2014 - Master in Advanced Architecture - IAAC, UPC Barcelona SPAIN
2011 - Bachelor in Architecture – IzTech, Izmir TURKEY
*2010 Spring – Erasmus Exchange in Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen, Giessen GERMANY
Self-sufficient building design, interior design, furniture design, digital fabrication, computational design.
I have been involved in a wide range of projects on multiple scales. I have participated in several international and national competitions and I was awarded in a number of them. During my employment in Tum Architects, I was involved in the various stages of the project, from the first conceptual sketches to the construction of projects on different scales. I have attended various meetings with engineers and clients and gained experience in working in a challenging environments with different disciplines considering aesthetic, organisational and structural solutions, to determine the final form and construction of the buildings. During my study at IAAC, besides enhancing my knowledge on my research line “Self Sufficient Building”, I have also acquired knowledge on parametric design and digital fabrication. I have practised them to optimize design in different aspects and produce prototypes at real scale of the components created in the projects I was working in. After completing my master degree, I worked in HPM, a furniture manufacturing factory in Aydin, as a designer and marketing assistant. I was also involved in the various stages of the manufacturing process; from the design to the production of furniture. This has widened my knowledge on material and accessories specifications. Additionally, by attending international fairs, I am now able to understand architecture and construction sector globally.
MISSION AND GOALS
I believe that sustainability is more than green and architecture goes beyond buildings. A building is a collection of activities in a certain location, responding to tangible cultural, social, economic and technological conditions. These activities interact with their environment and follow the principles of ecology or biology, like a tree, which is able to root itself in a particular place, generating its own energy, interacting with the natural networks around it and creating complex ecosystems and landscapes together with other trees. In this ecosystem, I believe that BIM and digital fabrication have an essential role in solving the problems of complex construction components. They help in organizing design and manufacturing, optimizing constructive, structural and functional solutions to simplifying the complex geometries and to materialize prototypes for our designs. My most important contribution to Danda is in using computational techniques and digital fabrication to explore innovative and sustainable architecture.
CONTRIBUTION TO THE CUSTOMER
I am determined to find the optimum solutions for design and construction problems.
I found hands-on as hobby, more than work. “The hands want to see, the eyes want to caress.” - GOETHE, J.W. von