Finding Context
Beate Hølmebakk of manthey kula

Beate Hølmebakk

Finding Context

Public Lecture
8 January 2014

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Beate Hølmebakk, creator of actual and fictional architectures, graduated from the Oslo School of Architecture (AHO) in 1990, established manthey kula in 2004 and has been professor at AHO from 2007. The firm's projects range from industrial and utilitarian structures to investigations into specific programmatic fields. Like UMA2s investigation and response to the context of Holmsund in 'Occupying the Hinterland' manthey kula are constantly searching for different contexts (be they social, metaphysical or physical) to respond to. In their work they make an effort to manifest the potential for architectural expression in all tasks. They try to understand what level of precision can be reached in each given assignment and strive to develop the project accordingly and embrace the width of architectural competence and practice and recognize that architectural production contains elements of irrationality.


Image: Akkarvik Roadside Restroom, Lofoten, Norway