manthey kula , Co-founder
Since 2004 Beate 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. Despite often pragmatic contexts, their buildings have a distinct 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.
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.