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.