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Portfolio 2013-2018

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Istanbul Bilgi University 2013-2018 GPA: 3.31/4.00

IKSV(Istanbul Culture and Art Foundation) | October 2018 Operation Staff - Filmekimi (Fim Festival in October)

Beşiktaş Atatürk Anatolian High School 2009-2013

sıla yılmaz 30.11.1994 - İstanbul

references Alişan Çırakoğlu Co-founder at Çırakoğlu Avcı Architecture Studio +90532 770 72 60

İpek Baycan Co-founder at Slash Architects +90 533 356 91 93

Ozan Öztepe Co-founder at MTF Proje +90 216 360 21 16

Erginoğlu&Çalışlar Architects | April-May 2018 Intern Slash Architects | July 2017 Intern IKSV(Istanbul Culture and Art Foundation) | April-June 2017 Operation Staff - Istanbul Film Festival and Istanbul Music Festival


IKSV(Istanbul Culture and Art Foundation) | June - July 2015 Operation Staff - Istanbul Music Festival and Istanbul Jazz Festival

English Reading Writing Speaking

İntaya İnşaat Temmuz 2016 Intern

German Reading Writing Speaking

Istanbul Bilgi University Graduate Student Affair | 2015 - 2016 Officer



Microsoft Office Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Rhinocheros Autocad 2017 Sketchup

Herkes İçin Mimarlık / Architecture for All | Member | 2017-... BERN | Member | 2017-2018 It is the university club that the students from different diciplines, especially architecture and engineering, work on the urbanism. BAAL Theatre Club | 2009 - 2013 The Suede Jacket - Stanislav Stratiev, 2010 | performer 5th Frank - Friedrich Dürrenmatt, 2011 | performer Live with Narrow Shoes - Duşan Kovaçeviç, 2013 | director* *‘The Best Play Award’ in Profilo Theatre Festival 2



Architecture for All - Mesudiye Lanscape Workshop | 2015 Mesudiye Village, Datça, Muğla.


Urban Transformation of the Atatürk Airport: Education + 2017-2018 Spring Term

Critical Urban Practice (CUP) | Ambitius Standarts Institute | 2016 Istanbul Bilgi University


Istanbul University Faculty of Architecture 2017-2018 Fall Term

Architecture for All - City Leftover #2 | 2017 Studio - X, Istanbul


Analysis of Vezneciler Region 2017-2018 Fall Term

Bademlik Design Festival | 2017 Eskişehir Osmangazi University


Etiler Hotel Management and Tourism Vocational High School 2016-2017 Spring Term


Moda Sport Complex 2016-2017 Fall Term


Adatepe Kitchen 2015-2016 Spring Term


ARCH 309-310 Urban Movie Screening | 2017- 2018 Organiser Istanbul Bilgi University

Ceramic Atelier 2015-2016 Spring Term


The School of Earthquaqe Diplomacy | 2018 4th Design Biennial

Alfresco 2013-2014 Spring Term


Workshops & Activities

Bilgi Environment Revolution and Nature (BERN) | 2017 Collage Workshop - Organiser Istanbul Bilgi University Bilgi Environment Revolution and Nature (BERN) | 2017 Urban Transformation Panel Discussion - Organiser Istanbul Bilgi University


Urban Transformation of the Atatürk Airport Education + 2017-2018 Spring Term Alişan Çırakoğlu Tansel Korkmaz Transfer of istanbul atatürk airport raised a big discussion of what will be built in the emptied area. A design proposal was expected for this 12km2-area which is neighboring the provinces Ataköy, Yeşilköy and Yeşilyurt. The university education in Istanbul has been trapped in classrooms and lecture halls. In order to provide an educational infrastructure, the spaces/central points are designed for universities where common areas and experience fields are getting smaller. Moreover, these spaces/central points can be used by people from various departments/ universities to produce, create and study together.


basın ekspres street küçükçekmece lake

E5 - highway coast road

comparison of scales

metrobus line

subway line

train line

ferry line

funicular line

There are highway and coast road near the project side. Moreover, Basın express street is effective in car sirculation. Sefaköy Beşyol

Yenibosna DTM

Atatürk Airport


Stations train subway metrobus



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ordered rings per 500 metres


*500-meter road can be walked in 15 minutes.


green and firm areas

crowded streets *These streets are connected between commercial areas.

*Existent green and concrete floors are preserved.


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There are 182 universities in Turkey. 37% of those are located in Marmare district.

20% universities are located close to project area.


important points for transportations and re-used buildings


effect area of centers

circulation in site



Uğur Mumcu Boulevard highrise apartments 14-15 floors


almost 12 km²

Florya Street lowrise apartments 4-5 floors

SITE 3 km 4 km İstasyon Street


Fener Street lowrise apartments 3-4 floors related to coast road


Sefaköy bus station 250 m metrobus station

Art Ateliers & Residental Areas

tram line

6 min 1250 m

Education Buildings metro station

4 min 800 m

Library & Exhibitions

Atatürk Airport subway station

2 min 750 m

3 min 1500 m tram line train station

ferry port *suggestion

Avitation Museum

ferry port Yeşilyurt train station


Soft grounds of the site are analysed according to density of the existing trees, situation of forming border and the relationship it forms with the concrete floor.

The number of trees increas in areas where are close to the highway border.

Between the centres, green areas creates pedestrian ways and playgrounds.


Around the aprons, green areas and concrete floors are together.

Art Ateliers & Hangars

hangar 30x50 m

According to Istanbul, it was determined that there were not enough rehearsal and exhibition spaces of conservatories and art schools. It was proposed to use the hangars and the structures that will settle on the concrete floors as art ateliers.


Education Buildings tram

It is expected that research and education buildings will be located on the road where the tram line. Priority was given to using existing structures. It is anticipated that these structures may increase as needed.


Library & Exhibition Center

It is thought that the library, which is the most important unit of the education-research center, is constructed in old domestic flight building. This area will also be used for public exhibitions where researches are exhibited.


Avitation Museum

The area where the aviation museum is located has been redesigned to increase public spaces. Concrete floors were used for museum buildings and exhibition areas.


Istanbul University Faculty of Architecture 2017-2018 Fall Term Alişan Çırakoğlu Tansel Korkmaz

The project was designing an architecture faculty building for Istanbul University in Vezneciler region. Regarding this, detailed historical analysis of historical peninsula region was carried out. At the same time, the concept of how the architectural education should be was questioned. These research and analyses determined the theme and design process of the project.


The Faculty of Architecture of Istanbul University is comprised of craft workshops, classrooms, studio structure and student center constructions. The open-studio decision has been adopted in this building where architectural studios are located. The building where the classrooms are located separately from the studios. Many masters and craftsmen such as wooden masters, glass masters, ceramic artists are located in the ateliers. In this case, students have the opportunity to be in contact with the material, to understand the technique of the material and to observe the production stages. There is a student center in the faculty where students can conduct social activities. In this structure, it connects directly to the square.

classes the craft ateliers



project area and around

craft atelier

classes and staffrooms 16

green areas near the site fluidity between spaces

ground floor analysis

story heights

there is not higrise building near the area

faculty of architecture

student center 17

university buildings are yellow


craft atelier ----> classes and staffrooms

craft atelier

faculty of architecture

classes and staffrooms ----> faculty of architecture


faculty of architecture ----> student center 18

ground floor 19

first floor plan 20

second floor plan 21


Analysis of Vezneciler Region Principles of Conservation and Restoration Kutay KarabaÄ&#x; Ebru Omay

Building system and facade materials were analysed in the Vezneciler district. Function of building was considered during the research. Street elevations were drawn with their characteristic features


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Etiler Anatolian Hotel Management and Tourism Vocational High School 2016-2017 Spring Term İdil Erkol Devrim Çimen

In this semester, our task was working on Etiler Anatolian Hotel Management and Tourism Vocational High School. Like many public schools with relatively large plots in the city center, this school is under pressure. It potentially runs the risk of being relocated to a less central and less valuable land, in order to give way to the redevelopment of its plot as high-end housing, offices, and retail by private enterprise. This pattern is well established in today’s İstanbul. Yet the Tourism Vocational School and its hotel is well suited to this site, architectural program of the project was based on improving and keeping these functions, albeit in new buildings.


Traditional agricultural economy shifted towards USA-supported industry and drastic immigration from villages to cities occurred after the World War II in Turkey. Construction of Bosphorus Bridge and FSM Bridge completed in 1970 and 1982. The effects of the bridge construction are explicitly seen when looking at the structuring process of Levent region which is just in the middle of the two bridges.

Many shopping malls are located in public areas in Istanbul. Although the citizens suffer from lack of green areas in public space, there are several shopping malls around the city.

transition between structures

designing of green area

connection between green area and buildings

the courtyard between buildings


Most of the residential area are used for work place. Shopping centres, business centers and skyscrapers.

Residential area. Calm and quiet.

The area has the highest pedestrian and car circulation.

Pedestrian ways and stations around the area. How are they connected between each other?

ground floor plan


2. and 3. floors plans

1. floor plan



youth centre

facades from main square

youth centre



workshop area and cafe

facades from small square

workshop area and cafe

high school



Moda Sport Complex 2016-2017 Fall Term TĂźlin Hadi Ozan Ă–ztepe

The task was designing a sports complex with semi-olympic swimming pool in Moda district.The coplex was designed with the idea of demographic diversity in Moda because of the population of different ages and point of views. The courtyard between the buildings was connected to the sea side and an alternative passage area was established.


Moda and Fenerbahçe shores

Beach nourishment

topographical analysis

Moda has retained its residential urban character for years, due to its relatively secluded position within Kadıköy, in Istanbul.

increasing the number of developer around the Kadıköy

Recently, the number of people from outside Moda who spend time in cafes, bars, restaurants, and parks of the neighborhood have dramatically increased, especially during the weekends. This popularity resulted in the raise in the number of businesses, but not necessarily in the number of public facilities.



The spaces where people can spend their time has been designed in the field. 33

The space A1 could be either a practice area for a theatre company, or a place to study for a student group. The space A2 is not typical library, but a place to trade books without the supervision of a guard of any kind. Here books can be donated or borrowed. The space B is for the changing rooms of the swimming pool.


The space C1 is directly connected with the courtyard and includes playroom and cafe. Seating for the cafe exist also on the terrace in order to see the view. The space C2 is where the class, gym and infirmary find place. In the gym section, there is seperated by a glass wall designated to step-yoga area. The entrance to the stands of the indoor swimming pool is also from here. The space C3 is where the dressing rooms and indoor semi-olympic pool area.

ground floor

secition aa

section bb

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cafe & playroom

-1. floor plan


changing room

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Adatepe Kitchen 2015-2016 Spring Term Evren Aysev UÄ&#x;ur Can Erol

Adatepe is an old Greek village located in Çanakkale. After the forced imigration of the Greeks, the number of Turkish locals has gradually decreased due to the changing living conditions. The village has become popular once again when a group of friends from Istanbul discovered there. In this project, our task was designing a public building for a type of production that will be realized collaboratively by the local people of village and the outsider or latecomers.


The natural atmosphere and the elements that create it should be studied. These elements can be the topographic and geological characteristics, water sources, flora and fauna, seasonal changes, climatic factors, sun-light, dominant winds, etc...

The mostly used metarial after the stone is the wood. It is used in differently in designing windows.

Red brick window jamb, wooden window shutter

Face stone


Dark wooden bonding timber

Bars, stone jamb

This project is a design of a kitchen where people that is called rural and urban can use together to produce and share. Since a diverse culinary culture is shared between people from different sociological backgrounds, the kitchen is proposed as cultural hub and common space.

Space Organization

closed surface glass surface

Cooking Book

library kitchen cafe wc accomodation

For tomato paste; boil the tomatoes and strain them. Pour it to a tray. Leave them under the sun for 3-4 days.


For noodle; stretch the dough, cut it into pieces, sundry them. They will be dried in 3-4 days. Later you can roast them if you want.

For the tarhana; mix the ingredients with blender. Let it ferment 3-4 days. Pour the tarhana on to a cloth and break it into pieces when it dries.

For pickles, put the vegetables into a bin. Add water, salt, lemon and vinegar. It will be ready in two weeks.

ground plan

site plan

first floor plan 39

Ceramic Atelier Building Materials and Technologies Cem Altun Ayça Şentop

The designed work belongs to a ceramics artist who uses the place as both house and studio. A plan scheme was designed as considering wind and view direction; and inclination and route integration for imagined area in Mediterranean climate. Then, details of groundwork, console, window profil and wall-roof integration was established required by this scheme.

*these photos were taken during the construction internship.


site plan

metarial samples

ceramic tile (4 cm) sand backfilling (5 cm) xps (5 cm) bitumen sheet (3 mm) plywood (5 cm) tubular steel tubular steel(spacer) tubular steel

wind direction






wooden siding (2.5 cm) şap (5 cm) impact sound insulation (3 cm) autoclaved aerated concrete(AAC) (10 cm) steelwork


sound insulation

ground floor plan


stone wool

bedroom +-0.00 m

bitumen sheet atelier

first floor plan

wooden joinery wooden sill


wet area

section AA

living room


steelwork AAC (20 cm) stone wool (5 cm) polyethylene felt (0.3 cm) tubular steel wooden facing (2 cm)

marble facing (2 cm) screed concrete (5 cm) impact sound insulation (3 cm) AAC (10 cm) steelwork

section BB





wooding facing (2.5 cm) screed concrete (5 cm) spreed footing (30 cm) xps (5 cm) bitumen sheet (3 mm) shotcreate (15 cm)

living room

curtain wall (23 cm)


-3.40 drain plate drain pipe



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Alfresco 2013-2014 Spring Term Deniz Manisalı Leba Cemal Koray Bingöl İdil Karababa

Wooden material is used without bonding material. In this project exploring the experience of different postures and two different joint details were used and the relationship with light was emphasized. The project was produced on anon-to-one scale using a CNC machine.

*MİMED2014 Jury’s Special Award


For the other sections we used a screw called allen. Also for aesthetic purposes we used bamboo pieces on these screws. We aimed a good visual relationship between wood join and bamboos.

While the designing process we deformed the two sections of triangles on the x, y, z coordinats. After the deformation our macroform was created. We combined our sections with the method of dovetail joint. Also we used a screw when we combined the sections that touches each other.

We compounded our macroforms with two tie rods from down. Thus with our variational macroform the flatness of tie rods disappeared on the top.


Mesudiye Landscape Workshop - Participant On August 8-13, 2015, we carried out a landscape workshop in the village of Mesudiye in Datรงa with 5 HiM members, thirteen university students, villagers, and volunteers who were involved. We worked in groups as alternating teams for simultaneous advancement of applications. Tires, pallets, etc. collected from the village with an announcement we made before, are used to experiment to create seating units and tables to be used in the school garden. At the same time, we created a connecting element for the one and a half meter height difference that divides the garden into two. The old stone school nearby, which has a longer history than the converted school, with one-room, no roof and no chimneys is also dealt within the workshop. It is cleaned and organized to create an open-air usage.


ARCH 309-310 Urban Movie Screening- Organiser Several movies were selected relative to discussed themes of the courses ARCH309 Production of Space and the Urban Condition and ARCH310 Introduction to Urban Design and movie screening was organised. Movie critics and the connection between the movie and the city were discussed with the invited guests. Movie screenings were organised in every two weeks with different discussion topics with the aim of looking at the city from different angles.

ARCH 310 Film Gösterimleri ‘Kamusal alan, kamusal mekan’

4 Mayıs Cuma 19.00 Mimarlık Fakültesi KD6 Kazandibi Film sonrası Emrah Altınok ile sohbet.


City Leftover - Participant Herkes İçin Mimarlık Derneği – HiM (Architecture for All Association), (2011, İstanbul); is a platform where student volunteers and professionals can come together and bring social problems encountered in the country and the world in a creative way to the agenda, raise awareness about these problems and act to produce solutions from the fields of architecture and design. In urban and rural areas, it wants to increase the awareness of architecture in society by encouraging participatory mechanisms that are lacking in the design, planning and construction processes of the projects.

We started a workshop series called “City Leftover” in March 2017 as a part of our 5th year events “Invisible”. The workshop “City Lerftover” makes a call to document and analyse urban fragments which are out of function and reach because of various planning and design decisions, temporary or permanent interventions, abandonment and similar reasons. In the workshops, where the students and graduates from different disciplines participate, various subjects such as the definition of the city and the surplus, contemporary urban issues and related representation techniques are discussed with the participation of guest speakers. Various productive works such as documentation of the surplus areas, production of stories and participatory design tools are realized. It’s aimed to gather these productions on an online map to create data in order to understand and discuss the current situation of cities. City Leftover #2 İstanbul 46


Describe Your City Collage Workshop - Organiser Bilgi Environment Revolution and Nature (BERN); is the university club that the students from different diciplines, especially architecture, engineering and sociology, work on the urbanism and the daily life in urban.


It is aimed that criticism and description of the Istanbul with different patterns, colors, metarials and photos.


Sıla Yılmaz 2013-2018 Portfolio  
Sıla Yılmaz 2013-2018 Portfolio