RINTALA EGGERTSSON ARCHITECTS

REDRUM

Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Alaska Design Forum
Installation
Completed 2003

A temple for nature and oil, made of Three Alaske Railroad oil tanks cut into 12 pieces. The tempel structure stands opposite the FBI HQ, with a red Bright red interior contrasting the rusty and brutal exterior. The interior is made of a fireplace and 4 tons of oyster shells, the origin of all Alaskan oil.

The installation comments on the Western culture meeting Alaskan nature and native people; Finnish fur hunters and orthodox priests during the Russian period, and the Americans buiding and pumping oil today.