Design is response-ability.

CDS is an Istanbul based practice mainly focuses on urbanism and architecture. The studio is currently involved in numerous projects throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. CDS’s approach is simply a way of integrating the practice in human-centred design activities as a useful tool for people to critically think about possible futures. We believe the design has other possibilities beyond solving problems as we focus on not only its function but also present social, cultural, economical and ethical implications of design practice.

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What we design,
design us.

As the world evolves, so do our capabilities. Design industry agnostic model is strategically built to work as a multidisciplinary organization. The nature of our engagements typically fall within key areas of the practice. Our team takes over the design process from an idea and concept development to realization. We believe in traditions and incorporate them within our innovations.


Inan Karacay
Co-Founder – Urban Designer

Ilker Ertugrul
Co-Founder – M.Sc. Architect

Contributers; Prof. Dr. Adnan Kaplan, Ali Talha Koc, Aysel Ceylan, Basak Enuysal, Bengi Altunay, Devrim Karacay, S. Deniz Akman, Elif Toroman, Fahmi Ardi, Gizem Akin, Metin Tuncel, Murat Kadri Savas, Songul Gedik, Sermin Senturk, Tuna Sensu, Zeynep Oba


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