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'Dialects of Architecture' by Rintala Eggertsson Architects at AUB

Subject: Architecture
Speaker: Dagur Eggertsson & Sami Rintala
Date: Feb 11, 2015 At 18:30
City: Beirut
Address: Architecture Lecture Hall, AUB campus, Beirut.

The Department of Architecture and Design at the American University of Beirut cordially invites you to a lecture by Dagur Eggertsson & Sami Rintala from Rintala Eggertsson Architects recipients of the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture entitled 'Dialects of Architecture' on Wednesday February 11, 2015 at 6.30 pm Architecture Lecture Hall.

Sami Rintala (b. 1969) is an architect and an artist. He finished his architecture studies in Helsinki, Finland (1999) with Prof. Juhani Pallasmaa. In 1998 he established Casagrande & Rintala that produced a series of recognised architectural installations around the world over five years and until 2003. These works combine architecture with critical thinking of society, nature and the real tasks of an architect. All within a cross-over ‘art field’ using space, light, materials and the human body as tools of expression. In 2008 Rintala and Icelandic architect Dagur Eggertsson established Rintala Eggertsson Architects. An important part of Rintala’s work is teaching and lecturing in various art and architecture universities.  Teaching takes place usually in form of workshops where the students are challenged to participate in ‘the shaping of the human environment on a realistic1:1 situation’. He is currently professor in AHO Oslo and NTNU Trondheim. Sami Rintala’s work is based on narrative and conceptualism. The resulting work is a layered interpretation of the physical, mental and poetic resources of the site.

Dagur Eggertsson (b.1965) is an architect with professional background from a number of prominent offices in Oslo. After his professional degree from the Oslo School of Architecture in 1992, he started his collaboration with architect Vibeke Jenssen. As NOIS architects in 1996 he finished a post-professional master’s degree at the Helsinki University of Technology where he started experimentation with building full scale architectonic objects under the supervision of Prof. Juhani Pallasmaa. Along with his professional practice, Eggertsson has taught in Norway, Iceland and Sweden. He is currently a project examiner at the Oslo School of Architecture. In 2007 Eggertsson started collaboration with architect Sami Rintala that resulted in the establishment of their joint office Rintala Eggertsson Architects. The office is based in Oslo and Bodo.


AR + D – Emerging Architecture; The Architectural Review Magazine Annual Award 1999 (GB) 2nd price 1999.; Borromini Award; Nomination, Italy 2001; World Architecture Award; Nomination, GB 2001; Lorenzo il Magnifico Award; Firenze Biennal Dell’Arte Contemporanea, Italy 2001 Forum Aid Prize; Nordic Prize for Architecture nomination 2007 and 2009; Marcus Prize; Award for Emerging Architects, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, nomination 2007 Bauhaus Award 2008; Bauhaus Dessau Germany, nomination; Global Award for Sustainable Architecture; GA Paris 2009 EU Mies van der Rohe Award; Nomination 2001 and 2009; Energy Performance & Architecture Award 2009; Nomination 2009

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