What is
PATTU?

PATTU (Sumerian; a field, ready to be cultivated) is founded by Cem Kozar and Işıl Ünal in 2009. We are active in the fields of architecture, urban research, exhibition design and graphic design.

The core of each project consists of extensive research, interpretation of the subject, content design and development and we invest a lot of time into the implementation of these into the design of the space and experience. We like to experiment with unconventional, new and fun ways of approaching design. Sometimes this is achieved by a simple scale (Key Buildings), a computer software (Istanbul-o-matik) or a smartphone app (Invisible Istanbul). We like to work with multidisciplinary teams including programmers, musicians, sound designers, video and CG artists, urban designers or landscape architects. This approach allows us to have flexibility in creating communicative and interactive spaces, may it be the design of a small object or the spatial planning of a cultural quarter.

We have worked successfully with institutions like Pera Museum, IKSV, Istanbul Archeology Museums, MAXXI, MOMA PS1, Museum aan de Stroom, Istanbul Modern, Koç Foundation, V&A Museum and SALT.

Team

Cem Kozar

Co-founder
M.Arch(PHD can.), ITU

Born in Thrace and raised in Belgium, Cem received his formal education as an architect in Istanbul. He is mostly working on idea and content development, and space/interaction design. He is fascinated by the contemporary city, its dynamics, its history and its culture, this made him a collector of information, stories and archives.

Cem is a frequent lecturer, workshop tutor or speaker in various universities, institutions and events.

cem@pattu.net

Işıl Ünal

Co-founder
Landscape Architect, IU

Graphic Designer

Born in Istanbul. She has worked with various landscape architecture offices during and after finishing her studies and has been a part of various urban and landscape design projects in Turkey. After she founded PATTU together with Cem in 2009, she started working on graphic and exhibition design projects.

isil@pattu.net

Onat Müftüoğlu

Interior Architect
Bilkent University

onat@pattu.net

Pelin Alkan

M. Interior Architect
ITU, Domus Academy

pelin@pattu.net

Oya Çitci

Graphic Designer
Sabancı University

Works as freelance
oyacitci.co

Awards

ALL THAT IS SOLID

YAP MOMA/İSTANBUL MODERN 2015

Winner

FACULTY FOR PLURIPOTENT ARCHITECTURE

BUILDING FOR BOUWKUNDE, ARCHITECTURAL IDEA COMPETITION, 2009

Finalist, selected for the NAI exhibition.

OPEN OPERA

S.O.S İSTANBUL, ARCHITECTURAL IDEA COMPETITION, 2008

Winner
The competition, organized by Independent Architect’s Association of Istanbul
aimed to create alternative proposals for renewal of AKM theatre and opera
complex without demolishing it

RE-THINKING THE BORDERS

CELEBRATING CITIES, ARCHITECTURAL IDEA COMPETITION, 2007

National winner, international finalist.

THEATRE AS A LIVING PLACE

7th OISTAT THEATRE ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION, 20077

Finalist, exhibited in Prague

Lectures and Workshops

23.08.2016

''How to design the museum of the 21th century?'', Soho House, İstanbul

23.10.2015

''Future of Cities'', Ourcities, Florence

15.10.2015

''Works on museums'', Kadir Has University, Istanbul.

09.09.2015

'' Design as a tool of communication, designer as a proactive agent'', Communicating the Museum 2015, Istanbul Archaeological Museums

11.04.2013

''Future of Citites'', #10kala Gelecek Tahayyülleri, Istanbul

13.11.2013

“Works”, TAK, Design Atelier Kadıköy, Istanbul

04.10.2011

''90: The destrusctions in Istanbul'', SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul

Clients

MUSEUMS

Pera Museum
Istanbul Modern Museum
Moma PS1
Museum aan de Stroom
MAXXI Rome
Istanbul Archeaological Museums
SALT
Erimtan Museum
Rezan Has Museum
V&A Museum
İş Bank Museum

GALLERIES

ANAMED
Studio X
Sismanoglio Megaro
Depo
Pilot

CULTURAL INSTUTITIONS
AND FOUNDATIONS

Istanbul 2010 Capital Culture of Europe
Koç Foundation
Istanbul Research Institute
VEKAM
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Antalya Metropolitan Municipality
Columbia Global Centers
Istanbul Foundation For Culture & Arts

ARCHITECTS AND ARTISTS

Tabanlıoğlu Architects
Erginoğlu-Çalışlar Architecture
Emre Arolat Architecture
DS Architecture
K Architecture
Arzu Nuhoğlu
Halil Altındere

OTHER INSTITUTIONS

İş Bank
Koç University
Garanti Bank
Vitra
ASF Construction
Doğuş Holding
S360

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