PA Talks 20 – Melike Altinisik

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PA Talks 20 – Melike Altinisik

Melike Altinisik

Tune in to the PA Talks interview series featuring Melike Altinisik, an Istanbul-based practicing architect and founder of Melike Altinisik Architects (MAA) with Hamid Hassanzadeh, founder of ParametricArchitecture. Melike Altınışık is an award-winning architect, designer, and educator, who is dedicated to developing an innovative approach towards architecture, urbanism, and design. Her work aims to develop the relational thinking capacities of architecture in relation to design technologies.

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Since 2006, she has developed her wide range of international professional architectural experience by working on significant projects of varying scales from high-rise buildings, masterplans cultural centers, and museums to bespoke furniture designs. Her design work received a number of prestigious design awards including Europe 40 under 40, FEIDAD Design Award 07′ and Swiss Art Award.

She participated in various national, international, and invited architectural competitions, exhibitions, and publications. Her work includes prize-winning projects such as Istanbul TV and Radio Tower (Istanbul, Turkey Underconstruction) and Robot Science Museum (Seoul, South Korea). Prior to forming her practice in Istanbul, she has worked in London as a Lead Architect with Zaha Hadid Architects (2006- 2013).

Besides her professional architectural practice, she has been an invited critic, guest lecturer, speaker, and jury member at various institutions such as AA (Architectural Association, London), SAC (Staedelschule of Architecture, Frankfurt), LAU (Lebanese American University, Beirut), ITU (Istanbul Technical University) BU (Bilgi University, Istanbul).

Melike Altinisik received a Master of Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association Design Research Laboratory, AADRL (2006) in London and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Istanbul Technical University, ITU (2003) in Istanbul with her High Honours.

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In the PATalks interview series, PA’s founder and creative director, Hamid Hassanzadeh, sits down with leading architects and designers to discuss their lives, careers, and visions for the future. Watch/Listen to the episode or subscribe on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts to catch the whole series.

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