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COMPANY PROFILE ARCHITECTURE / PROPERTY November 2012


Company Profile Who we are... We are a creative studio established by a collection of talents from various backgrounds, with years of experience in the fields of architecture, interior design and property development. We are capable of finding unique solutions for your built projects that will be sensitive to any budget and striking in appearance. Our approach ensures a high-level of communication with our clients to attain their goals. We believe in finding inspired beauty in any context through methods that value simplicity as well as innovation. What we do... We are interested in creating tailored spaces for commercial and residential projects that have a finely crafted identity. Whether the brief desires a powerfully branded environment or a quiet elegance we will develop a solution with every available resource. In addition to our design services, our property department continually searches for development opportunities that have potential for bespoke interventions. We work closely with real estate agents and specialists to make sure our projects are spatially efficient, financially viable and delivered at highest quality. All of our projects respond carefully to the site, the brief and the people who use the buildings. They are creations of passion for fresh ideas and a commitment to our clients. Where we are... Our office is centrally located in the Angel area of London. Please contact us should you want to discuss your needs for design, project management and development projects.

Holford Mews Cruikshank Street London WC1X 9HW

+44 (0) 20 3602 3181

info@kreado.co.uk

www.kreado.co.uk


Alper Gohkan ERDEM M.Sc., B.Arch Managing Director

Alper gained his M.Sc and B.Arch qualifications in Turkey. He then relocated to the UK in 2003 and has been practicing architecture in London since then. Further to his healthcare and residential experience in the UK, Alper joined Sidell Gibson Architects in early 2005 and acted as a project architect in various office and mixed-use schemes concerning different parts and responsibilities of RIBA stages. Among the projects he has worked, the most prestigious ones are the Reuters HQ scheme in Canary Wharf, mixed-use heritage scheme in Greenwich, Crown House Kingsway office / high spec residential development in central London and UK’s largest Code 5 sustainable housing and retail scheme in Ashford for ZED Homes. He has then founded his own practice, recently named as Kreado, in 2008 and aimed to bring his professional thinking and approach to some smaller scale design challenges for various central London contextual schemes together with his creative team. As a fairly young establishment, Kreado has progressed a solid route of achievements and gained some recognition with the help of its innovative thinking and managerial abilities. Kreado was invited to attend its first exhibition in Rome together with other young designers in late 2009. Besides running practical projects both in the manner of design and project management aspects, Alper is passionate about bringing creative challenges to his career by attending various competitions around the world. WTO office building in Geneva, mixed use housing scheme in Finland, Dun Laoghaire Library and Cultural Centre in Dublin, Future City Complex in Morecambe Liverpool and Nakdong Eco Centre in Korea are among the ones that he has challenged during his stay in the UK. Further to his interest in competing design skills at international level, Alper regularly attends workshops abroad and publishes his articles in various architectural magazines.

Dogan KARALAR M.B.A., BE.con Managing Director

Dogan is an economist and he received his degree in Turkey. Following this, he began creating opportunities to manage and extend the business relations of his family’s established company for several years. He then decided to move to the UK to gain his Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA). While living in the UK he was able to introduce his family business to new countries and expand their client portfolio. After meeting Alper, he decided to extend his experience in business development within the construction industry. Together they founded AD partnership, currently marketing as Kreado, to create a synergy within the industry and optimise their chance of gaining new commissions. His role in the company is to carry out market research and analysis, creating new development opportunities for clients, managing day-to-day operations of the company and oversee financial components of the business. Dogan is also responsible for evaluating contracts and determining the needs and requirements of projects to ensure that the business is run in compliance with the UK Companies’ Act.

Holford Mews Cruikshank Street London WC1X 9HW


Anthony KWAN B.Arch, B.E.S. Creative Associate

Anthony had studied and gained his professional degree at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in Canada on a limited scholarship. Before moving to London from Toronto he had gained many wide-ranging studio and work experiences from internationally known offices in New York, Hong Kong, London, Toronto, Rome, and Montreal. These varied office experiences have helped to craft his wide skillset and methodology so that they are readily applied to any scale of building project. After joining Sidell Gibson Architects in 2006 Anthony became involved in the masterplanning and design of the landmark Snowhill development in Birmingham. He was solely responsible for the design of a 200 m long media wall and winter garden within the development. He was an integral member of the team responsible for developing a skyscraper in the heart of Tripoli, Libya as well. In addition to this commercial work, Anthony has cultivated his creative development through architectural competitions and cross disciplinary collaborations. Among others, he has participated in competitions for Korea’s Nam June Paik Museum, WTO office building in Geneva, Jyväskylä Residences in Finland, and W hotels in the Maldives. Anthony is a founding member of Kreado and has worked with its key members for many years prior. It is this successul relationship that brings distinct quality to every Kreado project.

Gavin FUNG BSc(Hons), DipArch RIBA, ARB, MRIAI Associate

Gavin is a Chartered Architect with over 17 years experience of master planning, urban and architectural design and has worked in the UK, Ireland and Hong Kong. He registered as an Architect in the UK and Ireland since 1999. In 2010, he completed his Environmental Design Engineering at Bartlett School of Graduate Studies UCL with award of a Masters Degree specialising in low energy housing and sustainability design in the built environment. In the same year, in order to apply and implementing his leanings - sustainability design into reality, Gavin also was the co-founder and partners (sleeping partner at the moment) of sustainable by design LLP. During this period, SBD were shortlisted winners in serial low energy competitions that Gavin was acting as the main role in the projects. Gavin has a proven track record of design and delivery of a range of buildings including housing, offices, factories and nursing homes, and most recently was responsible for a major residential regeneration project at Ashford, Kent, whilst at Sidell Gibson Architects. Prior to that he was project architect of the Cheshire Homes project at Waterford, Ireland, which won an Irish National Design Award for Social Housing in 2003, and was previously project architect on a housing project at Haarlem, Netherlands, for HYA Architects, which was winner of the celebrated Europan housing competition.

+44 (0) 20 3602 3181

info@kreado.co.uk

www.kreado.co.uk


Gunnar LAUE Dipl.-Ing. (FH), Architect, ARB Consultant

In 2003, after doing his degree in architecture at Wismar University of applied sciences in the northeastern part of Germany, Gunnar moved to Italy to work in a small practice in the middle of the Dolomites. The practice specialised in timber construction and sustainable design by using natural materials, where possible. Projects included refurbishments and new built hotels as well as residential developments. In August 2006 he came to London and started working for Sidell Gibson Architects (SGA) and registered as a fully qualified architect with the ARB within two years. Since joining SGA, Gunnar has worked on several residential projects for retirement homes throughout the UK but focused mainly on projects for office buildings in London, Savannah House a refurbishment project near Regent Street with a construction value of ÂŁ14M, 1 Bartholomew Lane, located in the City of London right next to the Bank of England with a construction value of ÂŁ34M and Arthur Street, a vertical office extension near Monument, just to name a few. As part of a team of designers his responsibilities include providing planning and production information as well as specifying materials and site coordination tasks. He has worked with Kreado on several projects in the past and sharing his ability to communicate and coordinate his skills in the interest of the company makes him a valued member of the team.

Naohiro KIBAMOTO B.Arch

Nao finished his architectural degree in Kyoto Prefectural University, Japan in 2008. During that time he was involved in various design competitions such as Docomo Ideas Competition, Kyoto Landscape and Smoking Spatial Concepts. While studying he also worked for Japanese architect as an intern. After his graduation, he moved to London to join the diploma course of University of East London. At that time his project was to design and research the connection between the urban block, including St.George in the East Church designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, and its surrounding environment. He successfully designed a botanical garden and small gallery for this site by extending the existing ruin. In 2010 he started to work for the interior design company, Srossics, offering design as well as construction services. The combination of design and building work was an invaluable experience. He went on to oversee the design and construction of a residence in Marylebone street and a restaurant near Bank. Nao joined the Kreado team in early 2011 and remains an important part of the design process.

Holford Mews Cruikshank Street London WC1X 9HW


Hasan OZBAL B.Eng

Hasan was professionally trained in engineering at the University of Marmara in Turkey. After graduating, he applied these skills while working for several engineering practices. He also developed an import and export business which brought him to London. After deciding to move to the UK, Hasan found new challenges in architecture which brought him to enrol at the London Southbank University School of Architecture. During his studies, Hasan joined Kreado to supplement this education by improving his conceptual skills in design competitions, and technical skills in the drafting of active projects. His background in engineering as well as business and his travels have become valuable assets in developing a unique approach to the practice of architecture.

Kadir ERTURK BBA

Kadir was granted his degree of Business Administration in London, where he was specialized in Marketing & International Commerce. He used to practice within the marketing department of his family business related to construction materials and project developments in Turkey. He was recently appointed by Kreado to assist on property development projects. Together with the rest of the property team, Kadir is examining the availability of productive projects for our clients both in the UK and abroad. His daily responsibilities do consist of market research, financial feasibility analysis and agent contact.

+44 (0) 20 3602 3181

info@kreado.co.uk

www.kreado.co.uk


Sarastro Restaurant Location: 126 Drury Lane TheatreLand London Client: Sarastro Ltd. Status: Construction Completed

The project site is a Grade II listed building and comprises basement, ground and five upper floors. The ground floor and basement are occupied by Sarastro Restaurant (Class A3), with residential accommodation on the upper floors. The Sarastro restaurant, opened in 1996, has transformed itself into a theatrical dining space hugely welcomed by Londoners. As a part of its fame in appearance; the growing number of customers demanded better servicing. Therefore upgrading the kitchen space and staff facilities was inevitable. The new extension fulfills these requirements. The design intention was to create a sober and simple structure to sit comfortably within the existing quiet back courtyard, used mainly by residents in the area and not by restaurant customers. Only two visual connections through the windows of the kitchen and staff changing area link the extension to external conditions.

Contract Value: ÂŁ 350,000

Holford Mews Cruikshank Street London WC1X 9HW


+44 (0) 20 3602 3181

info@kreado.co.uk

www.kreado.co.uk


73 Pont Street Location: 73 Pont Street SW1X London Client: Private Status: Under Construction

This flat is situated moments away from premier upmarket department store, Harrods and Knightsbridge Underground Station. The client lives most of the year abroad and has selected this site to entertain friends and enjoy London in luxury. Kreado was appointed as the delivery architects, collaborating with Atelier 5 in Istanbul, for the design to modernize and bring the quality of the new build to the highest standards. This involved rearranging the rooms within to optimize the space and incorporating the finest specifications. Being Grade II listed, the property was subjected to many restrictions in the alteration of the interior. Much of the original features had to be maintained and sensitively complimented. Upon completion, 73 Pont Street will undoubtedly become a comforting oasis for the client where he is surrounded by refined sophistication.

Contract Value: ÂŁ 400,000

Holford Mews Cruikshank Street London WC1X 9HW


+44 (0) 20 3602 3181

info@kreado.co.uk

www.kreado.co.uk


53 Ashley Lane Location: 53 Ashley Lane NW4 London Client: Premier UK Property Ltd.

The project site is located in a quiet North London district where one can enjoy views of traditional British family houses with generous and beautiful landscapes. The area is mainly occupied by a Jewish community and many of the house interiors are designed to serve their special requirements. This 6 bedroom, nearly 400 sqm, house has been extended and fully refurbished. It also consists of an enclosed garage, a large timber deck veranda and both front and back gardens. The project is currently completed.

Status: Construction Completed

Kreado is already commissioned to design a brand new house adjacent to this site facing towards the beautiful golf course green where work is in progress and the Planning Application is to be submitted soon.

Contract Value: ÂŁ 1,000,000

Holford Mews Cruikshank Street London WC1X 9HW


+44 (0) 20 3602 3181

info@kreado.co.uk

www.kreado.co.uk


42 Stormont Road Location: 42 Stormont Road N6 London Client:

This project began on the construction site of a large 6 bedrooms luxury home in an affluent North London community. The client approached us with an idea to divide the plot of the large home to create a second plot in the garden that would be comparatively modest in scale. The result is a bright 3 bedrooms house including a 2 car garage, front terrace, study, kitchen and a “super” living room. A balance is achieved that accommodates garden areas for both plots that are in line with market research in the neighbourhood.

Private Status: Planning Stage

The design is mute where the principle street façade addresses the quiet and narrow road. At either side, the house is also modest and respectful of it’s neighbour’s privacy and scale. It is the rear treatment where the house expands into the garden and allows views of tall and mature trees to soar over the living room. Light enters the house through the rear and also via a large roof light over the central staircase offering expansive views of the sky. The entry sequence brings people through a humble front lobby, past the kitchen and stairs to the first floor. Soon the space widens into the living area that the client named the “super room”. The “super room” makes the biggest impression, accommodating multiple activities and blending internal and external spaces.

Holford Mews Cruikshank Street London WC1X 9HW


+44 (0) 20 3602 3181

info@kreado.co.uk

www.kreado.co.uk


Sofra Covent Garden Location: 36 Tavistock Street Covent Garden London Client: Sofra International Ltd. Status:

Sofra Covent Garden is the first ever-Turkish cuisine restaurant to open its doors to the public in Covent Garden almost 30 years ago. It is quite recognizable with a lovely white frontage to Tavistock Street. Kreado is currently looking into various elements of the existing layout to improve the space quality of this well-known branch. Some of which include the replacement of the glazed roof to the first floor garden while designing a new atmosphere to the entire level. Also, Kreado is looking into new ancillary layouts to maximize productivity and aesthetic quality to the property. Works such as new lighting to the entrance and removal of ventilation circulation system has been completed. Watch this space!

Under Construction Contract Value: ÂŁ 250,000

Holford Mews Cruikshank Street London WC1X 9HW


+44 (0) 20 3602 3181

info@kreado.co.uk

www.kreado.co.uk


30 St.John’s Lane Location: 30 St. John’s Lane EC1M London

30 St. John’s Lane is situated in the Farringdon area of London. Looking up, along this road, it is easy to distinguish that the surrounding properties have been developed higher and higher. In this context, Kreado proposed to the client to add several new stories to accommodate either offices or flats. Market research and design studies determined that the best combination was an extra half-floor of commercial offices and 2 stories containing residences.

Client: Private Status: Planning Stage

The penthouse was designed as a single luxury 2+1 bedroom flat that could be transformed easily into 2 smaller flats in the future. The flat boats features such as tall bookcases along the staircase, fireplace in a full story of living space, and a fantastic views to St. Paul’s Cathedral from a generous outdoor terrace which is set-back from the street. The aesthetic aim was to blend into the character of the immediate surroundings. Materials were selected from the palette of the nearby Goldsmiths’ University building recently complete that is sited down the adjacent road such as deep boxed-in windows and cream coloured stone.

Holford Mews Cruikshank Street London WC1X 9HW


+44 (0) 20 3602 3181

info@kreado.co.uk

www.kreado.co.uk


91 Mortimer Street Location: 91 Mortimer Street London Client: Premier UK Property Ltd.

This project is situated moments away from Oxford Circus. The existing condition for this property allows retail space with office amenities above. It is proposed to convert the existing offices into 4 no. one-bedroom flats; one of which occupies a new roof extension with a mezzanine. The roof extension is to be designed so that its profile remains clear of sightlines from street -level and is unobtrusive of sunlight reaching neighbors or public spaces.

Status: Planning Permission Granted Contract Value: ÂŁ 400,000

Holford Mews Cruikshank Street London WC1X 9HW


+44 (0) 20 3602 3181

info@kreado.co.uk

www.kreado.co.uk


Sofra Central St. Giles Location: St. Giles High Street London Client:

Sofra is a well-regarded chain of licensed restaurants that serve a variety of Turkish inspired dishes throughout the day. Sofra Centre St. Giles is a restaurant refurbishment (roughly 380 sqm) located at the ground floor of a new large mixed-use commercial building designed by lauded architect Renzo Piano. The building is located near London’s Covent Garden and Theatreland.

Sofra International Ltd.

This new restaurant facility for Sofra will be the most prestigious Turkish restaurant abroad.

Status:

Kreado is also responsible for the refurbishments and re-design of all the other Sofra locations around prominent London areas such as Covent Garden, Mayfair, St. Christopher’s Place, and Oxford Circus.

Tender Stage Contract Value: £ 1,000,000

Holford Mews Cruikshank Street London WC1X 9HW


+44 (0) 20 3602 3181

info@kreado.co.uk

www.kreado.co.uk


Troy Museum Location: Turkey Client: Ministry of Culture. Status: Competition Contract Value: ÂŁ 8,500,000

The task was to design a new museum consisting of permanent and temporary exhibition spaces as well as education facilities, a conference centre and public realm spaces for the internationally recognized ancient settlement of Troy famed by Homer’s epic poems. The brief called for a building measuring approximately 13,000m2. Since the existing museum site is situated in an expansive green landscape nearby archeologically valuable land, our main approach was to bring emphasis to the ground level as a poetic threshold between the past, present and future. Therefore the majority of the program was resolved below ground, leaving only the exhibition spaces and viewing tower externally visible as a light beacon. The roof, embedded into the landscape, was designed as an open public area featuring folly objects and roof lights to create a physical dialogue between above/below ground, internal/external, and history/myth. Thus creating architecture that contemplates the meaning of a place like Troy in different contexts. The building is strategically positioned to reference the unearthed temple of Athena, ancient settlement grids, and the immediate landscape of olive trees occupying the site. This context generated our strategy in a theoretical sense whilst dealing with practical issues such as circulation, ancillary areas, public/private areas, security, and so on.

Holford Mews Cruikshank Street London WC1X 9HW


+44 (0) 20 3602 3181

info@kreado.co.uk

www.kreado.co.uk


37 Avenue Road Location: 37 Avenue Road Highgate London Client: Private Status:

The project is a detached house located in North London’s quiet residential district. After consultation, the client decided to redesign the upper level of the house and convert the garage into a habitable space. The design creates an efficient bed space layout at the upper level for an expanding family, use the ground floor bedroom for guests and convert the garage to a children’s play area and utility. The aesthetic approach was to give a modern touch to a fairly big traditional house and streetscape while respecting the general character of both. Enjoyable and light spaces are achievable with clever skylights in the roof structure which leave the street silhouette unchanged. Slim timber aperture interventions are introduced to the front facade to bring light into the accommodations and give the street elevation a contemporary identity.

Planning Permission Granted Contract Value: £ 250,000

Holford Mews Cruikshank Street London WC1X 9HW


+44 (0) 20 3602 3181

info@kreado.co.uk

www.kreado.co.uk


54 Elverson Road Location: 54 Elverson Road Lewisham London Client:

The site is located at the North East end of Elverson Road in Lewisham just approaching Elverson Road DLR station. It is comprised of a semi detached 2 storey dwelling with a ground floor area of approximately 45sqm. Kreado worked on a previously obtained planning permission to build a 2-storey extension towards the back of the house. The extension provides a third bedroom to the house and extends the kitchen and ancillary areas.

Premier UK Property Ltd. In addition to building the new extension, the house was fully refurbished from quite destitute condition. Status: Construction Completed

Kreado managed the entire tender and construction process. The project was successfully completed on July 2011.

Contract Value: ÂŁ 150,000

Holford Mews Cruikshank Street London WC1X 9HW


+44 (0) 20 3602 3181

info@kreado.co.uk

www.kreado.co.uk


SGA Experience Some of the senior staff and consultants of Kreado, including the managing director Alper G. Erdem, have years of extensive experience within the award winning practice Sidell Gibson Architects. Having been instrumental in various stages of high-profile, multi-million pound schemes, Kreado reflects this knowledge and discipline onto comparatively smaller projects for its current clients with a high level of professionalism.

Bartholomew, London, UK Snowhill, Birmingham, UK Kingsway, London, UK Reuters Docklands, London, UK Medina Tower, Tripoli, Libya ...etc

Holford Mews Cruikshank Street London WC1X 9HW


+44 (0) 20 3602 3181

info@kreado.co.uk

www.kreado.co.uk


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