Interview with designer Craft312 studio (Cs), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Koza Ipek Loft Student Dormitory.

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Interview with Craft312 studio at Thursday 17th of April 2014: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
Cs : The main principle is create unique student dormitory and different experimental space for users.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
Cs : Combining aesthetic issues and dormitory functions in undiscovered design solutions before.

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
Cs : I think this award give us to opening frame to the world.

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
Cs : In first, design concept cretaed in 2 months. Then application project took 4 months.

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
Cs : Our designs usually creating with experimental way.

DI: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?
Cs : This project is already produced.

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
Cs : For students.

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
Cs : No.

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
Cs : There is no customer. Users are students.

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
Cs : Its created in experimental way.

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
Cs : Koza ipek is the name of company that owner of the dormitory. Loft is come up with architectural concept.

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
Cs : Sketches, 3d and computer.

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
Cs : Core of the bedrooms of dormitory and working areas.

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
Cs : There are a lots of colloborations such as illumination, hvac, furniture and static firms.

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
Cs : Not technology but expereince is undiscovered before.

DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
Cs : We resarched dormitory typoligies in the world.

DI: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?
Cs : Application process was in the limited times.

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
Cs : We beleive that create excellent and unique work on this project.

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
Cs : Lots of things..such as Coordination of the big projects in application process.

DI: Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
Cs : No it s good.