REIULF RAMSTAD ARKITEKTER
RRA transcends the scope of a purely architectural practice by engaging professionally in the fields of landscaping, interior- and furniture design. The practice represents a composite body of expertise, centred on architecture but with disciplinary extensions that make the conceptual scope wider and the range of possible commissions greater.
This principle is projected further by RRA’s strong belief in drawing on external input from various fields of expertise in the approach to every new project. The goal is to conjugate innovation and research with a professional completeness able to respond to complex programs at any scale, employing, when needed, a well-established network of specialized consultants.
RRA’s multidisciplinary make-up is a reflection of its methodology. Since every project is regarded unique, it is necessary to rethink the approach down to the most basic parameters. The key notion is that a clear grasp of context must be sought through in-depth analysis, and that this process of clarification is a necessary guideline for the kind of focused creativity that good architecture is based on.
By letting every process start out as a reflexive interplay between factual analysis and intuition, a project’s main idea may evolve from almost anything – from purely programmatic needs to coincidental discoveries. This approach means that with every project the team as a whole has approved the emergent design, thus eliminating later-stage conflicts between idea and feasibility.