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Over the past few months we have been busy researching the work of Mimar Sinan (1489-1588), the distinguished Turkish Architect and Civil Engineer, whose designs span from elegant interiors through to mosque complexes and urban infrastructure.
Last November Turkishceramics and the Architects' Journal took DSDHA’s Deborah Saunt and Ellen Hadden on a research trip to Istanbul, along with a group of leading and emerging contemporary British architects as well as expert writers. The aim of the trip was to study Sinan's work and gather thoughts and material for the book 'Sinan: the First Starchitect’ – which will be launched this Thursday 28 April at the RA – and its related exhibition opening in May at the Building Centre in London.
Click here to learn more about the project.