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.
Dagur Eggertsson was born in 1965, graduated from Oslo School of Architecture in 1992, and Aalto University in 1995.
Sami Rintala (born 1969) is a Finnish architect and artist. He studied architecture at Helsinki University of Technology, completing his studies in 1999. Rintala’s own work is based on narrative and conceptualism. The resulting work is a layered interpretation of the physical, mental, and poetic resources of the site.
Architecture is a kind of active relationship between human beings and the environment. We have always been of the opinion that architecture touches us in most of our daily activities and that it influences our lives regardless of our social status; Architecture is a tool to improve lives, considering the concept of space.
Our responsibility is to take architecture back to the people, where they can understand the consequences of decisions. It is important to communicate architecture and to generate a kind of space that is useful for the public.
Architecture is not like writing papers and mathematics. It is a part of your daily life, which needs to take a big role in the educational system. We need to bridge the gap between society and architecture. Today we see a lot of buildings, but not so much architecture.