24 April 2014 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

Melike Altınışık graduated from ITU with her 1st Honors degree and received her Master of Architecture & Urbanism Degree from Architectural Association School of Architecture – AADRL.

Since 2004, she has participated in various design projects, exhibition, publications and received a number of prestigious awards in national and international competitions, including the Feidad Design Merit Award and Swiss Arts Award.
In 2006, she has joined to Zaha Hadid Architects for the prize-winning Istanbul Kartal-Pendik Masterplan Competition. 2006 - 2012 at ZHA, she has developed her expertise in computational design and worked on many other prize-winning projects as a Lead Architect, including Abu Dhabi Performing Art Centre, Eli&Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University USA, Tripoli Conference Palace in Libya, King Abdullah II House of Culture & Arts in Amman, Jordan and the Youth Olympic Center in Nanjing, China.
Since 2012, she continues her professional work as the Co-founder at Salon Architects in Istanbul. Salon Architects is founded in İstanbul by Alper Derinboğaz and Melike Altınışık as a design practice with emphasize on projects of creative, social and urban values. The collaborative character of the design and research methods result in developing contemporary solutions for architectural, interior and urban conditions. ’Salon Architects’ commitment to research and experimentation is also supported by its partnering digital design company Salon Technologies LLC. Besides the practice, she is a part-time lecturer for an Architectural Computational Basic Design Studio at the Bilgi University in Istanbul.

Melike Altınışık talks about different research projects - from design to construction - in terms of the dialogue between Analogue and Computational Design.