BINAA | STUDIO, BINAA is a design and research studio founded by Burak Pekoglu, in 2012. The main focus of the studio is to generate content along with the themes of Building, Innovation, Arts and Architecture, with an exceptional cross disciplinary collaboration model, which is characterized by a strong reciprocal connection between Research, Design and Execution., Building, Innovation, Arts, Architecture, Research, Design, Execution, İstanbul
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BINAA is a design and research studio founded by Burak Pekoglu, in 2012.

The main objective of the studio is to generate conversations along the themes of Building, INnovation, Arts, and Architecture, with an exceptional cross-disciplinary collaborative model, characterized by the strong interaction among Research, Design, and Execution.

Each design process happens under different circumstances of human resources, geography, time, budget, and technology. But these circumstances can often become limitations that challenge a project's excellence. We ask: How can we push against these limitations through experimentation in the production process and achieve a more efficient, aesthetic, adaptable, and memorable built environment as well as conceptual models? The studio acts as the spine upholding this dedication by illuminating the unseen design processes between research and practice.

BINAA showcases works from its own portfolio, re-examined as constructed stories. We assemble records, renderings, and revisions to document not just the end product but the in-between of the creative process. The “Close-up” section serves as an archive storing the unique interplay of concepts, circumstances, and efforts of talented collaborators. Indeed, individuals who love, sustain, believe in, and push forth their interest and expertise make a difference in today’s rapidly changing world. BINAA is a network that brings together such individuals under the umbrella of a trend-setting platform, where ideas seek to find a life-form, expanding our imagination and thus, the possibilities of what can be built.
Design
S2OSB
Hendek, Sakarya, Turkey
Content: Headquarters & Conference Hall (3,000 Sqm)
Location: Sakarya 2.Organize Sanayi Bolgesi, Hendek / Sakarya, Turkey
Status: Completed
Date: 2016
Client: Sakarya 2.Organize Sanayi Bölgesi Yönetimi
Client Representative: Tunay Can
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoglu
Design Team: Burak Pekoglu, Burcu Kara, Ecenur Yavuz, Yavuz Selim Can



ISILSAN Factory
Hendek, Sakarya, Turkey
Content: Factory & Headquarters (14,000 Sqm)
Location: Sakarya 2.Organize Sanayi Bolgesi, Hendek / Sakarya, Turkey
Status:
Ongoing Project
Date: 2016
Client: ISILSAN
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoglu
Design Team: Burak Pekoglu, Ecenur Yavuz
Steel Engineer: Burak Karsu
SANMAR
Content: Headquarters & Landscape (4,000 Sqm)
Location: Altınova, Yalova, Turkey
Status: Under construction
Date: 2016
Client: SANMAR
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoglu
Design Team: Burak Pekoglu, Ecenur Yavuz

Serdivan Houses
Serdivan, Sakarya, Turkey
Content: Residences (3,360 Sqm)
Status: Completed
Date:2016
Client: Remley
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Design Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Busra Kocak, Burcu Kara, Ildar Biganiakovv
Venus Apartment
Nişantaşı, Istanbul
Content: Residence + Retail (2,000 SqM) / Concept
Location: Nişantaşı, Istanbul
Date: 2015
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoglu
Design Team: Burak Pekoglu, Arek Altıparmak, Ildar Biganiakov, Mert Dinçol, Fethi C. Cangir
Şekerpınar: Business Center
Tuzla, Istanbul, Turkey
Content: Office + Retail (10,500 SqM) / Concept
Location: Tuzla, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: 2015
Client: TURKAS
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Design Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Ildar Biganiakov, Arek Altıparmak


The Egg: Presence Box
Jerusalem
Content: Art Collaboration: architectural implication of an art installation project of Alana Ruben Free & David Gerstein, “Presence-Present”, 2015 at the 2nd Jerusalem Biennale.
Location: Jerusalem
Date: Sept - Nov 2015
Designer in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Design Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Arek Altıparmak, Atahan Sevdi, Ildar Biganiakov



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INTERIA
İstanbul
Content: Furniture Design Production Center & Showroom (110,000 SqM)
Status: Under Construction
Client: NOBIS
Location: İstanbul, Turkey
Date: 2014–2017
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Design Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Matthew Fineout (Smart-Architecture), Carlos Beghetti, Yiğit Işık, Burcu Kara, Arek Altıparmak, T. Metin Asutay, Bahar Daldal

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PSLMN Resort
Cesme
Content: Resort Complex (10.650 SqM) / Concept
Client: Unter Den Linden
Location: Cesme, Izmir, Turkey
Date: 2014
Architect in Charge: Durmus Dilekci (Dilekci Architects)
Design Team: Durmus Dilekci (Dilekci Architects), Burak Pekoğlu, Carlos Beghetti, Yigit Isik



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Argul Weave
Bursa
Content: Office + Restaurant (4,500 SqM) / Completed
Client: ARGUL Textile
Location: Bursa, Turkey
Date: 2012 –2014
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Design Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Matthew Fineout (Smart-Architecture)




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Kenthane
İstanbul
Content: İstanbul Sirkeci Masterplan & Creative Hub / Concept
Team: Edwin Chan, Burak Pekoğlu, Carlos Beghetti, Büşra Koçak, Kübra Fatoğlu
Client: İstanbul Chamber of Commerce (İTO) / Invited Competition
Location: İstanbul, Turkey
Date: 2014

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Mushroom
Kuala Lumpur
Content: Public Space, Urban Umbrella / Concept
Team: Burak Pekoğlu
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Date: 2012

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Alaçatı Steps
Çeşme
Content: Staircase: Bookshelf, Vine Rack, Storage / Completed
Team: Burak Pekoğlu
Location: Çeşme, Turkey
Date: 2012

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The Arc De Triomphe
World Institute for The Abolition of War by Krzysztof Wodiczko (Collaboration)
Paris
Content: Visualization & Design Assistance / Art Project
Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Brendan Warford, Kevin Driscoll
Publication: “The Abolition of War”, Black Dog Publishing, London, UK / July 2012
Location: Cambridge, MA
Date: 2012

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Veteran War Vehicle
by Krzysztof Wodiczko (Collaboration)
London
Content: Sculpture / Art Project
Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Brendan Warford
Exhibition: The Abolition of War @ Work Gallery, London, UK / 19 October – 14 January 2012
Location: Made in New Haven, NH
Date: 2011

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Crossways Anatolia
Eskişehir
Content: Urbanism, Architecture / Research
Team: Burak Pekoğlu
Location: Eskişehir, Turkey
Exhibition: “Crossways Anatolia: Eskişehir”, Eskişehir Chamber of Commerce (ECC), Art Gallery
Publication: “Crossways Anatolia: Eskişehir”, Eskişehir Chamber of Commerce (ECC) Publications
Date: 2011

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Convergence: Yenikapı
İstanbul
Content: Urbanism, Architecture / Research
Team: Burak Pekoğlu
Location: İstanbul, Turkey
Date: 2010

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Lulu
Cambridge MA
Content: Industrial Design; Prototype / Research
Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Orkan Telhan
Location: Harvard Graduate School of Design
Publication: Telhan, Orkan. "Materials with Computational Experience and Style."Journal of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Springer-Verlag, 2010.
Date: 2009

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NON
İstanbul
Content: Contemporary Art Gallery (240 SqM) / Completed
Team: Burak Pekoğlu, A. Yağız Saraçlar
Client: Gallery NON
Location: İstanbul, Turkey
Date: 2009

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Exhibitions
War Veterans Vehicle
London, UK
Space: Work Gallery
Medium: Sculpture (In Collaboration with Krzysztof Wodiczko)
Date: 2012
Crossways Anatolia: Eskişehir
Eskişehir, Turkey
Space: Eskisehir Chamber of Commerce (ECC) Gallery
Medium: Urban Design Research
Date: 2011
Galeri NON_in production
Cambridge, MA
Space: Harvard Graduate School of Design Lobby
Medium: Design Work
Date: 2009
Press
Architecture & DETAIL
Argue Weave
Editor: Guo Fei
Publication: Architecture & DETAIL
Date: 2016
No: 01
Bauwelt
Argue Weave
Publication: Bauwelt
Date: 2015
No: 106
Living & Design
Newest Design Flourishes in TurkeyArgue Weave
Publication: Living & Design
Date: Agust 2015
No: 77
NATURA
Weaving With Natural Stone: Argul Weave 
Editor: Selin Bicer
Publication: NATURA
Date: 2015
IQD Inside Quality Design
Trame E Orditi In Marmo
Publication: IQD
Date:
2014

TASARIM
Argul Weave
Publication: TASARIM
Date: 2014

Interdisciplinary Design
Behind the Curtains: Backstage
Editors: Hanif Kara, Andreas Georgoulias
Article: Burak Pekoglu
Publication: ACTAR, Harvard GSD
Date: 2012

Zero Istanbul Design Guide
The design guide provides an overview of fifty architectures that have changed the landscape and the nature of urban relations from the Eighties up to now: they may not always be the best ones, but they are definitely among the most influential ones. By observing the present we try to imagine the form of Istanbul to come in the future.

Text: Burak Pekoglu
Date: 2012

Zero Istanbul Design Guide
The Abolition of War
Author: Krzysztof Wodiczko
Visualization and design assistance in Arc de Triomphe: World Institute for the Abolition of War project by BINAA: Burak Pekoglu, Brendan Warford, Kevin Driscoll.
Publisher: Black Dog Publishing
Date: 2012
Crossways Anatolia: Eskişehir
Author: Burak Pekoğlu
Publication: Eskisehir Chamber of Commerce Publications
Date: 2011
BETONART
New Trajectories: Korea
Editors: İdil Erkol, Pınar Gökbayrak
Article: Burak Pekoglu, Christina Cho
Publication: BETONART
Date: 2010
Network
PEOPLE


Burak Pekoğlu - URL
Founder, Director, MArch (Harvard GSD)

Arek Altıparmak
Architectural Designer (Kadir Has University)

Buse Öztürk
Architect, BArch (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University)

Özgür Öztürk
Architect, BArch (Ozyegin University)

Fatih Laçin
Construction Field Manager (CFM)

Blagovesta Momchedjikova
Editor, PhD Performance Studies (New York University)



CONTRIBUTORS

Burcu Kara
Architect, BArch (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University)

Carlos Beghetti
Architect, BArch (University of Mendoza)

Yiğit Işık
Architect, BArch (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University)

Cansu Sert
Architect, BArch (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University)

Onur Değirmenci
Architect, BArch (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University)

Yavuz Selim Can
Visual Communication Designer (Bilgi University)



2017 / INTERNS

Pushpender Chauhan
(Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University)

Biçem Kaya
(Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University)

Egemen Acar
(Maltepe University)

Ece Öner
(Yeditepe University)

Nisa Begüm Keresteci
(Yeditepe University)

Esra Göde
(Yeditepe University)

Gamze Adıgüzel
(MEF University)

Sena Sönmez
(Izmir Institute of Technology)

İlayda Akak
(Istanbul Technical University)

Oya Yeşim Armağan
(Istanbul Technical University)

Merve Yıldırım
(Yildiz Technical University)

Yaren Gün
(Uludag University)

Nour Fakhr Eddin
(Kadir Has University)

Hikmet Demir
(Beykent University)



2016 / INTERNS

Buse Kama
(Middle East Technical University)

Nurşah Kaplan
(Yildiz Technical University)

A. Murat Akay
(Izmir Institute of Technology)

Leyla Yıldız
(Yildiz Technical University)

Furkan Saltık
(Istanbul Technical University)



2015 / INTERNS

Ildar Biganiakov
(St. Petersburg State University of Architecture & Civil Eng.)

Arek Altıparmak
(Kadir Has University)

Fethi C. Cangir
(Middle East Technical University)

Mert Dinçol
(Maltepe University)

Yasemin Ceylan
(Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University)

Basel Hajlawi
(Kadir Has University)