Deniz Aslan was at Nesin Maths Village


Design with Natural Sources': This is a theoretical course that provides seminars on the following topics: Understanding nature as a basis and comprehension within its endogeneity and its connection to human beings; from fundamentals to future, with the questions on space and place, constructing an analysis of the space of observation based on the notions of transformation and existence; question of intersection within the contemporary design and approaches to the notion of imaginary product. These seminars will touch upon the intersection between nature and architecture, innovative subjects in architecture (such as green architecture) and the concepts of modern utopias, heterotopias, and dystopias.

DS Architecture’s exhibition Microcosmos was at Studio X İstanbul

15.01.2016 - 04.03.2016

Microcosmos is a retrospective exhibition that will engage not only architects but also people who would like to discover the traces of our urban and cultural past. The exhibition features the 30 year experience of Deniz Aslan and Sevim Aslan—masters of landscape architecture and surveying respectively—at DS Mimarlık, accompanied by documentation and interviews. The exhibition presents a mapping of the 30 year long experience of DS Mimarlık on the one hand, which is a summary of architecture and construction in Turkey in its own right, while also exploring the issues that come to scale and project production processes.

Bozcaada Rammed Earth Workshop

July 2015

One of the most disputed applications in the world concerning the use of local sources in architecture is the rammed earth technique. This technique involves creating an earth mixture by reusing excess filling earth and pouring and ramming it between two mold surfaces like concrete walls. It requires a mechanical mallet with a special vibration and a very small pressing area to ram the earth. Using this technique, we held a workshop for five days with the architecture students from Istanbul Technical University and Istanbul Bilgi University. Sevim was at the helm. We built a wall emphasizing the entrance of the lot. DOKA provided us with the metal molds used in the construction of this wall. Mine and Necati İnceoğlu, who are locals of Bozcaada now, gave us their moral support. Workshop coordinator: Timur Erşen Participants: Ali Arslan, Berk Tan, Gülşah Meral, Melis Dağ, Ozan Çalışkan, Serkan Ateş Production assistants: Ali Aslan, Barış Bulut, Memo İnceoğlu.