PROTOTYPE ARCHITECTS, FORMED IN 2012, IS AN ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE WITH A GOAL OF ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE IN DETAIL AND INNOVATION IN DESIGN. PROTOTYPE IS PROUD TO PRIORITIZE 'CONTEXT' IN THE DESIGN PROCESS AND START EACH AND EVERY SINGLE PROJECT WITH A NEW APPROACH REGARDLESS OF ITS SIZE.

Burcu Gülmen      

BORN IN ANKARA 1978, BURCU GULMEN COMPLETED BOTH HER BACHELOR'S AND MASTER'S DEGREE AT ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE. AFTER HER GRADUATION IN 2002 SHE WORKED IN VARIOUS OFFICES ON A WIDE RANGE OF PROJECTS IN DIFFERENT SCALES. 

SHE COMPLEMENTED HER DESIGN SKILLS WITH A DEEP KNOWLEDGE OF CONSTRUCTION AND DETAIL, WORKING 'ON SITE' AT TIMES AND GAIN INVALUABLE EXPERIENCE ON BOTH ENDS OF A DESIGN PROCESS. BURCU CREATED HER OWN PRACTICE IN 2007, BUILT UP A REPUTATION IN DESIGN AND RENOVATION THROUGH THE YEARS.

SHE FORMED AN ALLIANCE WITH HAKAN ALDOGAN IN 2012 AND BECAME 'PROTOTYPE ARCHITECTS' TO PURSUE INNOVATIVE WAYS OF DESIGN&BUILD ON VARIOUS SCALES.  

Hakan Aldogan

 

BORN IN ANKARA 1978, HAKAN ALDOGAN GRADUATED FROM ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE IN 2001. AFTER ATTENDING THE FIRST YEAR OF HIS MASTER'S DEGREE IN THE SAME SCHOOL, HE COMPLETED HIS SECOND YEAR IN AARHUS SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE IN DENMARK. 

HAKAN STARTED HIS CAREER IN DENMARK WORKING FOR ATELIERS JEAN NOUVEL AS AN INTERN AND GRADUALLY BECAME A SENIOR PROJECT LEADER IN THE FOLLOWING YEARS TO COME,  WORKING ON A VARIETY OF PROJECTS ALL AROUND THE WORLD. 

IN 2012 HE FORMED 'PROTOTYPE ARCHITECTS' WITH LONG TIME FRIEND BURCU GULMEN TO ACHIEVE A CERTAIN LEVEL OF DETAIL AND CURIOSITY IN DESIGN, IN ORDER TO BUILD INNOVATIVE SPACES AND PRODUCTS. CURRENTLY HE IS TEACHING A STUDIO IN BILGI UNIVERSITY.