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.
> 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.
On 16 May 2019 OASE #103 was launched at Hochparterre Bücher, bookstore for architecture in Zürich, Switzerland. These images give an impression of the launch, starring OASE editors Hans Teerds and Tom Avermaete as well as architectural historians Stanislaus von Moos and Irina Davidovici.
On Thursday May 16th 2019, OASE #103 will be presented at the Hochparterre bookshop in Zürich (Switzerland) at 19.00h (Gasometerstrasse 28). The presentation of this issue, which reinvestigates the concept of Critical Regionalism as coined by the architectural historian Kenneth Frampton, will be followed by reflections of architectural historians Stanislaus von Moos and Irina Davidovici. Entrance is free and everyone is welcome, so join us on May 16th in Zürich!