Sami Rintala

Sami Rintala (born in 1969 in Finland) and Dagur Eggertsson (born in 1965 in Iceland) 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.

Rintala has taught in art and architecture schools in various countries, often in the form of hands-on workshops. He has been a professor of architecture in the Trondheim and Oslo schools of architecture, and a visiting professor at TU in Vienna, the University of Westminster in London, Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas, Skopje Macedonia, the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn, and Umeå University in Sweden.

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