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.
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.
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!
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.