We are an Istanbul-based architecture office, operating globally and with a strong focus on cutting-edge design tools.

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Özkan Karababa

Received B. Arch. degree in 1995 and his M.A. degree in Urban Design in 2001 from the Middle East Technical University. Between 2000 and 2006, worked in architectural firms based in Philadelphia and New York on urban, residential and retail projects. Worked in Istanbul branch of Foster+Partners on the high-rise mix-use project. Karababa is a principal architect at kr2b since 2008.


Giacomo Destefanis

Completed his B.Sc.Arch. at IUAV (Venice) in 2006 and his M.Sc.Arch. at TU Delft in 2010, graduating with honors from the department of Interactive and Non-Standard Architecture. Worked for three years in Shanghai on medium to large scale mixed-use projects, and in his hometown of Alba (Italy), on renovation and new-built residential projects. He is collaborating with kr2b since 2014 and has become a partner in 2018.