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SAC News

24 April 2014

Lecture: MELIKE ALTINISIK


SAC proudly presents Melike Altinisik, an Istanbul-based architect.
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.

10 April 2014

Lecture: Markus Weisbeck


SAC proudly presents Markus Weisbeck, a Frankfurt / Weimar-based graphic designer and art director. He founded the Design-Studio Surface in 2000 that is responsible for the Graphic Design of SAC's lecture series posters and cards as well as SAC'S Corporate Design.

Through collaborations, curatorial projects and publications Weisbeck has developed a unique practice that expands collaborative form from a pragmatic structure of working together to the joint development of content. He has curated the Showcase of the Bauhaus University Weimar "77 Proposals" for the Kunstverein Marburg in 2013 and operating the music-artis collaboration label “Whatness".
 
His design projects include the art direction of the Museum für Moderne Kunst / Frankfurt, the Forsythe Company, the Corporate Identity for the Städel Architecture Class, Zumtobel, the Jewish Museum Frankfurt, the German Pavillion on the Venice Biennale 2007 and 2009, Manifesta7, Publication-series for Sternberg Press and many other individual Artist Books.

Weisbeck has lectured and participated in numerous international conferences on design related subjects and has taught at various universities including the UDK Berlin, University Darmstadt the HGB Leipzig and teaches as Professor for Grafik Design at the Bauhaus in Weimar: He is frequent jury member in design competitions worldwide and parttime writer for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Frieze and Form in the topic of Grafik Design. Since 2013 he is a official member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale.

Markus Weisbeck talks about different research projects and will show realised projects in this context of Editorial and Corporate Design.

3 April 2014

Lecture today: Ben van Berkel



SAC proudly announces the first lecture on 3th April in its current public lecture series at Aula, Dürerstraße 10, 19:00h. SAC's own Ben van Berkel opens the series with a talk that is also the closing, keynote lecture of the Media Facades Summit 2014. Ben van Berkel will present past and current projects of UNStudio under the title, 'Managing the Void'.

3 April 2014

ORKHESTRA mentioned on german-architects.com

The installation Orkhēstra, still showing up at the Luminale 2014, is currently mentioned in the 'Fundstücke'-section in the eMagazine 'german-architects'.
Please find the link to the article here.

2 April 2014

The Media Facades Summit 2014



The Media Facades Summit 2014, organized by the Media Architecture Institute in collaboration with SAC, brings together a mix of industry speakers with academics and experts presenting projects and ways to approach the design and realisation of media facades architecture. The summit is part of the Luminale 2014, which runs in parallel to the Light+Building Fair. This year's Summit offers a one-day conference at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (German Architecture Museum) followed by a one-day workshop (3 April 2014) at the Städelschule. An evening keynote by Ben van Berkel will wrap up the two-day event.

Current Events

24 April 2014

A MELIKE ALTINISIK Lecture

SAC proudly presents Melike Altinisik, an Istanbul-based architect.
Melike Altınışık talks about different research projects - from design to construction - in terms of the dialogue between Analogue and Computational Design.

15 April 2014

UNStudio promoting Ben van Berkel's lecture at SAC

UNStudio promotes Ben van Berkel's previous lecture at SAC on their Website.

10 April 2014

A Markus Weisbeck lecture

Markus Weisbeck talks about different research projects and will show realized projects in this context of Editorial and Corporate Design at 1900 in the Städel Aula.

3 April 2014

TODAY, 3 APRIL: Lecture by Ben van Berkel

SAC proudly announces the first lecture in its current public lecture series at Lichthalle, Dürerstraße 10, 19:00h. SAC's own Ben van Berkel opens the series with a talk that is also the closing, keynote lecture of the Media Facades Summit 2014. Ben van Berkel will present past and current projects of UNStudio under the title, 'Managing the Void'.

31 March 2014

SAC AT LIGHT+BUILDING 2014

SAC is participating at LIGHT+BUILDING 2014 at Messe Frankfurt in the time of 30th March – 4th April. We like to welcome you to visit us at fair hall 5.1, stand A42!