ATÖLYE brings together a creative hub and a strategic design studio to tackle wicked problems and create positive impact.
At ATÖLYE, we believe that the boundaries between organizations and education institutions are blurring. Knowledge cannot be contained between walls and needs to be transparent and fluid to diffuse between disciplines as well as organizations. Together with Istanbul Bilgi University, we have created LITE, a progressive graduate program that explores the frontiers of hybrid learning in a university setting.
Middle-aged and senior smartphone users are increasingly connected to their devices, but existing smartphone interfaces ignore the specific needs of these users. With this project, we have focused on the needs of middle-aged and senior users. Using the Design Thinking method, we aimed to design an accessible and inclusive experience for this age range.
Open Roof Space Project was designed as a pedagogical space with a spatially hybrid program that fosters meeting, making, learning and working. To this end, borrowing from Fuller’s trimtab concept, the project intervened in a lightweight yet effective manner and chose the formerly dormant empty rooftop space of the existing building, measured at approximately 1700 m² within 15000 m². This scale difference allowed for experimentation while offering sufficient room for a critically diverse program.