ARCHITECTURE SPEAKS: BEATE HØLMEBAKK
MANTHEY KULA, OSLO
ON WED 15 JAN AT 13:15
AALTO UNIVERSITY, LECTURE HALL A1
OTAKAARI 1X, ESPOO
ON WED 15 JAN AT 18:00
MUSEUM OF FINNISH ARCHITECTURE
KASARMIKATU 24, HELSINKI
Beate Hølmebakk studied architecture at the Oslo School of Architecture under Sverre Fehn and Christian Norberg-Schulz, and as a visiting student at The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union under John Hejduk. Since 2007 Hølmebakk has been a professor at AHO, she is also frequently lecturing and teaching abroad.
Since 2004 Hølmebakk has run the architectural practice, Manthey Kula, together with partner Per Tamsen. Manthey Kula’s production spans from ideal, explorative projects to public commissions. The office works at the intersection of art, architecture and landscape architecture, paying special attention to site, form and narrative; their buildings have a distinctly sculptural quality. The office’s work is widely published; it is presented in several international architecture exhibitions and represented in international architecture collections. Projects by Manthey Kula have been nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2009, 2011 and 2019.
“Beate Hølmebakk makes no distinction between art, architecture and landscaping in her work. All her designs are based on the unique character of the site and the potential it offers,” says Jenni Reuter, curator of the lecture series.
This international lecture series is curated by Professor Jenni Reuter and organised by Aalto University Department of Architecture and the Museum of Finnish Architecture together with Archinfo Finland.