Sami Rintala is an architect and an artist with a long merit list after finishing his architect studies in Helsinki (Finland) 1999. With architect office Casagrande & Rintala, he produced a series of acknowledged architectural installations around the world. In 2008, Rintala started a new architect office with Icelandic architect Dagur Eggertsson, called Rintala Eggertsson Architects. The office is based in Oslo and Bodø (Norway). 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 often are challenged to participate the shaping of human environment on a realistic 1:1 situation. Rintala’s work is striving for a layered interpretation of the physical, mental and poetic resources of the site.
> Positioning a new outlook on philosopher Hannah Arendt’s ideas, OASE #106 reveils how her writings very well can help us rethink architecture as a phenomenon and practice
> Rethinking Hannah Arendt’s remarkably spatial view on ‘the world and its inhabitants’
> Insight into the work of both historical and contemporary architects
> With a focus on beautiful architectural drawings over the past five centuries to grasp their role in design practice
> With drawings by George Aitchison, Heinrich Tessenow, El Lissitzky, Lina Bo Bardi and Tony Fretton
OASE #108 More Than Meets the eye - Over- and underrated architecture
> Unique OASE issue on locations of metabolism that kept communities urban households in order.
> With contributions by: Burkay Pasin & Gul Kacmaz Erk; Ben Vandenput; Koenraad Danneels; Julia von Mende; Dagmar Pelger & Emily Kelling; Ludo Groen; Nitin Bathla; Andrea Bortolotti, Andrea Aragone & Marco Ranzato; Diana Soeiro; Ciel Grommen, Dieter Leyssen & Maximiliaan Royakkers; Nadia Casabella & Jan Denoo; Riccardo M. Villa en Hans Vandermaelen.
> Internationally renowned architectural historian Kenneth Frampton received the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale 2018. Critical Regionalism is his most known theory
> Today, architects are searching for new ways to design and conceive built space. Critical Regionalism might just be the concept that we need to revisit.