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Umut Yamac is an architect, designer and maker of kinetic works based in London. During his architectural career, Umut Yamac was drawn to the design of 1:1 mechanical details and in 2011, he founded his studio to combine this interest with his love of making.
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A collaborative project with multidisciplinary practice DPQ to develop a family of furniture for the Dazed & Confused Live festival at the Tramshed. X marks the spot is a collection of furniture encompassing tables, benches and love seats, all of which can be put together without any fixings. The criteria for the design was borne from the brief ‘to create 100 seats under £10 each in 10 days’. Rather than create temporary seating, we were keen to look at ways to manufacture a cost effective seat, which would be quick to assemble but long lasting. The cross in the centre of each piece is not just decorative, but expresses how the piece was assembled and marks the spot to sit.
Saving Place: The project proposes a set of conceptual tools for guerrilla activism within the city. Designed to attract specific species of wildlife which afford special status within British planning laws, they enable the user to influence the planning process and the built environment.
Hunting the Cockney Sparrow was an installation that introduced a series of interactive sculptures to the city. The project used reconfigured domestic furnishings to arouse the curiosity of the public and invite their participation. The installation was sited in Bloomsbury Square Gardens, London. Each of the 8 benches encircling the centre of square were customised to become eight individual acoustic installations, broadcasting site specific sounds to the curious passer by. This project was conceived and realised under the alias of awol.cc, in collaboration with Juliet Quintero, Manuel Irsara and Paolo Zaide.
  Inspirations.  
Upcycled
chair_ONE
Cazal
Reactive Space
Omnidirectional microphone
Q Speaker
Rudolf Belling
Streampal
The e-scooter Boom
Jonathan Ive leaves Apple
Abstract Form
Essential Water
The Venice Pavillon
Generative Botany
Creative Changemakers & Future City
The Persona Project
Blacker Box
Stories of the Future
Alessandro Mendini 1931-2019
VAW
Kunio Makaewa
Typography
Digital Biology
Podchain: Blockchain for intelligent transport
Future City - Fashion, Food, Transport
WRECK--Regeneration Experiment of Wasted Daily-use Ceramics from Chaozhou, China
Time
Low cost urban transport
AI assistant
Hybrid urban scooter
Omnidirectional Speaker
Multifunctional tableware
An organic structure for bikes: More stability with less material
S tables
One Hundred Thousand Games
Emotibots
Black Box. A Cabinet of Robotic Curiosities
Breathe
City Garden II ´Spaces´
Charles Tassin
also:
Cutting the edges
Functional Pasta
We Ar
Coffee maker
Mapping Reality
TYPOGRAPHY
Green Architecture…. Is it blessing or curse!!
Vico Magistretti
Glowscape
Structured Reflection
Watch UX
Gaetano Pesce: Abstraction is boring
Jeff Zimmerman
Home Patterns
Organic Public
What Is A Simulation?
Michael Schoner
Design for Disaster
Memphis Posters
A Flat Named Desire
Sky Walk
A Summer For The Modernists
Joe Colombo: Total Furnishing Unit
Pillars
Scum Pixel
Inspiration
Carlo Scarpa: Sketch and Work
The Bauhaus Revolution
In Infinity
E=C=L=I=P=S=E
In Orbit
Heartbeat, Heartseat
This City
Eric Giraudet de Boudemange
Christian Herdeg: Kunst und Bau
ЯРОСЛАВ МИСОНЖНИКОВ: ODNOSVECHNIK
“I’m not supposed to talk about it”
20th Century Italian Tables
The Oily Actor
Tea Time
The future of traveling - Projects
Jewelry Design Art
Intuitive Phone
Computer Vision
Colliding Worlds
Luigi Colani
Bracq
Air Luxe
Color constructions
Telepathic Light