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The Report for Lørenskog Station Area is out! Edit/atelier & Tin (f.k.a. Gattaca) served as 1 of the 3 teams shaping it!

09.04.2019 - ByLIVsenteret - The report is based on work done in Aug-Oct 2018, with the goal of securing a positive long-term development of the station area. The exhibition of the proposals were sought-after by the inhabitants and garnered positive response. The evaluation committee for this work has arrived on 7 guidelines for it, whereas 3 of them was recommended to be executed very quickly. The guidelines has been discussed thoroughly within the professional groups at Lørenskog municipality.

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The Report, click to downlad!

Lab Entreprenør & co. won the Competition for the new Regional Parliament building of Hordaland!

01.04.2019 - Bergen, Norway - The team of the proposal Penrose Staircase consisted of Lab Entreprenør, NSW, IARK, Cubus, HUS and Sweco. Tin participated in the winning team, under none other than NSW! The office’s contributions consisted of simple stuff, such as conveying internal narratives on programmatic mix, logic and content, in both text and isonometrics. Tin also authored and illustrated some models on emerging real estate practices (from year, hour to minute-based leases), logic of flexibility, reduction of office spaces, and CO2 emissions. The winning bid were reviewed on two measures: conceptual design and cost by two different juries.

Jostein Fjærstad, the real estate director in Hordaland county, hails it as “architectural solution both externally and internally, based on the tender documents". In addition, he believes that the winning contribution the "Penrose Staircase" is clearly the best in highlighting the activities of democracy and the county municipality for its inhabitants, which was one of the competition criteria.

Other competitiors were among others CF Møller, Nordic, Mad, Haptic and each of their respective collaborators etc. etc.

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Midcrit for the Interdisciplinary Mastercourse at NMBU

14.03.2019, NMBU, Ås - The course is led my Elin Børrud and for many the midcrit signifies the moment of truth. Tin partook in the session, commented and gave critique on the master theses presented that day.

Through their common case study Kristiansand, students of different professional backgrounds can more easily relate to one another and partake in each other’s discourses/master theses. Interdisciplinarity through familiarity?

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Elin Børrud & Tin Phan representing SITRAP for the Applicants Seminar of SFU 2019

07.03.2019 - Bergen, Norway - Diku hosted a seminar for the triennial call for Centre for Excellence in Education (SFU). Both Tin and Elin at SITRAP attended a 7 hour long seminar to understand the hallmarks of a good SFU application. Here we got insights from the international panel, student representatives, and other successful centres etc. Attendees came from all over the country from various universities and univrsity colleges!

As mentioned before, Diku’s call for SFU ideas are set 3 years apart, where last time SITRAP made the final rounds, where only 5 out of 22 centres were chosen.

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The 2nd Place that Defied All Odds - Knoppskyter still in the Running!

21.02.2019 - Horten, Norway - There is no such thing as a silvermedal in architectural competitions, yet Knoppskyter’s notoriety has exceeded all expectations of any runner-up. During a hailstorm of articles after the announcement of the winner, Knoppskyter was strangely enough still mentioned as a contender even though it lost. The politicians in Horten and the harbormaster Espen Eliassen wants to bring the team behind Knoppskyter back to the fore, and applauds the entry for giving the city another dimension in business development. The conceptual proposal was hailed as among the best within the competition, and Horten are currently discussing alternate locations for realisation. Not bad at all!

Odd Rune Nærsnes of Horten Industripark, developer in the Knoppskyter team (NSW, SLA & Tin under the moniker Gattaka.. the hell?), calls it a necessity for the greater good of Horten. “It’s not the typical harbor development, but it’s the future!

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Archived articles on the competition!

Tin joins the Program Committee of OUA for yet another Term

12.02.2019 - Erling Fossen’s excuse of an office, Oslo - Tin was cordially invited to join the program committee of OUA as the youngest member for yet another term. There will be some major changes not yet announced, so keep an eye out for the OUA announcements to come. First up on the chopping block was death of family values and coliving. Wow, talk about going all out on the first meeting.

From the left (women first): Linnea Svensson, Marianne Skjulhaug, Aga Skorupka, Erling Fossen, Sverre Landmark, and Tin Phan. Erling ain’t getting younger, and sees the importance of bringing on board a younger generation of professionals to lead on - good for you Erling! You can start your transition over to retirement with ease, we got your back!

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Shacking up With NSW

12.02.2019 - Rådhusgata 27, Oslo - We silently moved in with NSW last December, based on a successful venture together and to encourage further collaboration whenever suitable for both parties. Within a couple of weeks, we’ve already eclipsed 4-5 engagements. True patrons of young offices don’t put on elaborate publicity stunts, campaigns, shows or fanfare for the public eye. They simply just offer relevant projects, good terms and seize the moment when great contributions to society can be made jointly. Plain and simple.
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Elon Musk once confided that he wouldn’t be able to mount another rocket launch if the 4th failed. For us, 2018 has been filled with many prolific projects, yet the competitive & risqué nature of these can take its toll on any young office, and we’re no exception. We’ll break the silence and salute you @nswarkitektur🙌, for inviting us to once again take on many more dreamy launches - the sky is the limit!

Tin has been Hired at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences for the SITRAP project - led by Elin Børrud

30.01.2019 - NMBU, Ås - SITRAP is short for Center for Integrated, Transdisciplinary Education in Planning. The center’s overarching goal is to improve teaching methods and transdisciplinary practices among students within the field of planning - through incorporating academia and practice early on. Tin’s role as a project employee will be to initiate and establish the center’s core activities, presence and goals. Aside from SITRAP, he will also partake in some teaching duties & desk crits, discourses on academic level of master courses, and delightful lunches at NMBU.

Tin has been in negotiations for a position as early as in November 2018 and was formally on board early January - sorry for the late info. The project is led by professor Elin Børrud, and currently under the Faculty of Landscape and Society (LANDSAM) of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). Don’t worry, this is a 50% position for one year, meaning the office will go about its bizniz as usual, we’ll just work harder!

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1 out of 36 Wildcards exhibited at the OAF - History in Practice Launch

24.01.2019 - Arkitektenes Hus, Oslo - The exhibition was presented at the launch of OAF’s spring program, History in Practice. The brief for each of the offices was simple: send a picture + text that inspires them. Tin was among the 36 offices exhibited. It was curated by Svingen Arkitektkontor and Holt O’Brien.

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Rebranding Gattaca to Tin. Relax, we’re just Changing the Name, not the Office!

21.01.2019 - The office, Norway - All Tin’s work, will now go under the office simply known as tin. Since the inception of the office in June 2016 we have gone under many different monikers such as the coworking guru, mr.research, the office that refutes to do architecture, the guy that wrote something at AHO, Lord Commander, Azor Ahai etc. We want to point out and celebrate the official office names and font logos throughout the years: ASSEMBLE! (2016-2017) and Gattaca (2017-2019).

We also want to come clean and clear the air once and for all: the office has always been Tin and it will always be Tin, the one-man-office. Yet, we still want to reserve our right to address ourselves in third-person and in plural. Yes, there is only one author of this office - yet, Tin’s body of work is the sum of many vivid collaborators, contemporary voices, and historical opinions. It is in-between our words, in the margins, and all over the pixels of each diagram we produce. Tin’s, or OUR body of work, strive to be the conscience and reflection upon a greater collective.

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Lecture on Writing Processes + Desk Crits at NMBU

17.01.2019 - NMBU, Ås - Tin held his first lecture at NMBU on his own experiences of writing a master thesis. Although his work would go on the become an award-winning thesis, it was not without hickups, doubt nor was it pitch perfect - a myth Tin firmly shot down. Many great things, come from small beginnings, and as he himself stated: he just wanted to study innovation cultures. It would go on to touch upon major topics such as architecture, urbanism, organisational theory, innovation policies, social science etc. The presentation encompassed themes such as processes, research design & chapter structure, innovation & concept of lateral thinking, methods, and direct examples from his own thesis. Desk crits were also given.

The masterstudents came from different departments, such as landscape architecture, property & law, urban & regional planning, construction engineering etc. The course is led by Elin Børrud. We’ll come back to what exactly it is Tin is doing out in Ås! TO BE CONTINUED!

 
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2nd Place in the Horten Harborfront Competition - with NSW & SLA!

16.01.2019 - HS4 Ytre Havn, Horten - Recognition shared with NSW and SLA. The project received high remarks by the jury as undeniably the most contemporary proposal for the site, its analytical thoroughness, modern approach to architectural design, most convincing conceptual proposal, clearest use of programmatic functions, and treatment of identity. Most notably, was how Knoppskyter challenged the popular belief and changed the jurors perception of blindly developing housing projects on the harborfront as first development stage.

The jury was indecisive between the 1st and the 2nd place, as the minority of them felt that Knoppskyter was the actual winner. On the other hand, they did agree upon that both of them had given major contributions to the competition, separately and collectively, in increasing attractivity in the city and that both proposals does not exclude one or the other. Regardless of the competition, it was recommended that the municipality should put efforts in realising it anyways on an alternative site, for the greater good of Horten.

The jurors report can be read here.
Read the jurors decision in this article.

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