Einar Thorsteinn

Einar Thorsteinn , Icelandic Einar Þorsteinn Ásgeirsson (* 17th June 1942 in Reykjavik , † 28. April 2015 ibid) [1] , was an Icelandic architect , theorist and pioneer of academic research on geometric structures. Thorsteinn was scientifically influenced by the Dymaxion worldview and the biomorphic, polyhedral, spherical and spherical forms of Richard Buckminster Fuller .

1 Vita
2 works
3 exhibitions
4 architecture conferences
5 publications (selection)
6 web links
7 individual proofs
Thorsteinn studied at the Technical University of Hannover from 1963 to 1969. From 1969 to 1972 he worked for Frei Otto in the studio Warmbronn. From 1996 he worked together with the artist Ólafur Elíasson. [2] With R. Buckminster Fuller, his patron, he worked until the 1983rd He lived alternately in Iceland, Germany and Denmark.

From 1969 to 1972 he worked together with the Stuttgart lightweight avant-gardist Frei Otto at the Institute for Lightweight Structures. During this time, the tent roof of the Munich Olympic Stadium was built for the Summer Olympics in 1972. [3] He then founded the Constructions Lab in Iceland, geodesic spheres were developed and Icelandic environmental conditions matched. He built domes in the places Isafjördur, Hella, Kópasker. Einar Thorsteinn developed a series of new polyhedral basic shapes, conceived quasicrystalline bodies with five-fold symmetrical properties. He named it Gullinfang and experimented with ductile structures. In 1996, he began his long-term collaboration with the artistÓlafur Elíasson first in Iceland, later in Berlin. For completed in 2011 Harpa in Reykjavik [4] geodesic dome structures and fivefold symmetry struts were used. He also worked with Guillermo Trotti on designs for mobile lunar research laboratories for NASA. As an architect and visual artist, he influenced contemporary art movements. His work focused on rotational symmetry and basic crystallographic research. One of the 3-D projects, The Natural Symmetries Unification Theory was sponsored by the late Linus Pauling .

2000: The drop factory St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri
2004: Our house is a house that moves, Galerija Skuc, Ljubljana
August 5 – September 12, 2005: Eye-catcher – Space capture in the Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies, Berlin
17 June – 18 September 2005: aquamedial measurement of the speed of light, Lübben
March 4, 2005: Space Fang Space – Einar Thorstein – Stalke Galleri / Stalk Out Of Space / Artstamp.dk, Kirke Saaby
2006: (Group exhibition) Our house is a house that moves, Nýlistasafnið – The Living Art Museum , Reykjavík
2007: (group exhibition) Stalke Galleri / Stalke Out Of Space / Artstamp.dk, Saab
2007: The Icelandic Oasis – PROGRAM initiative for art and architectural collaborations, Berlin
2008: (group exhibitions) Experiment Marathon Reykjavik, Listasafn Reykjavíkur – Reykjavík Art Museum [5]
2008: Stalke Up North: “Hot Icelandic” Stalke Galleri / Stalker Out Of Space / Artstamp.dk, Kirke Saaby
2008: Stalke Out Of Space: “Island i Borup “, Stalke Galleri / Stalker Out Of Space / Artstamp.dk, Kirke Saaby
2008: (group exhibition) Transmediale 08: Conspire House of World Cultures , Berlin
2011: Einar Thorsteinn – Ingenuity – Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjörður
Architecture Conferences
2006: March 7: Lecture: Fragrance of Space , Prinsessegade 35, 1422 Copenhagen
2011: April: Crystal growth, Langen Foundation, Neus, Germany 2015 Photo: Wolfgang Vollmer [6]
Publications (selection)
Thorsteinn published books on architecture, urban planning, environmental design, ecological building technologies, biological influences in housing, wrote articles for international gazettes, gave interviews for German and Icelandic newspapers.

with Bernd Oleiko: Project study City in the Arctic. Germ./Engl. Stoffbilderbuch, Institute for Lightweight Structures (IL) of the University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart 1971.
Playing with the shapes of nature. Foreword by Richard Buckminster Fuller, 1977. [7]
with Olafur Eliasson, Christine Kintisch (Ed.): To the habitants of Space in General and the Spatial Inhabitants in Particular. Bawag Foundation, Vienna 2002, ISBN 3-9501578-1-6 .
Web links
Obituary in Curbed (English)
Literature by and about Einar Thorsteinn in the bibliographic database WorldCat
The wonderworld of geometry in Märkische Online Zeitung
Einar Thorsteinn`s Showroom (english)
Information on Einar Thorsteinn on the website of Olafur Eliason (English)
Single references
Andlát: Einar Þorsteinn Ásgeirsson arkitekt. In: Morgunblaðið . May 1, 2015. Accessed on November 8, 2015.
Katherine Wisniewski: Architectural Mad Scientist Einar Thorsteinn Passes Away at 73. In: Curbed National. May 6, 2015, accessed on November 6, 2015 .
Ingenuity – Einar Thorsteinn. (No longer available online.) In: iceland-times.com. Archived from the original on May 27, 2015 ; accessed on 6 November 2015 . Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.i
Facades of Harpa Reyk … • Artwork • Studio Olafur Eliasson. In: olafureliasson.net. Accessed on 2 November 2015 .
Experiment Marathon Reykjavik. artmuseum.is. Accessed on 8 November 2015.
Wolfgang Vollmer – Photographer Wiki. (No longer available online.) In: www.fotografenwiki.org. Archived from the original on December 22, 2015 ; accessed on November 12, 2015 . Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.i
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