Dagur Eggertsson (born in 1965 in Iceland) and Sami Rintala (born in 1969 in Finland) are the founders of Rintala Eggertsson Architects, a Norway-based architecture firm, which focuses its activities on furniture design, public art, architecture, and urban planning. Eggertsson and Rintala studied under Juhani Pallasmaa in Helsinki and are informed by his phenomenological and cross-disciplinary thinking. Since its establishment in 2007, Rintala Eggertsson Architects has developed projects around the world, and their work has been exhibited at the Maxxi Museum in Rome, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the National Art Museum of China, among others.
The company has received prestigious awards over the years such as The Global Award for Sustainable Architecture, Wan 21 for 21 Award, Architizer + Award, Travel and Leisure Award, and the International Architecture Award. Their projects and texts have been published in architecture magazines such as A+U, Blueprint, Architectural Review, Detail, Topos, Domus, Wallpaper, l’Architecture d’Auhjourd’hui, and Arquitectura Viva as well as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
Eggertsson has taught architecture at the Oslo School of Architecture and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and held visiting professorships at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts, University of Ljubljana, and the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design in Arkansas.
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