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architecture

by Zuhal Kocan, M.Arch.


Z u h a l Ko c a n architect, cand. arch, riba pt. II & photographer

In 2003, at the age of 15, an urge to express myself visually slowly grew, and I developed a specific interest in portraying the relation between human figure, light, and architecture with a camera. Photography, which has been my passion ever since, opened my eyes to what I love working with today; architecture. As an architect, I am an enthusiastic explorer. To be able to reflect on the nuances of our own building traditions, it comes naturally for me to source knowledge and inspiration abroad; I’ve been part of building a bamboo pavilion in South India, discussed the future of the hutongs with the locals in Beijing, photographed the traces of the war in Beirut, worked with a landart project in the red desert in Australia and investigated the homes of Syrian refugees in Istanbul. Methodologically, I work with an analytic, experimental and investigative mind. However, I manage to transform intangible ideas into physical frames quickly. I am an observant to my surroundings with an instinctive, strong eye for details. Over time, I have developed a visual language in architectural presentations, which I prioritize as much enthusiasm as finishing a task. In all my projects, I strive to familiarize myself with the context as best as possible. Its important for me to involve the contextual, cultural and historical aspects in my considerations, in order to reach adaptable design results with a sustainable approach. I am also drawn by human behavior related to architecture, and how it develops parallelly with innovation. This tendency is a catalyst to my curiosity and I embrace it as a lifelong learning process. I am always interested in new collaborations, so please feel free to contact me, if you have anything in mind. Thank you. Zuhal Kocan

phone: +4560115166 / email: zkocan@gmail.com


(...) Zuhal is dedicated, hard working and loyal. She is a very cheerful young architect and her energy is contagious. (…) Zuhal approaches each given task with absolutely care, and is able to complete her task with minimum input. (…) On several occasions Zuhal surprised me with her work which felt as she had been working in my office for much longer. She had taken a concept sketch idea and schematically developed it not only into a design language, but also pulled together furnishings and finished together with a design presentation exactly along the lines of what my office produces.(…)

- Selin Maner, principal, Selin Maner Architects, Istanbul

(...) Zuhal was efficient and energetic at work, eager to learn and responsible in her execution in any of her given tasks. She works strong in teams and is a great contribution to a work environment with her positive and easy going attitude and have left us with memorable impression. (...)

- Gregers Thang Thomsen, principal, Superpool LTD

Zuhal is a creative thinker with full of energy and has great eyes capturing time with different perspective which makes her a fantastic photographer. We travelled 17 various cities in South India together as part of Studio CONTEXT and built Cocoon I project in Trichy. Through her documentation work of trip and construction, I was able to experience distinguished view of India. Her suggestions and involvement during the Cocoon I construction was also valuable in the process. I look forward to her dynamic exploration in the future in architecture.

- Sara Kim, principal, Diagonal Thoughts, Seoul


CV Zuhal Kocan Architect, M.Arch.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERI ENC E

r i b a p t. i i

2017

SELECTED COLLABORATIONS: VICE MEDIA, VINK KBH, ECCO A/S, NORDIC MUSIC,

Danish Copenhagen +4560115166 zkocan@gmail.com www.zuhalkocan.com

L ANG UAGES

Zuhal Kocan Photography, self-employed photographer TRAILERPARK, RÖD STUDIO

2016

Create-Up Copenhagen, architectural mentor

2015

GivRum Copenhagen, project manager

2014

Selin Maner Architects Istanbul, junior architect

2014

Self-employed Interior Architect Istanbul, project based, Istanbul

2013

Superpool LTD Istanbul, intern architect

2013

VIZU.AL Accessories, designer

2013

CUBO Architects, project based model builder

2013

ArtRebels Copenhagen, intern

2011

Zuhal Kocan Photography, self-employed photographer

Danish (native) English

ED UCATION

Turkish (native) German

2015

Masters of Arts in Architecture, RIBA pt. II Aarhus School of Architecture

2012

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture Aarhus School of Architecture

Swedish / Norwegian Spanish

IT SKI L LS

LONG AND SHORT T ERM STUDI ES AB ROAD

ADOBE photoshop ADOBE indesign

2014

joint studio programme CARE School of Architecture Trichy, South India Project “COCOON”

2013

joint studio programme, Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing, China Project “Mapping The Void”

2012

erasmus programme, Hafencity Universität Hamburg, Germany 5th semester

2011

joint studio programme, Sydney Technical University Sydney, Australia “Mapping Sydney Opera House”

ADOBE illustrator Rhinoceros 3D AutoCAD 2D V-Ray Rendering MS-Office iMovie

EXTERNAL LINKS • www.zuhalkocan.com • www.instagram.com/zuhalkocan • www.behance.net/zuhalkocan


2015 2014 2013 2012 2012 2011 2010 2010

STU DY TRIPS ABROAD

EXTRA CURRICULAR

Istanbul, Turkey 17 cities in South India Beijing, China Cologne, Germany Berlin, Germany Barcelona, Spain Broken Hill, Australia Sydney, Australia

• Tutor, Adobe Photoshop Course, Aarhus School of Architecture • Photo editor, Kårk Magazine, Aarhus School of Architecture • Organizer, Arkitektskolens Film Forening • ROOM 104 - online shop owner of handpicked vintage shoes

INT ERVIEWS & PUBLICATION S 2017 2016 2015 2011 2009 2005

“Intangible Frames of Architecture” Istanbul In-Between “A Pitstop for Refugees “/ Danish TM “People are afraid of being spontaneous”, CUT Magazine “Fløj alene til Tyrkiet som 16-årig”, Lokalavisen, Aarhus Main feature + cover, BAK Magazine Main feature + cover, Fotograf Dergisi

VID EO IN TERVIEWS 2015

VIMEO: “Outstanding Graduate Projects”, Aarhus School of Architecture

DIGITAL SKILLS • Coorperate Identity Design • Book design • Magazine design • Cover design • Graphic design • Poster / photography printing • Social Media Management, Instagram + Facebook • Film cutting • Moving assets/GIFs making

HO NO RABLE MEN TION S & G RANTS 2015 2015 2013 2007 2007

20.000 dkr, Tina Tychsen Rasmussen & Henrik Søholt Christensens Rejsefond for Master Thesis RIBA Presidents Medals International Award, Nomination of the project “Cocoon” “The Blue Spot” Competition, 2nd place - with Axel Hermansson Honorable Student Grant, Fredericia Gymnasium Art Grant, Fredericia Gymnasium

P HOTO GRAP H Y EXH IBITION S 2012 2011 2010 2010 2009 2008 2004 2004

Fairbar Aarhus, solo Nybyggerne i Ridehuset Aarhus, mix Taulov Bibliotek, Fredericia , solo Bruunske Pakhus, Fredericia, solo Copenhagen Unfair, Copenhagen, mix Fredericia Gymnasium, solo The Hall, Istanbul, mix Levi’s Art Gallery, mix

ANALOG SKILLS • Architectural model making • Architectural sketching • 35mm photography development • 35mm film camera managing • Jewelry making

INTERESTS • Travels • Digital & Analog photography • Business in the creative field • Social Media Strategies • Art / Architecture news • Literature • Gastronomy • Music • People


selected 1 - Educational

Master thesis halfway house for refugees ISTANBUL, 2015

2 Cocoon -

ba m b o o pav i l i o n

TRICHY, SOUTH INDIA, 2014

3 Brick

pav i l i o n

TRICHY, SOUTH INDIA, 2014


projects school work

4 Bachelor thesis - Spree collective BERLIN, 2013

5 Vertical

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HAMBURG, 2012

6 120

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GEIRANGER, NORWAY, 2013


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building and urban design

Project featured on Aarhus School of Architecture’s website: “Outstanding Graduate Projects” http://aarch.dk/info/updates/ news/3-outstanding-graduateprojects/

Project earned a travel grant of 20.000 DKR by Tina Tychsen Rasmussen og Henrik Søholt Christensens Rejsefond for research of Syrian Settlement areas in Istanbul

The project has its starting point on the global issue, the Syrian Civil War, which has overwhelmed host communities with the refugee topic. The issue is tri-fold: Adding to the problem of integration there are issues of habitation as well as educating the new generation. My master thesis is a project based on a global, geopolitic and social issues which has resulted in planning and design of an “educational halfway house” for adolescent refugees in Istanbul, where the main focus is on link-education, integration & personal recovery.

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The project is a proposal of the adaptation between the programme and the context in symbiosis with the urban fabric, the history and social values of the site. It also aims to discuss development of recreative spaces for urban refugees in the transitional stage between being a refugee and being a part of a new society.

All images on both pages are part of the research stage: - Site maps - Topography model 1:1000 (background photo) - Site model 1:500 with section - Diagrams; layers of the urban fabric - Panoramic city scape - Analog site photo


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The site has an important role in the collective and long-term integration among the people living in microcommunity “mahalles� in Istanbul, that would allow the refugees to be adopted to their new society easily; the site is a catalyst in integrating the adolescents into their new context.

Images: - Research photos - analog 35 mm film -Topography plan - Aerial


The term “educational halfway house� defines my institution as a combination of a learning center and creative spaces, giving the opportunity for social integration and self-development. The project aims to discuss the development of recreative spaces for urban refugees in the transitional stage between being a refugee and being a part of a new society.

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EAST ELEVATION

Three building volumes with different functions relates to different settings of the site. A - The common creative spaces connects the existing family houses in a linear compisition towards south B - The learning spaces are connecting the park towards southwest and has a sea view towards north-east C - The canteen and tea-house connects the turning point of the road and is accessible for public on the ground floor with an open garden.

Images: - Site plan - Longitudinal sections - East elevation


Visualisation shows the atmosphere between the buildings which consists of a plateau with view, seating area, cafĂŠ environment and park.


2 9 t h se mester Studio Context, AAA 2015 trichy

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india

10 .7 9 0 5 ° N , 7 8 .7 0 47 ° E

COCOON a n e d u c at i ona l p av i l i on by

bamboo

g r o u p wo r k

type:

pavilion and landscape design

The project has been nominated for the “Presidents Medals” in August 2015. The award has been given by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

COCOON is a cross-cultural joint project and case study between 18 students from Aarhus School of Architecture and CARE School of Architecture, Trichy. The project was designed and generated digitally in Aarhus, before getting built by all students in 1:1 at “Krishi Vigyan Kendra”; a research and education centre for noneducated farmers in Trichy, South India. The main idea behind the project is to investigate architecture from a sustainable point of view, using local materials, local labour in a low-key environment, but keeping the expectations high on experimenting with the potentials of bamboo as the main design and construction element. The pavilion is an additional social gathering area providing a shaded leisure environment that adapts the South-Indian climate.


Photo of the inner part of the pavilion The shell is made of compressed square banana-leaves.


Selected manual photos


My work for COCOON lied in the fields below; - Plinth design + construction (w. Gitte Vistnes & Oliver T. Edwards ) - Landscape design + construction (w. Gitte Vistnes) - Water collector design + construction (w. Gitte Vistnes) - Documentation responsible ~photography, drawings, text - Book design ~ composition, photography, drawings, text (w. Oliver T. Edwards)


CO CO O N : the l ands cape de s ig n KRISHY VIGYAN KENDRA is surrounded by rice fields, trees, ponds and endless species of plants. We, as the landscape design team thought it was important for the farm to have a leisure area around the pavilion that would connect the pavilion to the the existing farm school. All materials used in the design are waste materials from a local granite factory designed as benches, paths, water collector and plinth.


v i s i r i g a r d en visiri [ tamil ] ~ fan the name is inspired by the palm trees in the garden.


COCOON: t h e water c o l l e cto r de sig n Our idea was to add a poetic feature in collecting the rain water for some moments, before letting it out in the nature. It is a pure granite stone with existing holes from its previous cut-process. We interpreted the holes as canals leading the rainwater to both sides. The stones were cut the size as a square, and placed in the middle of the column on an anthracite flooring made of colored cement.


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south india

10 .7 9 0 5 ° N , 7 8 .7 0 47 ° E

BRICK P AV I L I O N

pa i r wo r k w . s i r i s au p s ta d

type:

pavilion design

The project is the first phase of COCOON, and our proposal to the educational pavilion design to be built in Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Trichy India. Our inspiration is based on the architect Laurie Baker’s architectural philosophy, where the brick sets the base for his compositions and design. Our aim was to design a sustainable low-cost pavilion while minimizing cost and environmental impact by using recycled materials. We wanted to adapt the environmental climate and highlight the potentials of the brick in the sustainable design. Images: - Research model double wall section of 1:20 of Centre for Development Studies by Laurie Baker - Detail photo of brick wall 1:50 - our proposal

Building technuique I


The perforated walls create light pattern inside and outside the pavilion in daylight, as it turns the building into a light-object on the flat field in the night. The main space has a rotating door system, to enable flexible exhibition walls, with access to the seating area outside.


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The project is situated at the river Spree in Berlin; an urban void where river and the historical S-bahn (railway) cross each other and create a divided urban space - on the border of fragmented city structure, art spaces, and vivid infrastructure. The programme focuses on the existing spatial qualities of the S-Bahn as a cultural heritage, and how these can be activated in a new programme.


The railway divides the site into a northern and southern part, but with the arches under the railway, the zones are connected. With that feature we set the programme for private, semi-private and public spaces, which lead to the design of 1-2 storey apartments, art spaces and art gallery connected with the open public areas cafes, park area, tribunes and passages. Images: - Panoramic site - photo - Mapping diagram - Situational diagrams


The principle programme consis functions and zones with a natura possible for the user to navigate varied


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The wide open areas next to the art gallery sets the stage for different kind of activity and movement, which also welcomes people in the neighborhood. Open air acitivity possibilities activates the area, and Spree Col- lective becomes more than art space and dwellings; it becomes the new meeting point for people in the area.


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V E RT I C A L

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conceptual student housing

“Vertical Living Hamburg + is a conceptual housing project that rethinks habitation potentials of Hamburg and discusses the strict building policies that got adopted after the World War II.”

My interest to generate an idea of future student apartments is based on the general issue of inaffordability to live in the city center as a student. I created an apartment complex in the heart of Hamburg that on street level integrates with the existing brick buildings, but flourishes on the top towards the sky with a steel construction and two columnal axis holding the structure.


The triangular steel construction creates a sharp contrast to the existing traditional buildings and grows towards the sky. It breaks the rythm, ensures curiousity, and generates a facial dialogue to the city with its reflective facade design.


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n o r way

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g r o u p wo r k w . l i s a c a r l s t e n

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linnea berg

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dock station

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The architecture focuses on the transition between the different scales of the visitors journey. Beginning with the contrast between the impressive perspective from the middle of the fjord and the isolated inner space of the ship, users ascend the dock in close relation to the water.


Upon leaving, the cruise ships themselves help put the scale of the landscape into perspective, contrasting with the linear movement from land to pier which, together, offer visitors unique experiences of nature and culture. Geiranger receives aproximately 300 000 visitors a year, accomodating enormous changes of flow and structural needs between seasons.


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By extending urban space via the promenade cruise dock, the project seeks to facilitate a closer relationship between the human and natural elements by hosting unique interactions and perspectives between the fjord, toursists and locals and people from the area.

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Our strategy for a sustainable cruise ship terminal in Geiranger is to reduce the material impact on the landscape, e.g. by providing waste management and On Shore Power Supply.The dock’s reduced ecological impact will support Geigranger as a place for culture and recreation all year round.

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professional 1 Studio X superpool ltd ISTANBUL, TURKEY 2013

2 B a b y l o n , A ya Y o rg i selin maner architects CESME, TURKEY 2014

3 Juju - Mandarin Oriental selin maner architects BODRUM, TURKEY, 2014


experience selected work superpool ltd selin maner architects

4 Bademli Stone House selin maner architects BADEMLI, TURKEY, 2014

5 Gelibolu Memorial selin maner architects GELIBOLU, 2014


SUPERPOOL

Istanbul, 2013-14

Superpool is an international architecture practice based in Istanbul, Turkey. Founded in 2006 by its two partners Selva Gürdogan and Gregers Tang Thomsen who met at Rem Koolhaas’ studio Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in 2003, where they worked until establishing Superpool. My time as an architectural intern at Superpool consisted mostly of the project was “Studio X”; an urban laboratory of 600 m2 for architects discussing the future of cities. Superpool mostly works in the fields research, exhibition design, office design, retail and residential.

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R ESI D ENT IAL NAMIK PASA APARTMENT, ISTANBUL


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STUDIO X / urban laboratory & exhibition space Design of Studio X Istanbul

“Studio-X Istanbul is an urban laboratory that aims to identify the current and future issues facing the city and seeks to generate innovative forms of thinking for their solutions. This is a living space: it exists to generate ideas, discuss, and even make mistakes. Studio-X Istanbul strives to host the flourishing of good ideas around urban issues and the development of pioneer thinkers.�


Photo courtesy : Sahir Ugur Eren

TEAM: Selva Gürdogan, Gregers Tang Thomsen, Derya Iyikul, Oscar de Bakker, Ruggero Droghetti, Vincent Kaptein, Zuhal Kocan PHOTO COURTESY: Salih Ugur Eren


I was working with the Studio X team from the beginning to the end of the project with a public opening in November 2013. We transformed first three levels of the Borusan Holding building in Findikli as a raw construction with smooth transition to the different levels, giving the studio building opportunity to inhabit multiple functions and to be adaptable to diverse events. My work included processual sketching, drafting, modelling the major parts of the interior design, such as the kitchen and lounge area and the lavatory. Besides choosing fixtures, finding solutions for smaller constructional details, designing integrated furniture, choosing materials, furnishment and designing the lighting system, I was also responsible for coordinating meetings with contractors, controlling site during the construction process, and I had the responsibility for the accountant work, to keep and regulate the budget of the project. the demolition phase, borusan building, findikli, istanbul


view from top and bottom floor open structure gives multiple opportunities in exhibition design, workshop events and makes the building inhabitable for many people. details - wool, colored chairs by koleksiyon - detail of door mechanism, lavatory - local mar mara marble floor, lavatory - tiles and fixtures by vitra, lavatory


Exhibitions at Studio X the space is used for different kind of exhibitions with lots of returning visitors. Studio X also has its own calender for events. PHOTO COURTESY: Pinar Gedikรถzer, Tayfun Serttas


S E L I N M A N E R A RC H I T E C T S

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SMA is a small office with deparments in Istanbul and Indonesia. The local & international projects are run by architect Selin Maner. My time at SMA was filled with projects in the areas ecotourism developments, luxury residences and masterplanning in far-flung places. I had responsibility in all stages from concept-development, sketching, drafting, modelling, graphical presentation, material, product & component research, coordinating meetings and site coordination. The projects varied from product design, interior design, cooperate identity curation, building design, landscape design and masterplanning in a small, dynamic office with multiple projects running at the same time.

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BABYLON, AYA YORGI, TURKEY JUJU, MANDARIN ORIENTAL, TURKEY PRIVATE RESORT, INDONESIA

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FLORES RESOR HONEY ISLAND B EKINCIK BAY RE GELIBOLU MEM


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projects I worked with

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RT, INDONESIA BAY, INDONESIA ESORT, TURKEY MORIAL, TURKEY

R ESI D ENT IAL BADEMLI HOUSE, TURKEY HONEY ISLAND, INDONESIA ISTANBUL IPERA RESIDENCES, TURKEY


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B A B Y L O N A YA YO R G I / p u b l i c & l e i s u r e D e s i g n a n d r e s t o r a t i o n o f B a b y l o n A y a Yo r g i B e a c h C l u b

The project aims to create multiple spaces for people aiming to enjoy a symbiosis of music, relaxation and the turquoise Aya Yorgi bay during the summer. We designed larger spaces suitable for the upcoming events, with plateaus and a bar closer to the sea. The design proposal also included a complete renovation and new identity design of the kitchen area. TEAM: Selin Maner, Gizem Ă–nes, Doruk Can, Zuhal Kocan


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J U J U, M A N D A R I N O R I E N T A L / p u b l i c & l e i s u r e Design and curation of Juju Bar & Mandarin Oriental Beach Club

The project is a curation and interior design proposal for the Juju Bar & Restaurant and Beach Club area at Mandarin Oriental Resort in Bodrum, Turkey. We curated Juju Bar’s coorperate identity and created an environment with handpicked designs addressed to a high-end target group. TEAM: Selin Maner, Gizem Önes, Doruk Can, Zuhal Kocan


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BADEMLI HOUSE / residential a renovation and transfor mation project with minimal costs

Bademli is a small village in Dikili, Izmir, which is known for its one storey stone houses surrounded with olive trees in a hot climate. This project includes transformation of three house volumes. A camel barn was transformed into a common living room with open kitchen, while the second house is now a sleeping area, and the third one a guest house. We reused all materials of the building and sourced old wooden logs for the roof construction. TEAM: Selin Maner, Gizem Ă–nes, Athan Vas, Zuhal Kocan


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GELIBOLU MEMORIAL / landscape design competition project gained an honorable mention

The memorial is a symbol of the last big battle of the Ottoman Empire which resulted in the establishment of the Republic of Turkey. It is an important tourism spot for foreigners and locals. The competition asks for a new proposal that highlights the importance of the site. We wanted the visitors to experience a history journey supported by informative details embedded into the landscape design. Paths were created to make the visitors to have a distinguished experience of the site. TEAM: Selin Maner, Gizem Ă–nes, Athan Vas, Doruk Can, Zuhal Kocan


master p l a n 1 GELIBOLU MEMORIAL / landscape design competition project gained an honorable mention


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t hank yo u for taking your time to look through my portfolio. For any inquiries regarding my work, please feel free to contact me by phone or e-mail. +4560115166 zkocan@gmail.com Best, Zuhal Kocan

Architecture Portfolio 2017  

by Zuhal Kocan