9016 Architecture

Highlighting the content with a minimalist approach


9016 is a 2011 born design and architecture office in Istanbul.

The idea
My approach in this project is to highlight the content with a calm, simple and minimal language and minimize the distractions. To do so an easy, accessible and readable structure was established. Content is placed on the page with modular grid structure. Sometimes the designer should be invisible.

Website → dokuzbinonalti.com

Only one font (one weight) and one color (black & shades) was used to establish that simple and neat language.

The structure and skeleton of Atlas Grotesque Regular gives the right neutral tone for design.


Next work

For the branding of Dört Kadıköy, a third wave coffee shop in Istanbul, I adopted a brutalist approach inspired by their architecture. 


I’m passionate about typographic perfection, grid systems, and color interactions. These passions of mine make me question how to get to the best design solution and how to do it in the simplest way. I believe that good design results from a good communication and collaboration between the designer and the client. 

More about me & my approach →

I am currently available to work on new projects. Feel free to get in touch.


All work © 2020 Emre Parlak