Turkish architectural design firm founded by Emine F.Ögün and Mehmet Ögün in 1990. Ögün and Ögün both studied architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul and practiced architectural design between 1980-2005 at Turgut Cansever Architecture Ltd, founding their firm while still collaborating with T. Cansever.
Ögün & Ögün Architects. "Information." Accessed August 15, 2013.
Galvanised by predictions that a major earthquake will soon hit Istanbul, a group of acquaintances have founded a 'hideaway' settlement in a valley far from the 'maddening metropolis'. The six houses they have built demonstrate a fast and flexible technology for achieving earthquake resistance based on a 500-year-old Ottoman timber structural system. Studs, braces and joists made from local pine were used as the main structural elements and specially prepared forged iron nails were used for binding. The cage-like structure moves with the earthquake forces, but does not snap. Each carcass took around 10 days to complete.