Young Visionaries, 2018
Founded in 2010 by Alper Derinbogaz (born 1982), Salon is an international design practice based in Istanbul, Turkey, and Los Angeles, USA developing projects within the fields of architecture, art, product design, interior design, and urbanism. The spaces created by Salon emerge from the varying aspects, scales and moments that surround them. Every involvement is an intervention, and this is underlined by practice’s aim of comprehending the existing, expanding its merits to produce architectural designs that redefine the living environment and design novel, intense experiences. In his practice, Alper Derinbogaz investigates the possibilities of the physical environment through the potential relationships between space and time. His designs greatly vary in scale from museums to installations, his work is mostly intended to uncover and question the essential elements of the given site theme. At the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale 2014 he presented his debut work, the Pavilion of Turkey. He currently runs an architectural design studio at the ITU as a senior lecturer.
Parkopera emphasizes the idea of creating architecture that is flexible and welcoming.
Parkopera designed in 2015 in Antalya, Turkey, is a multi-purpose cultural facility that unites the neighbourhood with its surroundings. Parkopera hosts shows, concerts, and similar activities at certain hours of the day. Its ‘lounge’ is integrated into everyday life in the park during the day, and the aim is to host cultural events and to make these events accessible to everyone on the neighborhood scale. The ‘lounge’ opens out towards the park and seeks to harmonize with the daily rhythm of neighborhood life.
Architecture by Salon breaks up conventional thinking to create innovative and flexible design solutions.
The platform is used as an audience platform for different types of shows. The lodges attached to the platform, on the other hand, have been designed as a mezzanine floor to serve either as a cafe, bookstore, bistro or to accommodate similar functions.