. An important part of Rintala and Eggertsson’s work is teaching and lecturing, which they have done at numerous universities, symposia, and seminars. They conduct hands-on workshops where students are challenged to participate in the shaping of the human environment at a 1:1 scale. The concept of the site as a layered construction that embodies physical, mental and poetic narratives foregrounds their work.