Rykkinn consists mainly of apartment blocks and smaller houses. Most of Rykkinn's buildings and infrastructure were built in the early 1970's due to the growing demands for housing near Oslo. The mix of houses and apartments can therefore be seen as a part of the social democratic ideology that heavily influenced Norwegian society at that time: People of different classes were to live peacefully side by side in the new suburb. Perhaps for this reason Rykkinn has had a development more akin to Oslo's eastern burroughs which is quite different from much of the otherwise affluent municipality.
Rykkinn also has a shopping mall, which used to contain Norway's highest educational facility for commercial trading - Kjøpmannsinstituttet. Rykkinn is home to the Norwegian national basketball venue, and they also have a basketball team in the Top series of Norwegian basketball called Bærums Verk Jets.
Harald Eia, a Norwegian comedian who has often included references to Rykkinn in his performances, and Nikolaj Frobenius, an author and screenwriter, were born here. Frobenius' book Teori og Praksis caused much controversy because of its criticism of Rykkinn and he has later faced negative articles in the local paper Asker og Bærum Budstikke.
US Patent Issued to RPR Technologies on Dec. 28 for "Method and Device for Removing Coatings on a Metal Structure" (Norwegian Inventor)
Dec 29, 2010; ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 29 -- United States Patent no. 7,857,914, issued on Dec. 28, was assigned to RPR Technologies AS...