Bold and daring, yet unpretentious and simple: that sums up the buildings designed by the independent, Oslo-based architectural offices of Reiulf Ramstad Architects (RRA). The Norwegian architect Reiulf Ramstad who founded his firm in 1995, draws inspiration from the designs of Aldo Rossi, Carlo Scarpa, and Sverre Fehn. He examines their unique design vocabulary, vivid material qualities, and special look and feel and reinterprets them in his own buildings in innovative ways. The last monograph, now out of print, presented a broad palette of his trailblazing projects. Now, a long-awaited second monograph continues to explore his bold, yet plain architecture, anchored in a Scandinavian context. In addition, artists, philosophers, and architectural critics from Europe and the United States discuss the state of contemporary architecture with Reiulf Ramstad.
- Text(s) by Poul Erik Tøjner, Niklas Maak, Charles Waldheim / Graphic Design by Troels Faber / NR2145