Melike Altınışık

Dialogue in between Nature, Technology and Architecture

Series: M.Arch Keynote - Design Research Laboratory
Date: Thursday 10 January 2019
Time: 18:30
Venue: AA Lecture Hall
Running time: 73 mins

In this lecture, Melike will talk about the recent works of her practice MAA, including Istanbul’s futuristic 369m metre-tall new telecommunication tower which seeks a sense of motion and rhythm within its silhouette that changes when viewed from different directions within the city. The new landmark structure is expected to be completed with the official opening slated for late 2019. She will also discuss the architectural formations which combine elegance and beauty with math and geometry through technology while learning from Nature.

Melike Altınışık formed her award winning practice MAA, Melike Altınışık Architects in 2013, Istanbul. Her design work has received numerous prestigious design awards including Europe 40 under 40FEIDAD Design Award 07’ and Swiss Art Award. She participated in various national, international and invited architectural competitions, exhibitions and publications. Her work includes prize winning projects such as Istanbul TV and Radio Tower, the futuristic and tallest tower in Istanbul. Prior to forming her practice, she received a Master of Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association Design Research Laboratory, AADRL (2006) and has worked in London with Zaha Hadid Architects (2006-2013). 

Image: Istanbul TV & Radio Tower. Architect: Melike Altınışık Architects. Photo Image Credit: Gamze Alhamo

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