Profile.

LAB1 is a design office which focuses on lighting and energy related issues in buildings.
The office was founded in 2015 by Faruk Uyan in Istanbul, Turkey.

In projects which we involved as LAB1, we work on both daylighting and artificial lighting techniques integrated to achieve sustainable lighting systems.

Our designs are based on the following ideas;

— Architectural context
— Functionality
— User comfort
— Minimum usage of natural sources
— Respect to ecology
— Energy and cost efficiency

Faruk UYAN
Founder, MSc. Architect & Lighting Designer @ LAB.1
Studying PhD @ Istanbul Technical University
Lecturer @ Istanbul Aydin University

Faruk UYAN, Member of Turkish National Committee on illumination, graduated in Architecture Faculty at Istanbul Technical University in 2007 and gained a Master degree with his thesis which has been focused on ‘Sustainable lighting systems in buildings’. He is now studying on his PhD thesis about ‘energy & cost effective renovation of lighting systems’.

Throughout his career Faruk Uyan, as a lighting designer, took part in many important projects such as an International Airport, Hotels, University Campuses, Museums,  Health-Care Buildings and Residential Buildings. He presented many academic studies and papers in international congress and many of his design projects published in design magazines.

Elif UYAN
M.A. Interior Architect & Lighting Designer @ LAB.1
Studying PhD @ Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
Lecturer @ Istanbul Commerce University

Graduated in Architecture Faculty at Istanbul Commerce University in 2010 and gained a Master degree with her thesis focused on ‘Lighting Quality in Work Areas’. Elif is studying in Interior Architecture PhD programme in Mimar Sinan University and she is also lecturer in Faculty of Architecture teaching “Interior Design Tecniques”.

Since 2012, Elif has been working as a lighting designer and in her portfolio she has mostly office, hotel and entertainment building projects. In 2017, her project awarded as a finalist in Lighting Design Competition in Paris, and this project has been published in a book that is named “The Future of Urban Lighting”.

Enes Furkan GUCYENER
Interior Architect & Lighting Designer @ LAB.1

Enes gained B.S at Istanbul Bilgi University, Faculty of Interior Design where he was on the first ranked graduate. He is also studying on Public Administration in Eskişehir Anadolu University at the same time. He is responsible for lighting design porjects in LAB.1 Lighting Design at the moment.

Manas Deniz
Interior Architect, M.A. & Lighting Designer @ LAB.1

Manas Deniz gained B.S at Istanbul Commerce University in Interior Design. After his graduation, he studied Lighting Design in Architectural Lighting Design Master program in Hochschule Wismar in Germany. He is responsible for lighting design projects in LAB.1 Lighting Design at the moment.