Alper Derinboğaz is an architect and academic seeking communal relationships between environment and spatial elements through scientific strategies. His experiments vary from installations to large-scale cultural institutions, including the new İstanbul City Museum nearing compilation. He is the founder of architectural practice Salon.
He received the Fulbright grant to study at UCLA, where he won the Graduate Award for his studies. His research has been exhibited in biennales and museums including the first İstanbul Design Biennale. He exhibited at the Koolhaas-curated Venice Architecture Biennale in 2014 with his work Modalities of the Spontaneous (MS), an in-depth study of urbanisation in relationship with geography. His projects have won awards in international competitions from Songdo Library to Kaunas Science Island. He was selected as one of the 40 top young architects in Europe in 2019, and in Archdaily’s Best Young Practices in 2020. He has been gathering his research under the umbrella of ‘Geospaces’ since 2011.