People who are influential
in my architecture career:
Prof. İpek Akpınar
Dr. Ayşe Sıkıçakar Yücel
Prof. Yüksel Demir
Dr. Cem Beygo
Prof. Johann Eisele
Prof. Belkıs Uluoğlu
Assoc. Prof. Dilek Yıldız
Foster and Partners
Architecture is breathtaking. As the world develops day by day, we learn something new and this shapes our style of design.
Architecture needs to be one step ahead of today, to be a lodestar for society.
Everything starts with imagination. Technological and social developments shape our lives, manners, expectations... Our world changes fast. The architect who has prescience will be successful as he follows the recent developments and builds his imagination for the future.
Many factors affect architecture; questions that an architect strives to answer on the front-end start with “who”, “what”, “where”, “when”, “why” and “how”. These questions encourage the architect to develop empathy. In order to develop empathy, one needs to think sophisticatedly which may lead the architect to place themselves in the shoes of the occupant of the building.
Emotional state of occupants is diverse. Space should either answer to each of those or guide the users through the architect’s design purpose. The foremost challenge in spatial design is keeping the balance between aesthetics and functionality.
A building is not only a design element but also an organism that is closely associated with its surroundings and, thus, should be ecologically sustainable .
Project Locations Map
1999 - 2006 Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture (BSc.)
2004 - 2005 Technischen Universität Darmstadt Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture (ERASMUS)
Sep. 2005 - May. 2006 TAŞYAPI CONSTRUCTION
Project Coorninator Assistant.
May. 2006 - Dec. 2007 ECF ARCHITECTURE
Dec. 2007 - Oct. 2010 AB INVEST
Oct. 2010 - Jan. 2015 DORE ARCHITECTURE
Jan. 2015 - Feb. 2019 AE ARCHITECTURE
Feb.. 2019 - Present SAA. ARCHITECTURE
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2014 - European Property Awards, Best Architectural Office Design, IZPARK Project
2008 - Kucukcekmece Town Center National Urban Design Project Competition, Purchasing Award
Team : Özhan Ertekin-Engin E.Eyüboğlu-Yüksel Demir-Özlem Özer-Süveyda Bayraktar-N.İpek Çetin-H.Ayşegül Tekin
2006 - Turkish Association of Architects in Private Practice, Emergency Disaster Residential Competition, Merih Karaaslan Award
2006 - Kalesinterflex Competition, for architectural design, 3rd Place Award
I have taken part in various invited competitions. For more information, please check the “Projects”.
-Ozkartallar Tower (High-rise multifunctional building)
-Darülaceze Campus (Elderly people living center)
-Colakoglu Metalurji Headquarters (Office building)
-SOC Headquarters (Office building)
-Open-City (Mixed use project)
-Santep (Mixed use project)
Over the years I have collaborated with firms both locally and abroad in England, Holland, USA, and Germany to competitively pursue and develop local and international projects. Firms among these project collaborations include: Zaha Hadid Architects, Foster + Partners, Broadway Malyan, Keppie Design, DGI Bauwerk, Ambs, Werner Sobek, IND Architecture and GA Group.
My role on some of these projects has been diverse as full design collaboration works, project management, code review analysis of others’ designs, architectural and engineering due diligence, and simply assisting foreign clients/firm partners in the local permitting process.
Some of project listed below, which I worked with as a collaborator.
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Up to today, I have designed over 400 architectural projects on a variety of scales. For project development sketches are initially carried out and expression improved later on by CAD programs. Using 3D Modelling and rendering the views help bring the ideas to life. Thereafter a retouch via graphic programs is executed and the presentation is finalized either with a booklet or an animation.
Essentially such software are architectural instruments which help present my dreams to the clients.
I do sketching not only for architectural purposes but also reflecting sections from life.
I love making building and classic car models.
For me, travelling is a tool to analyse the architectural character of a place. I always feel curious about understanding the interaction between nature and urban development.
I like dancing Tango.
I research everything that i am interested in. I follow architects and try to understand their design development process of projects.