Mimarlar ve Han Tümertekin, founded in Istanbul in 1986, believes that “It is not the answer, but the questions that would lead a design.” Therefore, in every project it tries to concentrate on how to define “the” problem. Once the problem is defined; the practice’s approach will be concerned with simple, mundane, easy to use, low-maintenance, and emotive designs. In addition to Istanbul, Atelier Han Tümertekin is settled in Strasbourg in 2014.
Over the years, practice’s production has achieved high visibility in the architecture/design world, such as international publications, magazines and books. Tümertekin teaches in various Universities, as a lecturer, jury member and workshop tutor. Winner of various awards, including the Aga Khan, Tümertekin is a member of the awards steering committee.

Main projects:
Angelos Olive-Oil Factory – Assos, Çanakkale, Turkey – 2015
Bomonti Brewery – Bomonti, Istanbul, Turkey – 2014
Aya Göktürk Housing – Kemerburgaz, Istanbul, Turkey – 2013
Turkish Embassy Residence – Ulan Bator, Mongolia – 2013
SALT Beyoglu – Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey – 2011
Cimtas Administrative Building – Gemlik, Bursa, Turkey – 2011
Café Turc – Paris, France – 2010
2F House – Galata, Istanbul, Turkey – 2008
Energy Museum, Santral Istanbul – Silahtaraga, Istanbul, Turkey – 2007
B3 House – Arnavutkoy, Istanbul, Turkey – 2007
SM House – Assos, Canakkale, Turkey – 2006
The Economy Bank – Amstelveen, Amsterdam, Netherlands – 2004
B2 House – Assos, Çanakkale, Turkey – 2001

Project work in progress:
Turkish Mission Buildings – Strasbourg, France – 2017
Arnavutköy Municipality Social Center – Arnavutköy, Istanbul, Turkey – 2016
Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi Center for Coffee Culture – Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey – 2015
OMK House – Bodrum, Muğla, Turkey – 2016
Atay House – Alaçatı, Izmir, Turkey – 2015
K House – Yeniköy, Istanbul, Turkey
Dekay Building – Suadiye, Istanbul, Turkey – 2015


Project selected for Archmarathon: SALT GALATA