Sami Rintala was born in 1969.He is an architect and an artist, with a long merit list after finishing his architect studies in Helsinki Finland 1999. He established architect office Casagrande & Rintala 1998, which produced a series of acknowledged architectural installations around the world during the next five years until 2003. These works combine architecture with critical thinking of society, nature and the real tasks of an architect, all within a cross-over art field using space, light, materials and human body as tools of expression.
Rintala had his first wider recognition in 1999 with the project Landescape, three abandoned wooden barns were raised on 10 meter high.
In Venice Biennale 2000 Sixty Minute Man was realized; A ship sailed to Arsenal with a garden inside. The park was planted on sixty minutes of human waste from the city of Venice, becoming together with the old boat a three dimensional collage.
In 2008, Rintala started a new architect office with Icelandic architect Dagur Eggertsson, called Rintala Eggertsson Architects. The office is based in Oslo, South Norway and Bodø, North 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.
- Corte del Forte, dance pavilion by Rintala Eggertsson Architects
- Rent out artist residency Fleinvær by TYIN tegnestue Architects and Rintala Eggertsson Architects
- Pedestrian Bridge Tintra by Rintala Eggertsson Architects
- MoVE Lissone; building with wood
- SALT Festival. Architectural Installations by Sami Rintala
- SAMI RINTALA: Space for transformative learning
- HØSE BRIDGE by Rintala Eggertsson Architects
- The Hut to Hut building by Rintala Eggertsson
- WORKSHOP EN EL MERCADO DE MATOSINHOS
- SELJORD LOOKOUT POINT
- RINTALA EGGERTSSON ARCHITECTS in VENICE