MUSAC (The Institute of Contemporary Arts in Castilla) presents this illustrated monograph celebrating the work of the Norwegian design studio TYIN Tegnestue, founded by Yashar Hanstad and Andreas Gjertsen. These two young architects have travelled the world in search of meaning and possibilities for the future of design, taking them to war zones of on the Thai-Burmese border, the slums of Bangkok and the jungles of Sumatra. After several years of extensive travel, they asked themselves what have they learned - working outside the confines of conventional architecture, in the backdrop of different cultures and languages - and decided to share the processes, core values and methods applied in each of their projects. This book gathers contributions from five professionals from the world of architecture and design Christiane Burklein (Germany), Kristine Guzman (Spain), Lisbet Harboe (Norway), Einar Bjarki Malmquist (Iceland) and Hans Skotte (Norway), to delve into the TYIN style of architecture that reevaluates the materials, structure, detail and the human factor in modern architectural design.
TYIN was established in 2008 and has built projects in poor and underdeveloped areas of Thailand, Uganda, Sumatra and Norway. Solutions to fundamental challenges call for an architecture where everything serves a purpose, an architecture that follows necessity. By involving the local populace actively in both the design and building of their projects, TYIN are able to establish a framework for mutual exchange of knowledge and skills. All materials used in TYINs projects are collected close to the sites or purchased from local merchants. The studio is currently run by Andreas G. Gjertsen and Yashar Hanstad, and has its headquarters in the Norwegian city of Trondheim. TYIN has won several international awards and their projects have been published and exhibited worldwide."