The constant development of new ideas with Sarchis Architects TEXT: EMMA WESSELING | PHOTOS: SARCHIS ARCHITECTS
He’s young, and you can see that in both his vision on architecture and the way he realises that architecture. Serdar Öztürk runs Sarchis Architects and his vision is clear: he wants to change the way architecture works. Serdar started Sarchis Architects after building experience at various different firms. He doesn’t work from a specific style but seeks to combine different styles to find the perfect harmony between the space and the way that people view and experience the space, not only making things beautiful to the eye but also focusing on functionality. He is young and ambitious, and so is his firm. Sarchis Architects was founded in 2010, but already has a large portfolio 54 | Issue 72 | December 2019
of very different buildings. Among those are a mosque, various villas and houses, apartment complexes and industrial buildings. Being of Turkish descent himself, Serdar values his background and the way he can incorporate it in different projects. “Through my cultural background I can look at projects from a broader perspective and look at it from different sides. Your view of the world is literally bigger,” he says. It’s the combination of his fresh look on architecture and the cultural richness in his background that ensures Sarchis Architects speaks to a very big audience.
Multiple partners One unique aspect of Sarchis Architects is that they work with multiple external
partners to make the most of every building. These partners include a ventilation specialist and a stabilisation engineer, but more importantly, they work with a regular partner for interior design. This partnership ensures that every building that Serdar designs is delivered with a perfectly finished interior that exists in perfect harmony with the exterior of the building. Even the smallest details are taken care of. Looking at the interior portfolio that Sarchis Architects has built you can easily see how perfectly harmonised the interiors are with the buildings. Just as with the buildings themselves, the interior is full of light and the use of white, combining simple and modern furniture with