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Behind the Lines by TYIN Tegnestue

Andreas Skeide's Behind the Lines by TYIN Tegnestue details the lifelong journey of architects Yashar Hanstad and Andreas Gjertsen, following their story from their start as students to their transition into professional architecture. The book looks at the logic behind the formation of TYIN Architects and eleven of the resultant projects, highlighting both the successes and the failures along the way. The following is a series of excerpts from the book detailing pivotal moments in their careers.

Joseph Rykwert among the Winners of the 2014 UIA Prizes

At the UIA World Congress last week, Joseph Rykwert was awarded the Jean Tschumi Prize for his work in architectural criticism and teaching over the past six decades. The prize adds to a fantastic year for Rykwert in which he received the RIBA Gold Medal and was awarded a CBE by the Queen. Read on after the break for all the winners of the 2014 UIA Prizes.

TYIN tegnestue Releases Downloadable Guide to Design/Build in Underprivileged Areas

TYIN tegnestue architects are known for their small-scale built projects in underprivileged areas around the world, but you might not know just how open this firm is about sharing their work. If you head to their website, many of their past projects are available for download in the form of photographs, sketches, drawings, models, and more. They believe that by sharing their knowledge, they are encouraging students and young architects to learn by building. The architecture co-operative has even created the "TYIN Architect's Toolbox," a downloadable guide to working on design-builds in places of need. For more information on the guide, keep reading after the break.

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AD Interviews: Andreas G. Gjertsen / TYIN tegnestue

A young, cooperative architecture practice based in Trondheim, Norway 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.

Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Wood

To celebrate the launch of ArchDaily Materials, our new product catalog, we've rounded up 10 awesome projects from around the world that were inspired by one material: wood. Check out the projects after the break...

TYIN tegnestue wins 2012 European Prize for Architecture

Cassia Coop Training Centre / TYIN Tegnestue Architects © Pasi Aalto
Cassia Coop Training Centre / TYIN Tegnestue Architects © Pasi Aalto

Andreas G. Gjertsen and Yashar Hanstad, principals of the architecture cooperative TYIN tegnestue Architects in Trondheim, Norway, have been named as this year’s winners of The European Prize for Architecture. The young Norwegian architects were honored for their humanitarian work designing and building with community participation in poor and underdeveloped areas in Africa and Asia. Annually presented by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, the prize is awarded to influential European architects “who have demonstrated a significant contribution to humanity and to the built environment through the art of architecture”. Continue reading for more information and a sample of TYIN tegnestue Architects’ work.

Cassia Coop Training Centre / TYIN Tegnestue Architects

© Pasi Aalto
© Pasi Aalto

Architects: TYIN Tegnestue Architects Location: Sungai Penuh, Kerinchi, Sumatra, Indonesia Design Team: Gjermund Wibe, Morten Staubo, Therese Jonassen,Kasama Yamtree, Andreas Gjertsen, Yashar Hanstad Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Pasi Aalto, Zifeng Wei, Wenzel Prokosch

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AD Round Up: TYIN tegnestue

NEEDS-Architecture in Developing Countries / Young Architects in Florence

Courtesy of GGAF and Salvatore Spataro
Courtesy of GGAF and Salvatore Spataro

NEEDS-Architecture in Developing Countries, edited by Salvatore Spataro with GGAF (Young Architects of Florence).  The book points out the real NEEDS of users, particularly the necessity to make structures which could satisfy them, facing up to lack of economic and technological resources. The sixteen works collected in this volume express a clear idea about the developing project of that belongs within the community within which it is situated. Each project is a reflection of architecture that does not impose organizing models extraneous to the local culture and does not flatten itself on the existent reality. Scroll through images from the exhibition after the break!

Build Somewhere Else: TYIN + Anna Heringer

After Rudy Ricciotti, Patrick Bouchain, Lacaton and Vassal, Luca Merlini and Lefèvre and Aubert, the villa Noailles pursues its exploration of universe of committed architects. From February 14th till March 28th, 2010, will be presented the projects and the realizations of two teams of architects: the TYIN association (see their projects in ArchDaily here) created by two young Norwegian architects, Andreas Grøntvedt Gjertsen and Yashar Hanstad, and those of German architect Anna Heringer (see her project in ArchDaily here).

Building of the Year 2009, Museums & Libraries: Safe Haven Library / TYIN Tegnestue

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© Pasi Alto

Old Market Library / TYIN Tegnestue

Architects: TYIN Tegnestue Location: Min Buri, Bangkok Collaborator: CASE Studio Architects Project team: Pasi Aalto, Andreas Grøntvedt Gjertsen, Yashar Hanstad, Magnus Henriksen, Erlend Bauck Sole Client: Old Market Community Project: Community house Cost: 27,000 NOK Project year: March 2009 – May 2009 Photographs: Pasi Aalto

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