- Sustainable Architecture
- MUSAC exhibition, TYIN tegnestue: In Detail.
Norwegian architecture firm, TYIN tegnestue was founded in 2008 by Andreas G. Gjersten and Yashar Hanstad and they very quickly established themselves on the global scene thanks to the beauty of their works in South East Asia, with a strong social and sustainable component. Our readers will doubtless remember their projects, including the Soer Ker Tie Houses and the Cassia Coop Training Centre in Sri Lanka, ininsomuch as we have always closely followed the developments and work of our friends (link cersaie 2013).
Now for the first time, we can enjoy an exhibition that groups their architecture together through tangible, liveable examples of their work. Indeed, at the MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castillo y Léon, the works of TYIN tegnestue are displayed in a setting that references the Old Market Library, completed in 2009 in Bangkok, and according to them one of their most successful works in terms of improving the lives of the people involved.
We spoke to Kristine Guzmán, the curator of the exhibition about the details behind the exhibition done using the principles followed by TYIN: craftsmanship, recycling, collectivity and process-oriented. They worked with 3 young Spanish architects and a carpenter, and they used their bare hands! TYIN would always tell them to feel the materials. Although they bought some materials on purpose for the exhibition, most were recycled from the museum’s past exhibitions.
"We just cut the materials or presented them in different ways, so that we showed a catalogue of details. Some are copied from TYIN’s actual projects (UdK, Soe Ker Tie, Duty Free), while others are personal contributions on how we can deal with all sorts of used materials. The process was also a collective work, such that all the ideas that came from me, from the architects or from TYIN themselves were welcome. Before installing, we had a rough idea of what we were going to present but the actual collage materialized during the work process. It was like in the Cassia project when they started working without really knowing how it was going to look like. We didn’t know how the collage walls would turn out until we finished. There was a lot of improvisation. Very TYIN! And very happy with how it turned out! We also included the furniture and blocks from the Oslo exhibition. They like the idea of reusing previous projects to give them a new life."
The process explained by Kristine Guzmán can be seen in this timelapse by Fábrica Tuungoo, the architects in charge of the installation.
The volume “TYIN tegnestue: In Detail” has also been released together with the exhibition, and it explores the fundamental values of their approach to architecture: materials, details, structure and the human factor, through essays by a number of authors.
Exhibition: TYIN tegnestue: In Detail
from 19 September 2015 to 7 February 2016
Curatorship: Kristine Guzmán
Coordination and Installation: Diego Penche y Alberto Reques (Fábrica Tuungóo)
Collaboration: Sara Miguélez
MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castillo y Léon
Immagini: MAS, Courtesy of MUSAC; Kristine Guzmán
Link to the TYIN related articles on Livegreenblog
Link libro "TYIN tegnestue. In Detail"