About Manthey Kula

The architectural office Manthey Kula of Oslo, Norway, was established in 2004 by Beate Hølmebakk and Per Tamsen. Hølmebakk was born in Oslo in 1963, in 1990 she graduated from The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, where she now holds a position as professor. Tamsen was born in Halmstad, Sweden in 1967. He graduated from Lund University in 1997. The office’s production spans from ideal, explorative projects to commissioned work. Two of the

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At Your Convenience: contemporary public-toilet architecture

Simon Keane-Cowell


We'd like to talk to you about a delicate matter. The toilet. The WC. The lavatory. However you choose to refer to it, we all require regular access to this most prosaic of environments. Which is why it's refreshing to see a number of recent public