Beate Holmebakk: Built/Unbuilt
Department of Architecture Spring 2011 Lecture Series
Beate Hølmebakk of manthey kula has created factual and fictional architecture. The firm’s projects range from industrial and utilitarian structures to investigations into specific programmatic fields. The office’s first built works were nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2009 (hydro power station) and 2011 (roadside restroom facilities). A series of houses exploring the potential for architectural interpretation of literary texts, for which Hølmebakk received an honorary medal from The Erich Schelling Architecture Foundation, has been exhibited widely. In addition to practicing, Hølmebakk is teaching as professor at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.