When and where was Kerem Masaracı born?
He was born in Essen, Germany in 1980. From 1983 he lived in Istanbul till he came back again to Germany in 1986.
Where did he go to high school?
He went to the bilingual (German-English) Lutherschule Gymnasium in Hannover where he graduated in 1999.
Where did Kerem study architecture?
He studied at the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover between the years 2000-2007 including of 1 year Erasmus architectural studies at the ENSA Normandie in Rouen (France). You can find some of his selected projects he did during is studies here.
Where did he get his work experience?
During his studies and after graduating in 2007 he worked as an intern at several architecture offices in Turkey, Spain and The Netherlands. For more detailed information about the offices he worked at, please check this site.
Since when does Kerem work at Mecanoo Architecten?
He first started as a six months design trainee at the Delft Headquarters in 2008 and continues at the same place as an intermediate architect. Until now he contributed to total 30 projects where he greatly enhanced experiences and enrich the projects with his knowledge and talent. You can find the full list of his projects and contributions under this link.
Which languages does Kerem speak?
His mother tongues are Turkish and German. He speaks also fluently English (bilingual high school), French (high school and Alliance Française, Rouen), Spanish (World friends, Granada) and Dutch (Goethe Institute, Rotterdam).
Which computer programs is he comfortable using?
For 2D technical drawings AutoCAD, for 3D modelling Rhinoceros, rendering with Vray on Rhino. Alternatively modeling also in SketchUp.
In several projects he gained sufficient experience in BIM modeling with Revit.
To communicate and present his ideas on paper or on screen he prefers to Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, but alternatively he is also able to use open source programs like Inkscape, Script and Gimp.
What does he do in his free time?
Kerem practices swimming, hiking and cycling, also in connection with visiting different cities and countries.
His special interest is graphic design. He prepared flyers, infographics, websites and short movies for several occasions.
He has taken weekly model drawing classes at the SKVR in Rotterdam under Jentius Hogerdijk in ’15-’16.