Kenan Ozcan-Figur Tourism and Congress Office

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Interview with KENAN OZCAN : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. KENAN OZCAN : The main idea here to reorganize an old building from a shopping center to an office. so, the inspiration comes from historical and traditional aesthetic memories without imitation but adaptation with technology. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. KENAN OZCAN : Mixing innovative materials and techniques with references to well known historical styles and archetypes in order to create a harmony and make a balance between the traditional aesthetics and the modern technology has been my main focus in designing this work, like most of others. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. KENAN OZCAN : Now, it is used by an organisation office without any changing in design and it makes me happy. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. KENAN OZCAN : It took about three months. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. KENAN OZCAN : I always believe that a design should refer to the past or local features without imitation but adaptation to present or even future. This is where the inspiration comes from. .Frank Scott: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?. KENAN OZCAN : It is used by another company as a head office. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. KENAN OZCAN : Improving the previous designs of mine influenced this design too, for sure. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. KENAN OZCAN : The variety of materials from Ottoman brick to floral wallpapers, metal laser cut panels, using so many colours, etc. is the unique aspect of my design. .

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