Designer Close-Up: Superpool
Supercerebral, that is. Turkish, scarf-covered Selva Gürdoğan, 33, and tall, pale Dane Gregers Tang Thomsen, 38, founded architecture firm Superpool in 2006. A 2003 graduate of SCI-Arc and an alum of the Aarhus School of Architecture, respectively, the couple met while working at the Rem Koolhaas Office for Metropolitan Architecture. One of five studios selected to participate in the Audi Urban Future Award 2012, Superpool researches how to mix robotics with concrete. Their book, Mapping Istanbul, will prove a boon to local architects, planners, and policy makers alike.