TYIN tegnestue Arkitekter was established in 2008 with headquarters in Trondheim, Norway, and is currently run by Andreas G. Gjertsen and Yashar Hanstad. They have worked on projects in poor and underdeveloped areas of Thailand, Uganda, Sumatra and Norway.
TYIN tegnestue Architects. "Home." Accessed August 12, 2013.
In designing a training facility for a co-operative cinnamon company promoting environmental and social sustainability, the architects devised a light, wooden roof structure supported by Y-beams anchored in concrete footings. Brick-and-concrete walls partition the floor area into a classroom, showroom, laboratory, kitchen and offices. Built of recycled cinnamon trees and locally crafted brick, existing durian trees are featured in a central courtyard. Ventilation was a major issue, addressed by thermal mass, sunray reduction and extensive eaves and overhangs: 600 square metres of roof over a built area of 484 square metres. The building is setting a standard in region in the provision of a socially sustainable facility for local farmers and workers.