SLASH ARCHITECTS


slasharchitects - Profile

WHO IS SLASH?

Founded by Şule Ertürk Gaucher and İpek Baycan slasharchitects is a group of design enthusiasts. Performing architecture and urban design in every scale our design thinking enables us to perceive the built environment that surrounds in another perspective. Regardless of the typology or scale we see every subject as a matter of design.

WHAT DOES SLASH DO?

Re-thinking various typologies of architecture through urban, operational and spatial potentials; Slash Architects pursuits re-writing the built environment within the urban context. Integrating every scale and area of design, we prioritize a sensitive approach to all.

HOW DO WE SLASH?

Combining a number of professions that interfere with architectural design, Slash Architects derives its name from the word “slasher”. Today the word “slasher” points to a structure that embodies various expertise and therefore achieves a more holistic approach to design. As opposed to “one-man-does-all architecture” we aim to generate spaces as a more collaborative work integrating a variety of experiences and skills.

MEET SLASH ARCHITECTS

İpek Baycan - Profile

İpek Baycan

Co-Founder

Graduated from Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture she has started her Master of Architecture degree from I.T.U. Architectural Design Program where she wrote her thesis. In this thesis she derived the sociological notion of "Buffer Mechanism" into "Buffer Place" documenting various spontaneous architectural spaces in the Istanbul.

After her graduation, she was involved in projects concerning different scales and typologies of architecture. She worked in collaboration as a freelance architect with different architectural offices. During this time, she participated a lot of competitions and she won special mention awards in both Politecnico di Milano Compasso Volante International Competition (2010) and Kızılay Square Urban Design National Idea Competition (2011). With one of the pavilions she has designed in a National Park, she was nominated for special prize in Turgut Cansever National Architectural Competition.

Throughout her career she worked as a part-time lecturer in Gebze Technical University and Yıldız Technical University. At the moment she is giving a lecture on “Professional Life After Graduation” in Bahçeşehir University.

Since the year of 2013, she has participated in various national and international competitions with slasharchitects as a founder. slasharchitects have won their first prize in the TAK - Urban Interventions Competition in 2014. Following that they won second mention in Çanakkale War Research Centre National Architecture Project Competition and in 2017 The Farm of 38 30 Cheese Factory has been nominated for Cityscape Awards. Following that in 2017, slasharchitects have won IF Design Award, Architizer A + Award and most importantly WAF (World Architectural Festival) with The Farm of 38 30 Cheese Factory Building. In the same year, she has received the Arkitera Young Architect Award.

Şule Ertürk Gaucher - Profile

Şule Ertürk Gaucher

Co-Founder

Graduated from Yıldız Technical University Department of Architecture, she started her postgraduate studies in Y.T.U. Computer Aided Design department. She continued her studies on Parametric Design at Ecole Spéciale D’architecture. She developed her thesis project on “Computational Urban Design” as a research on tools in urban design and proposed a model that can be integrated to most of the stages of design.

Sule Ertürk Gaucher has started her architectural practice in different offices working on various scales. Later on in Paris she started working for Ateliers Jean Nouvel for mostly in concept development and advanced modelling in design department.

During her stay in Paris she gave the lectures on Computational Design in "Ecole Speciale D'architecture" and became member of various juries. She has tutored numerous workshops on "Parametric Tools" and "Advanced Modelling" in various schools and architectural offices in Paris and Istanbul. Throughout her academic career she worked as a part-time lecturer in also Yıldız Technical University. At the moment she is giving a lecture on “Professional Life After Graduation” in Bahçeşehir University.

Since the year of 2013, she has participated in various national and international competitions with slasharchitects as a founder. slasharchitects have won their first prize in the TAK - Urban Interventions Competition in 2014. Following that they won second mention in Çanakkale War Research Centre National Architecture Project Competition and in 2017 The Farm of 38 30 Cheese Factory has been nominated for Cityscape Awards. Following that in 2017, slasharchitects have won IF Design Award, Architizer A + Award and most importantly WAF (World Architectural Festival) with The Farm of 38 30 Cheese Factory Building. In the same year, she has received the Arkitera Young Architect Award.