PARCH is an architecture and landscape design practise based in Istanbul.

Seda Kurt Şengün

Seda Kurt Şengün is a landscape architect (MSc), founder at BÜRO SEDA KURT ŞENGÜN (2020) and PARCH (2017). In 2008, she graduated from Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture Landscape Architecture Department and she completed her master's degree thesis entitled with ''LANDSCAPE OF LOST SPACES'' that focuses on heterotopia, non-place, the third landscape, terrain vague and photography in Istanbul Technical Universty Architectural Design Programme with her supervisor Hüseyin Kahvecioğlu in 2014. During the period she has been at École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Lyon as a guest scientific in France (2013). Her articles published on architectural publications such as BETONART, XXI, ARREDAMENTO, ARKITERA and she has been invited by architects, academics and universities in Turkey for talks, reviews or interviews about landscape culture, architecture and nature. She was selected among the short list of architectural design offices at Turkey with PARCH as a co-founder / author for the projects of ISTANBUL METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY. Seda has many project awards in the scope of competitions about landscape / architecture / urban design, such as, Equivalent 1st Prize (2018) from a national competition of Lüleburgaz Municipality Tosbağa Creek Urban Design Project in collaboration with PARCH, 1st Prize (2015) from Düzce University Konuralp Campus Urban Design with ATELYE 70, 2nd Prize (2021) from Karapınar Ges Scada Headquarters with YALIN MİMARLIK. She has independent researches which has been accepted by international scientific committees; ARCH&LIT: INTER-ARTS DIALOGUE(S) Portugal (2014), EURAU Alicante Spain (2018), IFLA WORLD Norway (2019), IFLA Europe Turkey (2019). Between 2016-2021, Seda worked as a part-time lecturer at architecture studios, including MEF University and Bilgi University Architecture Departments. She has been invited at 2018 as a member of principal jury committee of the UCTEA Chamber of Landscape Architects Turkey for the 10th National Landscape Architecture Professional Awards. She is working with PARCH which is primarily working on design, research and publishing mostly on landscape/architecture interface issues and BÜRO SEDA KURT ŞENGÜN which is a landscape architecture practise develops projects that focus on the common life of living organisms including human, with the knowledge of architecture, planning, ecology and a holistic approach in experience of various scales.

Hakan Tüzün Şengün

Hakan Tüzün Şengün is an architect (PhD), lecturer and a founder at PARCH. In 1994, he graduated from Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture. He completed his master's degree on Sedad Hakkı Eldem and Seyfi Arkan in Architectural History Programme with his supervisor Afife Batur in 1999. During the period he worked with Han Tümertekin, in projects like B2 House (Aga Khan Award 2004), ATK Housing, Çatalhöyük Museum and as the visitor center. In 1998 he took part in the presentation "Beginning ; Zero" at ANYTIME conference held in Ankara. In 2004, he was awarded with the first prize from Arkitera Architecture Festival "Open Charrette" in Istanbul and joined the "Global Architect and Media Event" for a short visit to New York and Washington DC. His proposal "ZEPPELINIZED" for the Ryungyong Hotel was published as No. 893 DOMUS cover (2006). He was the editor of the architectural exhibition entitled “HOME : A Negotiation For Dwelling" (2006) in Istanbul. In 2007 joined to the group INNOCENTACT initiated by Pelin Tan and Hou Hanru in 10th Istanbul Biennial which he carried out a series of interventions, publications and a newspaper at KAHEM. In 2010 with the group İMKANMEKAN published the "İMKANMEKAN: Small Interventions In Public Space" which they took the special prize at XII.Turkish National Architecture Awards and Exhibition. Studied on thresholds and transition in public space at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Lyon as an invited researcher for his doctoral studies in France (2013). In 2016, he was invited as an editor at BETONART 48 / Tectonics. In 2017, he co-founded PARCH, which is primarily working on design, research and publishing mostly on landscape/architecture interface issues. He completed his PhD study at Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture Architectural Design Program on "POETICS OF THE STREET MARKET : A Phenomenological Study on Temporality of Ephemeral Structures" (2018). Currently, he is a studio instructor and lecturer at Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture.