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Can Sucuoglu

Iyiofis

http://www.arch.iyiofis.com/

Masuklar Yokuşu 95/1, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
Can has graduated from YTU in 2005 and completed his M.Arch degree in Sci-Arc in 2007. In between 2007 and 2009 he worked with Jorge Pardo developing an expertise in digital design. Until 2011 he has been one of the design coordinators for the Warsaw's Metro Line in Poland. In 2012 he has become a partner at Iyiofis. Since then he provided design services to major institution and brands and exhibited in various exhibitions around the world. Can is an adjunct instructor at the Bilgi University.

Micro Urbanisms


Size Doesn't Matter

Micro Urbanisms


Size Doesn't Matter
Our cities deserve a closer look to be able to provide a better quality of life.

More than half of the world population is living in cities and our cities are getting more crowded everyday. As the density is growing, the public spaces and public life is under constant pressure due to gentrification, privatization, property development and construction.

We, the designers can use our creativity to help turn this wave around and be innovate about how and where public space is created.

This creation of public space can not be done through mega projects of the Modern planning conventions, which was partly to blame for the current situation. However, we can take advantage of the in-between, residual spaces with a new understanding and utilize the gaps in our cities with micro-urbanisms.

We have to develop our own tools and methods to respond to such environments which are, opportunistic, practical, quick, light and cheap, ad hoc and responsive.


A micro intervention in Copenhagen, converting a construction wall, into a living environment.

A prototype designed to reclaim the long forgotten sea front in Izmir

A shade structure, designed out of discarded political party flags. The flags are arranged in a chromatic harmony to show a harmony and co-existence is possible in Turkish politics.

A simple cardboard flat pack furniture and the game of backgammon makes a sleepy New York Street into an attraction for a few days.

Micro Urbanisms


Size Doesn't Matter

Micro Urbanisms


Size Doesn't Matter
Our cities deserve a closer look to be able to provide a better quality of life.

More than half of the world population is living in cities and our cities are getting more crowded everyday. As the density is growing, the public spaces and public life is under constant pressure due to gentrification, privatization, property development and construction.

We, the designers can use our creativity to help turn this wave around and be innovate about how and where public space is created.

This creation of public space can not be done through mega projects of the Modern planning conventions, which was partly to blame for the current situation. However, we can take advantage of the in-between, residual spaces with a new understanding and utilize the gaps in our cities with micro-urbanisms.

We have to develop our own tools and methods to respond to such environments which are, opportunistic, practical, quick, light and cheap, ad hoc and responsive.


A micro intervention in Copenhagen, converting a construction wall, into a living environment.

A prototype designed to reclaim the long forgotten sea front in Izmir

A shade structure, designed out of discarded political party flags. The flags are arranged in a chromatic harmony to show a harmony and co-existence is possible in Turkish politics.

A simple cardboard flat pack furniture and the game of backgammon makes a sleepy New York Street into an attraction for a few days.


Idea by

Can Sucuoglu
Iyiofis
Masuklar Yokuşu 95/1, Besiktas
Istanbul
Turkey
Can has graduated from YTU in 2005 and completed his M.Arch degree in Sci-Arc in 2007. In between 2007 and 2009 he worked with Jorge Pardo developing an expertise in digital design. Until 2011 he has been one of the design coordinators for the Warsaw's Metro Line in Poland. In 2012 he has become a partner at Iyiofis. Since then he provided design services to major institution and brands and exhibited in various exhibitions around the world. Can is an adjunct instructor at the Bilgi University.