ARMAN AKDOGAN Architect IND [Inter.National.Design] Istanbul, Turkey 1973 Role: Lead Curator
ÖMER SELÇUK BAZ Architect Yalın Mimarlık Nümberg, Germany 1978 Role: Curator
Studied architecture at University of Mimar Sinan (Istanbul). In 2000, he moved to The Netherlands for his study of master degree of Architecture at the Berlage Institute (Rotterdam). After Berlage Institute he worked for architecture offices for three years at West 8 and OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture), both located in Rotterdam. He participated in numerous urban planning and architectural projects, among these are the planning of the central station of Rotterdam, (Competition winner 2005). At the end of 2006 he established his own practice in Rotterdam. He participated as guest Curator for the Turkish pavilion at the Mare Nostrum section of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2005 .Together with his companion from Berlage Institute, Felix Madrazo, they win the international vanguard housing competition Project in Ceuta in which this momentum created IND (Inter.National.Design) www.internationaldesign.nl. IND was invited to participate at the International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam with the project of Capital vs Capital in Astana, Kazakhstan. IND has extensive studies on train stations and libraries of Rotterdam. Their latest works were studying the potential spatial and organisational change of Rotterdam central library after measure funding cuts. These works has been published in international magazines and their work is present in European and Latin American architecture exhibitions. In 2015, Arman Akdogan as partner of IND | Istanbul | is involved in running projects in Çanakkale, Istanbul and Irak. ( In 2014 IND won the competition for Canakkale Antenn Tower and currently the IND partners are busy with its design developments and its construction.)
He finished primery and secondary education in Antakya. After receiving his Bachelor Degree in Architecture in 2002 from Bursa Uludağ University, he started working on his Masters Degree in Vienna Technical University. He received many prizes at various national and international competitions during his studies. While studying at Vienna Technical University, he also worked at Atelier Stelzhammer on various architectural projects especially on housing and shopping mall projects. In 2005, he won the first prize in a national competition in Turkey for Bursa Branch Office of Turkish Central Bank with E. Didem Durakbaşa. After founding Denge Mimarlık Hizmetleri, he has worked on various designs for national and international projects and competitions. He won the first prize in Roland Rainer Housing Schemes competition in 2007. He took part at various design classes as juror at Uludag University and Trakya University. He has been working for Yalın Mimarlık which is founded with urban planner Okan Bal since 2011.
Published on Dec 17, 2015