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Junya Ishigama on the cover of the October 2019 issue of Azure Magazine. The Innovators Issue.
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October 2019

The Innovators Issue: Junya Ishigama's genre-busting architecture, Sidewalk Labs and the future of the city, and more!

The multi-coloured pier houses of Trondheim, Norway, show up in its airport – as miniature metal feet for the shelves that support rows of local fare in the Heinemann store. In this duty free shop, the regional section designed by TYIN tegnestue Architects – founded in 2008 by Yashar Hanstad and Andreas Grøntvedt Gjertsen – plays up the vernacular of this unique place in a warm, inviting way.

The shelves themselves serve up local references, the wood used to construct them derived from a traditional log house in the area. The architects took the building apart, and reassembled wall sections as display units. With the help of local craftsmen and students, they created a retail space defined by raw wood, complemented by rustic steel storage cases backlit by LEDs.

The result is a 62-square-metre duty free shop that feels like a destination of its own, rather than the glossy white interiors typical of such airport interiors. It celebrates the uniqueness of the city – which many centuries ago served as Norway’s capital – its log houses and the steel industry that has served its shipping and sea trades.

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