Doxa87 is an independent design collective that aims to bring skilled built environment professionals together under common sustainable agenda.
Doxa87 is a sustainability manifesto and a reminder to work on projects and with clients that have both the sensitivity and sense of responsibility for the future of humanity and the planet. It is a reminder that good design is always sustainable, sustainability is not an afterthought. Present project requirements can be met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
As an independent design collective our aim is to design for a sustainable future without forgetting the past.
The integration of sustainable design solutions into the architecture requires holistic and multidisciplinary approach. Our aim is to develop fully integrated sustainable design solutions for both new developments and retrofit projects. We have a wide range of experience on projects of different size, types and geographical locations, ranging from individual private buildings to urban size masterplans. We have the capability to work on all design phases from early concept studies, through tender design stages and site completion.
Our holistic and multidisciplinary approach seeks sustainable solutions and an equilibrium between environmental parameters, building aesthetics, energy efficiency, building regulations and construction costs. Our team includes designers, engineers and architects from diverse backgrounds who have worked on and pursue a multidisciplinary design approach to deliver optimum solutions for each project.
The concept behind the name Doxa87 derives from the ancient Greek word Doxa, which means “common belief” and 87 the year the Brundtland Commission delivered Our Common Future 1987 report which underlines the key challenges of urban growth, resource consumption and highlights the need for a common environmental and sustainable agenda.
Latest Works & News
TESKON National Congress 2019
IoT technology provides new opportunities for building designer and engineers to explore possibilities beyond our traditional practices, to design with data and to understand human-building interaction. As part of our progress on the application of wireless technologies in the building design, we found the opportunity to present our pilot IoT study in TESKON 2019 National Congress. Our article named "Environmental monitoring of hospital medication preparation room with wireless sensor networks" was the outcome of a series of our similar studies on IoT field. We will continue our work to improve comfort and reduce energy consumption in buildings while providing insightful data about human-building interaction.
Autodesk Technical Summit 2018
As founder of BIMgenius Community, Utku Başyazıcı, presented The result of BIMgenius Community's Turkey BIM Survey at Autodesk Technical Summit 2018 in Istanbul. Thanks to Autodesk who gave us this opportunity to discuss results with professionals across from the industry, also thanks to BIMgenius community followers and the audience who came listen to us. We are planning to publish results in a detailed report format for BIM professionals in particular and the industry. We hope this survey study will continue in the coming years to understand the change in the industry and level of digitalization.
TTMD 13th International HVAC+R & Sanitary Technology Symposium
Utku Başyazıcı, the founder of Doxa87, gave a presentation about "Continuous commissioning and monitoring buildings with IoT sensor networks" at TTMD 13th International HVAC+R Technology Symposium in Istanbul. The sensor platform has been developed in collaboration with ON Otomasyon team. Thanks to Artuğ Fenercioğlu and Utku Uhla from On otomasyon for their great effort, and also thanks to symposium organization committee and the great audience who came listen to us. We will be sharing details of our study and possible applications of wireless sensor technology in buildings including data analytics solutions.
BIMgenius continues - OpenBIM, IFC and Interoperability
BIMgenius initiative has been growing day by day with the support of leading industry experts and the interest of the AEC community. In our last seminar, we discussed the topic of "OpenBIM, IFC and interoperability" with the great presentation of Burcu Esen Barutçu. Whilst industry has already started the transition to BIM-based design and construction process, the ‘real’ potential of BIM can only be achieved by open exchange of design and construction information amongst the key stakeholders.It is clear that the industry still needs a mindset change and that's why we started this seminar series to raise awareness in the industry. Otherwise, BIM will not make any difference in the construction industry without a shared or collaborative approach. We will continue to discuss whether it is possible to realize a true OpenBIM project in the future "BIMgenius" seminars.
BIMgenius - BIM seminar series
We have started a new BIM seminar series in collaboration with experts from industry and Studio-X. This seminar series is aimed to address practical problems of BIM implementation in the industry and to help attendees understand their knowledge and skills as well as to plan how to incorporate and implement BIM in their business. Over 50 attendees from diverse origins and after short introduction from Utku Başyazıcı about collaborative design, Umit Balaban made an interesting presentation about "interdisciplinary coordination and data sharing" You can follow future events from here "BIMgenius Meetup".
TTMD Carpark Jetfan ventilation system CFD modelling guideline
The usage of computational fluid dynamics technology in the construction industry has begun to be discussed more widely in recent years after widespread application of jet fan ventilation systems since mid of the 2000s.In the case of jet fan systems, this discussion has been quite complicated due to the differences in the approaches of various stakeholders in the industry. To fill a gap in the industry and provide guidance to both designers and authorities, Doxa87 founder İbrahim Utku Başyazıcı had been commissioned by TTMD to write a guideline for CFD modelling of jetfan ventilation systems last year. It is finally published and we hope that it will contribute HVAC industry.
Termo Klima Magazine Interview - Carpark Ventilation Systems
Termo Klima Magazine has interviewed Utku Başyazıcı in the frame of a series discussion about carpark ventilation systems and his guideline book about CFD analysis of jet fan systems that he has been working on it. You can access to the full interview from April Edition of Termo Klima Magazine. Photo Credit: Mehmet Ören
TTMD 12th International HVAC+R & Sanitary Technology Symposium BIM Panel
We left behind great symposium where we had the opportunity to discuss future BIM technology with experts from diverse origins. It will probably be a starting point to widen the discussion. Special thanks to Prof. Dr A. Nilüfer Egrican President of Executive Organizing and Scientific Board, Mr Sarven Çilingiroğlu President of TTMD and Symposium Chair, Mr Ozan Atasoy Panel Moderator and the great audience who came to listen to us in the 12th International HVAC+R & Sanitary Technology Symposium. It was a good start to realise industry expectations and understand upcoming problems for developing an industry-wide BIM strategy. It is also special thanks to Termo Klima editor Mehmet Ören for sharing photos from the panel.