About Us
"The secret of my influence has always been;
that it remained
secret."

- Salvador Dali - 

Zeynep Birgonul

co-founder

designer

Xavier Marti Benet

co-founder

strategic director

Graduated from the Interior Architecture and Environmental Design Department of Bilkent University, Turkey at 2011. Received “Masters of Advanced Architecture” degree from IAAC, Barcelona in 2013. Following the professional masters degree at IAAC, continued with a M. Sc. program of “International Cooperation and Emergency Architecture”, at UIC, Barcelona.


Additionally, certified by Domus Academy in Milan, at 2010, by completing the program 'Retail Design and Branding'. Worked at 2015-2016 batch at StartupBootcamp IoT-BigData in Barcelona as Designer in Residence.
 

Recently, is a Ph.D. Candidate at UIC, Barcelona at ESARQ Faculty,. Between January-May (Spring Semester, is pursuing the doctoral visiting  research   and teaching.  at ITU, Istanbul.

Personal interests in academic field are BIM, IoT, Sustainable Urban Development, Responsive Architecture and Interaction. 

Aiming to continue working as a faculty member and a designer in practice to find out better solutions for environment, humanity and contemporary world regarding development, in relation with architecture, design and urbanism.

 

Graduated from the Philosophy Department of UAB, Barcelona at 2012. Experienced ‘Erasmus Student Exchange Program’ at 2011 in Caen, France. 

 

Following, the bachelors degree, Studied MPhil degree in Political Philosophy department of UNED in 2015. After completing the master, continued in academic field, to receive formation to teach and completed the masters degree in ‘Pedagogy: Profesorat Secundaria’  at 2016, in UB, Barcelona.

 

Worked in several companies in event management, organization, construction and sales fields.

Recently, teaching in a private school.

 

Personal interests are arts & culture, philosophy & literature, politics, boxing, travelling and degustation.

Apart from coordinating We Make Things Happen, he is teaching at a private middle & high school, working  in international cooperation and aiming to be a part of educational system that is ethical and responsible, to create a better place to live.

 

Office

Our approach is a mutlidisciplinary and a sensitive touch.

We design and promote every detail of your desired space with care and aesthetics. 

We combine art and design with philosophy and strategy.

Our office is our idea factory. 

We are mainly at Poblenou, Barcelona. 
You are welcome to visit us anytime.

We speak English, Spanish, Catalan, French

and Turkish.

Acceleration of the potential and developing new horizons is our job as well as our mission is

starting by dreaming, and processing by

making it real!

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