“Friday Architecture Talks” guest Han TÜMERTEKİN

Within our event “Friday Architecture Talks”, Han Tümertekin talked about ‘Hyperspecificity’, a concept taken from the medicine language which refers to the deep care of each individual detail. While talking about hyperspecificity, he explained the concept related to the projects he worked on, mentioning how much he cares of human scale on his design in relation to the approach to the site. He stated he never leaves his sketchbook apart, and emphasized the importance of sketching and drawing the sections in the process of design, in order to understand and control the main concept of the project which determines the idea of space. While delivering the important points of ‘hyperspecificity’ to the audience, Tümertekin talked about the B2 House project which won the 2004 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. He explained not only B2 House, but also the restorations of SALT Projects in İstanbul, as well as projects in many cities in Turkey, abroad and on-going project in Siena, Italy.