Gökhan Karakuş


He was born in Nusaybin, Turkey, and studied architectural history and theory at the Columbia University and Vassar College in New York, USA.

The author of the books "Turkish Touch in Design" (2007) and "Turkish Architecture Now" (2009), Karakus works as an architectural critic, theoretician and designer. His field of study is especially related to locality in design, modernism and architecture. He has contributed to publications like Wallpaper, ID, Detail Art Unlimited and Icon and is currently working as the editorial director of Natura magazine sponsored by IMIB, which focuses on stone architecture in today's Eurasian region.

Karakus was a nominator and reviewer for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and Mies van der Rohe Awards for European Architeture. He has taught architecture and design at Istanbul Technical University, Bilgi University and Politecnico di Milano. He is the currently director of the interactive and environmental design studio, E|medya, which provides design service to a wide range of clients in Turkey and internationally. He recently works on monographs of the Turkish designer Tanju Ozelgin, advanced design research on architectural strategies for buildings on squatter areas and the integration of medieval Islamic architecture's mathematics with computer aided design.
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