SLASH ARCHITECTS


slasharchitects - Profile

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

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. Founded by Şule Ertürk Gaucher and İpek Baycan in 2013, under the name of glaister||gaucher architects; we renewed our organization as slasharchitects performing in different scales of design such as urban design, architecture, interiors and construction.

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İpek Baycan - Profile

İpek Baycan

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.

During her Masters degree she worked in various offices. Further on she worked as an architect for Emre Arolat Architects; involved in projects concerning different scales and typologies of architecture.

After the EAA experience, she worked in collaboration as a freelance architect with different architectural offices on various projects ranging from urban design to interior design. During this time she worked as a part-time lecturer in design studio of Gebze Technical University and Yıldız Technical University. She won special mention awards in both Politecnico di Milano Compasso Volante International Competition (2010) and Kızılay Square Urban Design National Idea Competition (2011).

Since the year of 2013, she has participated in various national and international competitions with Slash Architects as a founder. Slash architects won their first prize in the TAK - Urban Interventions Competition in 2014. Fallowing that they won second mention in Çanakkale War Research Centre National Architecture Project Competition and special prize in Turgut Cansever National Architectural Competition with an outstanding prayer pavilion design in a National Park. In 2017, they won IF Design Award and Architizer A + Award with 38 30 Farm Dairy Factory Building.

Şule Ertürk Gaucher - Profile

Şule Ertürk Gaucher

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.

In 2009, Sule Ertürk Gaucher has started her architectural practise 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.

Since the year of 2013, she has participated in various national and international competitions with Slash Architects as a founder. Slash architects won their first prize in the TAK - Urban Interventions Competition in 2014. Fallowing that they won second mention in Çanakkale War Research Centre National Architecture Project Competition and special prize in Turgut Cansever National Architectural Competition with an outstanding prayer pavilion design in a National Park. In 2017, they won IF Design Award and Architizer A + Award with 38 30 Farm Dairy Factory Building.