Salon, founded by Alper Derinbogaz, is an architecture practice focusing on tactical and experimental innovation in cities. We produce designs and studies in the fields of architecture, art, interior design and urbanism.

By focusing on research processes as the catalyst for an evolving engagement with the constructed world, we speculate on critical solutions for architecture.

Collaboration and openness are crucial to our work. We value ideas and criticism. The collaborative character of our design and research methods result in developing contemporary solutions for architectural, interior and urban conditions. We value innovation, investigate contemporary programs, execute the latest fabrication technologies, and transform complex digital designs into buildings.

Alper Derinbogaz, winner of the INTERNATIONAL PLAN AWARD for Innovative Architecture, recognized as an “EMERGING AND INFLUENTIAL ARCHITECT”. In his practice, he explores the possibilities of the physical environment through the potential relationship between space and time. His designs vary greatly in scale from museums to temporary installations, and his work mostly aims to uncover and question the essential elements of the given site and the theme.

Derinbogaz graduated from ITU and studied in UCLA with a FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP. He won the GRADUATE AWARD for his master’s studies in UCLA. He worked as a Senior Project Architect in Los Angeles and won several prizes in national and international competitions. He founded SALON in 2010 as an architecture practice. His first constructed works were selected for the Best Architecture Collection of the year, and Derinbogaz received the Arkitera Young Architect Award in 2011. He was shortlisted for MOMA’s YOUNG ARCHITECTS PROGRAM (YAP) and ISTANBUL MODERN. He represented Turkey at the 14TH VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE in 2014. His recent work, Antalya Green Hub, won the 2018 GREEN GOOD DESIGN AWARD by The Chicago Athenaeum. His work also won the German Design Council’s GERMAN DESIGN AWARD. He currently teaches his design studio at ITU and heads the work in his practice.


We value research and experimentation within our practice. Because we believe it is the core of a truly original architectural creation rooted from these notions.

The grant is given every two years starting from 2017 and architects completed graduate school programmes are eligible for this grant .

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