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Architecture Practice and the City: Amman & Istanbul

Fri, Apr 28, 2017    1pm

Architecture Practice and the City is a Studio-X initiative engaging design practices whose work addresses key debates taking place in their respective cities. Discourse on the city is explored through the examination of specific projects.


Ammar Khammash, Khammash Architects
In conversation with Nora Akawi, Director, Studio-X Amman, and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia GSAPP

Mehmet Kütükçüoğlu and Ertuğ Uçar, Partners, TEGET
In conversation with Selva Gürdoğan and Gregers Thomsen, Directors, Studio-X Istanbul, and Partners, Superpool


Ammar Khammash is the founder of Khammash Architects started in the late 1980’s. Early projects focused on restoration and renovation of historic sites as well as interventions within cultural and natural heritage sites. The office later expanded and became involved in numerous projects in Jordan, Oman, Palestine, Egypt, Syria and the UAE, ranging from master planning and urban design to sustainable tourism and destination design. Projects include hotels and lodges, restaurants, museums and interpretation centers, institutional and educational buildings, residential projects and interior design.

Mehmet Kütükçüoğlu is a partner of Teget Architecture. He received a bachelors degree from Middle East Technical University (METU) Department of Architecture and a masters from SCI-Arc. Kütükçüoğlu has lectured at SCI-Arc, METU, Yildiz Technical University, and Istanbul Technical University. He is a member of the Board of Directors in Bilgi University Master Degree Programme in Architecture. He has written articles about cities and architecture in various publications.

Ertuğ Uçar is a partner of Teget Architecture, He received bachelors and masters degrees from Middle East Technical University (METU) Department of Architecture. He has been a lecturer, tutor, and jury member at various schools, lecturing at Yildiz Technical University and Istanbul Technical University. He has written on cities and architecture in various publications and published three books on the subject.

Co-Organized by the Studio-X Global Network and Columbia GSAPP.