NİLÜFER TALU Architect & Industrial Designer

 

Izmir Institute of Technology                        Office:       +(90) (232) 498-7025

Faculty of Architecture                                  Cellular:     +(90) (555) 341-3300

Department of Architecture                          Facsimile:  +(90) (232) 498-7012

Gülbahçe, Urla 35430 Izmir                           E-mail: nilufertalu@iyte.edu.tr
Turkey                                                           

 

EDUCATION

 

09.2002-Present         Ph.D. Izmir Institute of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Dept. of Architecture. Dissertation Title: "Minimum Architecture as Escape Fantasy from Modern Life." Advisor: Dr. Emre Ergül

 

09.1999-06.2002                  M.Sci. Izmir Institute of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Dept. of  Industrial Design. Thesis: "Adaptable Kitchen Design in the Context of Standardization and Individualism." Advisors: Drs. Yavuz Seçkin. and Özlem Erkarslan

 

09.1991-06.1996         B.Arch. Dokuz Eylül University. Faculty of Architecture. Dept. of Architecture. Graduation Project: Yacht Club in Seferihisar

 

Spring 2001                Certificate. Beymen Academia, Istanbul. Participation in workshop “Portfolyo’dan Hayata” [From the Portfolio to Life]. Istanbul

 

Fall 1999                     Workshop. Learning from Disasters: The 1999 Earthquake. Workshop of the Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Architecture. Ankara

 

21-24 03 1996             Workshop. Exploration of  artistic potentials of  brick. Işıklar Marketing Inc. & Dokuz Eylül University Co-operation. Bartın

 
 
ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

 

 06.2002-Present        Research and Teaching Assistant Izmir Institute of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Dept. of Architecture. Preparation and co-teaching of undergraduate studio courses; preparation and editing of course lectures for course publication; supervising undergraduate and postgraduate architectural design projects. 

 

09.1999-06.2002        Research and Teaching Assistant Izmir Institute of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Dept. of Industrial Design. Preparation and co-teaching of postgraduate studio courses; preparation and editing of course lectures for course publication; supervising postgraduate industrial design projects.

 

COURSES TAUGHT and ASSISTED

 

AR 301 Architectural Design Studio (Spring 2006)

 

ID 502 Industrial Design Studio II (Spring 2004)

 

AR 101 Introduction to Design I Aims at equipping students with both the knowledge of basic design vocabulary and skills of applying the terminological background for graphical expression of ideas as efficient tools of visual communication (Fall 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005)

AR 102 Introduction to Design II Aims at equipping students with both the knowledge of basic design vocabulary and skills of applying the terminological background for graphical expression of ideas as efficient tools of visual communication (Spring 2004& 2005)

ID 503 Industrial Design Studio I Addresses the question ‘what is design?’; explores the boundaries of design, relationship to art, crafts and industry, and factors in the theory and practice of design.  Students project industrial product (Fall 2000 & 2001)

 

ID 490 Presentation Techniques Development of drawing and sketching skills; presentation of objects with respect to their semiotic, aesthetic, color, etc. analysis (Fall 2001)

 

 

Congress, Conference & Seminar Papers

 

Summer 2005

3 – 10 July 2005            Participation to UIA 2005 Istanbul: Bazaar of Architecture. Adaptable Fast Food Kiosk: As Response to Natural Cycles and Rhythms of the Urban Ecology. Poster Presentation.

 

Summer 2005

3 – 10 July 2005            Participation to UIA 2005 Istanbul: Bazaar of Architecture. The Paradox of Standardization & Individuality: New Flexible Dwellings & Ready-mades of Marcel Duchamp.   Poster Presentation.

 

Spring 2006                Micro-Environments. Conference(with Deniz Güner). Izmir Dokuz Eylül University. Faculty of Architecture. Department of Architecture.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

                                     The Problem of Modern Home/Dwelling in Modern Life

                                     Metropolitan Conditions, Home and Transcendental Homelessness: Phenomenon of Home in Metropolitan Environment

                                     Installation Artists Works on Nostalgia, Homesickness, Yearning, Loss, Privacy & Publicity and Alienation

                                     Micro Environments as Critical Approaches to Traumatic State of Modern Individual at the Art and Architecture Intersection

                                     Transportable Mobile Houses at the Intersection Architecture and Industrial Design

 

Keywords: Modernity, Individualized Society, Mobility, Standardization, Individualization, Modern Home, Trancendantal Homelessnes, Alienation, Nostalgia, Homesickness, Yearning, Privacy & Publicity, Uncanny, Unhomely, Installation Art, Micro Environments.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

 

Since 2001                  ETMK The Turkish Society of Industrial Designers (Electronic discussion platform)

 

Since 1996                  TMMOB Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects, Izmir Chamber of Architects

 

LANGUAGES

 

English, Turkish 

 

COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE

 

3D Studio Max, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier,MS Powerpoint,MS Office Word, Excell.

DESIGN WORKS

 

 

Postgraduate Projects

 

Fall 2000                      Transformable Mobile Kiosk

                                     Corporate Identity Study (with C. Özcan and D. Deniz for Marshall Inc. Paint Shops)

                                     Transformable Mobile Front Design as Multifunctional Exhibiting System (for Marshall Paint Shops)

Spring 2000                 Hair Dryer Design

                                     Exhibiting Frame Systems as Advanced Product Development Study (for Aldemo-Al Group Inc.)

                                     Poster design as Announcement of Deadlines of Postgraduate Programs (for Izmir Institute of Technology)

Fall 1999                      Pen Set Design

                                     Tea Set Design

 

Professional Experience

Fall 2005                     Poster Design for Exhibition, “Introduction to Design I, Spring 2004,                             Student Works,” 17-30 Oct 2005.

Fall  1998                     Family Tomb Design. Işıkkent, Izmir (with M. Dönmez for Dönmez family)

Spring 1998                 M. Dönmez House: Fireplace, and Staircase Design. Alsancak, Izmir (for M. Dönmez,)

                                     Ş. Deliorman House: Closed winter garden design; special fireplace designs for living room and bedroom; garden design. Çeşmealtı (with M. Dönmez for Ş. Deliorman)

Fall 1997                      Pagmat Houses: Fireplace designs for living rooms; door designs with four variations; swimming pool design; garden design. Manisa (for Pagmat Family)

                                     Boarding House. Dalyan (with M. Dönmez for N. Yaprak)      

 

Awards

 

Spring 2001                 Participation in Exhibition (the first 9). “Beymen Academia: Portfolyo’dan Hayata” [Beymen Academia: From the Portfolio to Life]. The Category of Home Accessories. Dem Turkish Tea Set

Spring 2001                 The Category of Home Accessories (the first 3). “Beymen Academia: Portfolyo’dan Hayata” [Beymen Academia: From the Portfolio to Life].  Dem Turkish Tea Set.

 

Spring 2000                 Third Place. ÜÇGE Store Equipments Inc. The Category of Stand. Mobile Stand Design

 

Spring 1996                 Jury Special Prize. Işıklar Marketing Inc. & Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Architecture Co-operation. Campus Entrance Design

 
Spring 1995                 Big Prize. 1994-1995 Academic Year, The Prizes of TSMD Turkish Architects Association. Student Category. Graphic Design Project on Philosophy of Turkish architect Cengiz Bektaş
 
Spring 1995                 Jury Special Prize. Çimentaş–Gazbeton Inc. & Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Architecture Co-operation. Health Unit Design

 

Spring 1988                Third Place. Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Culture, Art and Publication Committee. National Painting Competition. Student Category. National Sovereignty

 

Fall 1986                     First Place. Republic of Turkey, Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sport. National Painting Competition. Student Category. Summer Holiday

 

Participated Exhibitions

 

Fall 2005

17-30 Oct 2005             Exhibition, “Introduction to Design I, Spring 2004,                                 Student Works”

 

Spring 2004                Theme 5: Body & Space. Multimedia Show. Izsanat, Fair, Izmir.

 

Fall 2001                    Dem Turkish Tea Set. Animation Presentation & Exhibition. Izmir Institute of Technology, Faculty of Architecture. Izmir

 

Fall 2001                    Mobile Kiosk with the slogan of “Bizim Ürünümüz İnsandır” [Our Product Is Human]. Animation Presentation & Exhibition. Izmir Institute of Technology, Department of Industrial Design Stand. Yapı-TurkeyBuild 2001. Fair. Izmir

 

Spring 2001                Dem Turkish Tea Set. Animation Presentation. “Beymen Academia: Portfolyo’dan Hayata” [Beymen Academia: From the Portfolio to Life]. Showroom of Mozaik. Ortaköy. Istanbul

  

Spring 2001                Forecast study for 2002 automotive industry: Experimental Ready Made. Multimedia Presentation. “Geleceğin Görünümleri” [Apparitions of the Future]. Izmir Institute of Technology, Faculty of Architecture. Izmir