AAP 2022-2023 cycle will focus on the subject “FUTURE
Future has always been a captivating topic but with the rise of the pandemic, it became even more popular. In the past two years, what technology promised has arrived much earlier than estimated. The borders between past, present, and future are now more blurred and ambiguous than ever. In this cycle, AAP will explore the potential of this ambiguity: How will architecture respond to this new condition? How will digital technologies that herald new themes such as Metaverse or mixed-reality environments shape the role of architecture in a world where materiality, gravity, and distance have new meanings?
As in the previous cycles, the AAP team will try to find alternative ways of approaching a prominent subject and develop it through research, design, and a prototype. While we delve into metaverse as promising grounds for architects, and other digital technologies such as AI, VR, and blockchain, AAP will work in collaboration with MEF University Extended Learning and Research Lab and other partner institutions from software engineering, neuropsychology, or level design. For the development of the prototype, AAP will be collaborating with the Zeugma Archaeological Project to investigate the potential of architecture in creating mixed-reality environments.
Our project Hocus Pocus is selected for the Neighbourhood Index of the Oslo Triennale!
Imagine a world where waste doesn't magically disappear, as in our current lives.
Hocus Pocus is a speculation of a neighborhood where “waste” becomes the property of individuals and the legacy of ‘’waste’’ registered on a collective network.
Check it out from: neighbourhoodindex.org

Stay tuned to hear more from Hocus Pocus!

Students of the first cycle of AAP - Ahmet Yaymanoğlu, Aysima Akın, Damla Kaleli, İlayda Baydemir, Nur Gülgör and Zeynep Ulusoy - founded a company called "Alter 8" for the commercialization of the micro-living unit "volu-te", which they continue to develop under the support of TÜBİTAK 1512                                                                                          You can access the team's website: www.alter-8.com
MEF AAP announces six new 50% scholarships for the 2021-2022 cycle. Below is the updated calendar for the new application period.
Applications:                           1 - 8 September 2021
Interviews:                              9 September 2021 (online)
Registration:                           13 -17 September 2021
AAP'nin ilk öğrencileri Volu-te* projeleri ile TÜBİTAK’ın 1512 Teknogirişim Sermaye Desteği Programı - BIGG desteği almaya hak kazandı.BiGG3 programı prototipin geliştirilmesi için 200.000 TL'lik maddi destek sağlamasıyla beraber girişimcilerin ODTÜ TEKNOKENT, Arçelik Garage ve KWORKS’ün alandaki tecrübesinden ve geniş iletişim ağından  faydalanmasına olanak sağlıyor.
AAP 2021-2022 cycle will focus on the subject “WASTE”. More details coming soon!

MEF Mimarlık Tezli Yüksek Lisans Programı
Açık Radyo Açık Mimarlık’ta, Burcu Serdar Köknar, Zeynep Ulusoy ve Kürşad Özdemir; Yağmur Yıldırım’la AAP’yi konuştular. Program kaydı Spotify’da, linki burada!
Considering new technologies, social change, the economic crisis which is multiplied by Pandemics, 2020-2021 project will investigate how small scale design, once again, could be explored for new possibilities workplace requires.
Review of second semester "design" with our lecturers and students.
Volu-te is a temporary living unit, specially designed for places like Istanbul, a city with an uncovered network of leftover voids. It is a vertical and fully prefabricated unit, which makes it easily fit in the leftover voids in the city and leave without a trace when necessary.
AAP students Aysima and Sena shared their experience about the programme and design carrier.
Review of first semester "research" with our lecturers and students.
End of first semester. Our research book "Small Scale Decent Chance" is ready! Thanks to the great team: Ahmet Yaymanoğlu, Dilek Yürük, Aysima Akın, Nur Gülgör, Ebru Şahinkaya, Pınar Ongün, Eda Yavaş, Damla Kaleli, Sena Hut , İlayda Baydemir, Zeynep Ulusoy​​​​​​​
AAP_discussion @ Salt Galata 
What will be the future of architectural education and architectural practices? We  discussed the alternative paths in architectural education and profession at SALT Galata!