Every Hero has an Origin Story. Read Tin’s in the Latest Issue of the Lifestyle MagazineYPPÉ
10.10.2019 - International - Tin is currently covered as one of the 47 creative entrepreneurs in the lates issue of YPPÉ, a lifestyle magazine. The 6-page introspective and sincere piece covers Tin’s origins as a kid feeling like a minority among minorities, as a teenager that took upon himself another persona to hide his true self and his neverending quest of finding other likeminded people. The interview also chronicles how he within the same master thesis was disgraced by his own architectural peers, yet gained national recognition by a broader professional community. His backstory of entering higher education is also a peculiar one - it is on the basis of passing the entrance exams to AHO with the worst registered report card of 2010. It is not about who we are underneath, but what we do that defines us. Yes, it’s basically everything you need to know about a boy called Tin.
Other subjects in the latest issue of the magazine YPPÉ were Leo Ajkic, Camilla Prytz etc. This issue does not only cover creative entrepreneurs in a biographical sense, but also subtexts such as ethos, escapism and the masks we put on in life. Get a copy at the nearest Narvesen.
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Guest Teacher for the First Lego League at Brandengen School
07.10.2019 - Brandengen School, Drammen - When Tin is not rescuing cats from trees, he helps out kids in need. Or to be precise - the kids at Brandengen Elementary school (where he himself used to be an alumni) for their First Lego League competition. It’s described as a robotics competition encouraging the kids to build a better future for themselves and maybe their own kids. It coincidently also deals tackling different but important architectural and urban challenges. Some of the kids brought up topics, such as building a youth centre, how include the physically impaired in parks, safeguard swimming areas, and to transform to-be-closed road into a playground. We at the office simply known as Tin are looking forward to see the end results!
Chief Designer of Selvaag’s Exhibition at Bydelsdagene Nydalen!
14.09.2019 - Avantor H.Q., Nydalen - Tin served as the chief designer of Selvaag’s exhibition at Bydelsdagene Nydalen, working under the director of Development Magnus Skallerud (right in the picture), and property developer Emelie Tornberg. The intention was to showcase different property developers practices that underscored the green shift. Instead of showing anything flashy as BREEAM certified buildings, Selvaag chose a more sober representation of their innovations: their everyday practices such as putting pressure on suppliers to step up their game on maintaining ventilation rather than replacing it, proper storage of furnitures for reusing, system walls/doors etc., and even digital systems for smooth booking, ordering catering, paying bills etc. The point was to showcase the actions that a property developer could do which is leaner management of their furnish or assets in their properties, rather than buying state-of-the-art technological facades or whatever.
Some of the presenters present that day was Elin Børrud, Per Gunnar Røe, Gro Sandkjær Hanssen, Øystein Thorup etc. Other property developers that exhibited their work that day was Avantor, OBOS, Veidekke, Norwegian Property and Storebrand Eiendom.
Tin Returns for a Third Time at Hurtigpraksis!
30.07.2019 - The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Oslo - We will be presenting, “Tin - Year Three”, presenting the ups and downs of running a company, practical administrative information and not least, the office’s approach on societal concerns and competitions. The presentation covered topics such as experiences during studies and worklife, risks of running a small office, and what measures does the office take towards political impact and societal sustainability. Tin also participated as a guest critic on the students first written assignment of this year’s Hurtigpraksis.
Arkitektstudenter i Hurtigpraksis, is a student-initiated workshop for students all over Scandinavia on professional practices in the field of architecture. Among the Wildcards this year were Common Ground, Nøysom Arkitekter, Kåmmån, Kolab, Edit/Atelier, Holt O’Brien, Svingen Arkitektkontor. Other offices visited were among others Spacemaker AI, Nordic, Mad, Lala, Snøhetta, Reiulf Ramstad etc.
Part of the Resource Group for Landbrukskvartalet
18.06.2019 - Greenhouse Oslo, Grønland - Tin has been invited to join the resource group for the proceedings surrounding Landbrukskvartalet in Oslo. The group will meet once a month to deliberate the project’s goals and ambitions, or more specifically, the different social stages and important functions of Landbrukskvartalet. Tin’s knowledge into the project covers many areas of interests, such as being one of the first tenants/members at Greenhouse, his theory on coworking spaces and social, professional and commercial models surrounding them, and his practice related to working societies, knowledge districts and programming indirectly and directly related to these.
Aside from Tin, the group consists professionals inhouse, from the neighborhood, hospitality services etc. such as Frode Rønne Malmø & Maren Bjerkeng/Aspelin Ramm, Jonas Vesterhus/Space Group, Bernhard Bisseth-Hallandvik/Enterspace, Einar Kleppe Holthe/Fuglen, Anders Nohre-Walldén/Grønn Byggallianse, Runar Eggesvik/Trøbbelskyter, Jarl Solberg/Nordic Black Theatre, Karen Sofie Sørensen/Bruket, Helene Gallis/Nabolagshager, Linnéa Svensson/Greener Events.
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.