Dagur Eggertsson: The House as an Instrument

Work by Dagur Eggertsson
Work by Dagur Eggertsson. photo / provided
Work by Dagur Eggertsson
Work by Dagur Eggertsson. photo / provided
Dagur Eggertsson lecture
Dagur Eggertsson during his lecture in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium. William Staffeld / AAP
Dagur Eggertsson lecture
Dagur Eggertsson before his lecture in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium. William Staffeld / AAP
Dagur Eggertsson lecture
A view of the audience during the Dagur Eggertsson lecture. William Staffeld / AAP
Work by Dagur Eggertsson. photo / provided Work by Dagur Eggertsson. photo / provided Dagur Eggertsson during his lecture in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium. William Staffeld / AAP Dagur Eggertsson before his lecture in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium. William Staffeld / AAP A view of the audience during the Dagur Eggertsson lecture. William Staffeld / AAP

Rintala Eggertsson Architects was established in 2007 by the Finnish architect Sami Rintala and the Icelandic architect Dagur Eggertsson. The Norwegian architect Vibeke Jenssen joined soon after, and has been a partner since 2010. Eggertsson was born in 1965, graduated from Oslo School of Architecture in 1992, and Aalto University in 1995. The office bases its activities on teaching, furniture design, public art projects, architecture, and planning. An important feature in Rintala Eggertsson's practice is their hands-on workshops with students and clients, where buildings are designed and constructed in full scale on site.

Occupying the space between architecture and public art, their work has been installed in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the MAXXI Museum in Rome, the Venice Biennale, and has been published extensively in A+U, Wallpaper, Architectural Review, Blueprint, Domus and the New York Times, among others. They are currently working on projects in Norway, Finland, Greenland, Switzerland, Spain, Brazil, and China. Their work has been described as narrative and conceptual. Resulting work is a layered interpretation of the physical, mental, and poetic resources of the site.