AD Interviews: Andreas G. Gjertsen / TYIN tegnestue

A young, cooperative architecture practice based in Trondheim, and founded in 2008 by Andreas G. Gjertsen and Yashar Hanstad, TYIN tegnestue has already built in Thailand, Myanmar, Haiti, Uganda and their native Norway. Though the partners are relatively young, the quality of their designs has earned them the important distinction of being recognized for The European Prize for Architecture (joining the ranks of GRAFT, BIG and Marco Casagrande).  And their projects have been pretty popular with ArchDaily’s readers, too.

TYIN tengstue started working as students, and the success of their firm has been dependent on their ability to find a way to fund the kind of work they were passionate about in school. For us, their approach to knowledge sharing is notable; they make their projects completely available. Also, when they build and create new architecture that uses traditional materials, they train local work forces so that the designs can be replicated–giving the architecture a better chance for proliferating within the context it was specifically design for.

Don’t miss our conversation with Andreas, and check out ’s projects on ArchDaily:

Barnetraakk / TYIN Tegnestue + Rintala Eggertsson Architects

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Architects: Rintala Eggertsson Architects, TYIN Tegnestue
Location: Oppland, Norway
Built By: Rintala Eggertsson Architects,
Planning Team: Yashar Hanstad, Andreas G. Gjertsen, Sami Rintala, Dagur Eggertsson, Vibeke Jenssen and children at the Trintom Elementary School
Area: 20.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Pasi Aalto

BoxHome / Sami Rintala

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Architects: Sami Rintala
Location: Oslo,
Work Group: Sami Rintala, Dagur Eggertson, John Roger Holte, Julian Fors
Area: 19.0 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Courtesy of Sami Rintala, Ivan Brodey

TRD Heinemann / TYIN Tegnestue

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Architects: TYIN Tegnestue
Location: Trondheim Airport, Værnes (TRD), Stjordal, Norway
Area: 62 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Pasi Aalto

Lyset Paa Lista / TYIN Tegnestue

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Architects: TYIN Tegnestue
Location: Lista, Farsund,
Area: 120 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Pasi Aalto

Arne Garborgsvei 18 / TYIN Tegnestue

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Architects: TYIN Tegnestue
Location: Trondheim,
Area: 48.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Pasi Aalto

Communication Linge Ferry Terminal / Knut Hjeltnes

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Architects: Knut Hjeltnes
Location: , Norway
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jiri Havran

Twins’ House / JVA

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Architects: JVA
Location: ,
Primary Architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Nikolaj Zamecznik, Lars Hamran, Tuva Salomonsen Hansen
Area: 370 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jonas Adolfsen

The Aluminum Cabin / JVA

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Architects: JVA
Location: ,
Primary Architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs,Alessandra Kosberg, Ane Sønderaal Tolfsen
Area: 90 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nils Petter Dale

Vega Cottage / Kolman Boye Architects

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Architects: Kolman Boye Architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Erik Kolman Janouch, Victor Boye Julebäk
Area: 140 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Lindman Photography

Split House / JVA

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Architects: JVA
Location: , Norway
Primary Architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Stian Schjelderup, Claes Cho Heske Ekornås
Area: 360.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nils Petter Dale

Summer house Grøgaard and Slaattelid / Knut Hjeltnes

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Architects: Knut Hjeltnes
Location: Kragero,
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Knut Hjeltnes

House Sømme / Knut Hjeltnes

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Architects: Knut Hjeltnes
Location: Astrids vei, , Norway
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Knut Hjeltnes

House Engan / Knut Hjeltnes

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Architects: Knut Hjeltnes
Location: Oslo,
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Knut Hjeltnes

Stavanger Concert Hall / Ratio Arkitekter AS

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Architects: Ratio Arkitekter AS
Location: Stavanger,
Area: 13800.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jiri Havran, Stavanger Aftenblad, Sindre Ellingsen , Jon Ingemundsen, Dirk schoenmacher

120 HOURS Competition Winners Announced

First Prize: Architecture / Antariksh Tandon, Jennifer Tu Anh Phan. Image Courtesy of

This year’s 120 HOURS competition challenged young architects from around the world to design a communicative icon of sustainability for the festival grounds of the Norwegian Øya Music Festival. With 2989 participants from 83 countries, it claims this year’s title for the world’s biggest architecture competition, for and by students. Enough drum-rolling, let’s take a look at the winning designs after the break…

Sohlbergplassen Viewpoint / Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

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Architects: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk
Location: Stor-Elvdal,
Photographs: Courtesy of Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

Venice Biennale 2014: Nordic Pavilion to Study Architecture’s Role in East African Independence

FORMS OF FREEDOM. Kenyatta International Conference Center, Nairobi, Kenya. 1966–1973. Architect: Karl Henrik Nøstvik.. Image © David Keith Jones

The National Museum in has been chosen to curate the Nordic Pavilion for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, in collaboration with the Museum of Finnish Architecture, the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design in Stockholm, and architectural firm Space Group. The , “FORMS OF FREEDOM: African Independence and Nordic Models” will study modern Nordic architecture’s role in the liberation of East Africa during the 1960s and 70s.