Cafer Bozkurt was born in Istanbul in 1945 and received his architectural degree from Istanbul Technical University in 1968. Since 1971 he has run his own firm Cafer Bozkurt Architecture. The firm has worked on residential projects, resorts, recreational architecture, and cultural and educational facilities.
Cafer Bozkurt Architecture. "Profile: Bio." Accessed August 12, 2013.
The renovation of a public hammam built in 1580 by Sinan called for a sensitive approach, retaining the structural, spatial and formal characteristics of the original building, while accommodating modern bathing facilities. Numerous changes, and layers and layers of bad materials had damaged the structure, making the restoration an act of continuous investigation including identifying elements of the original structure, and those elements that had been destroyed. The restored hammam is structurally sound and accommodates new demands while preserving the original Sinan designed spaces.