Aksel Çoruh is an architect and photographer who lives in Shanghai. He has practised architecture for nearly a decade in the Netherlands and China whilst in parallel undertaking personal research which investigates the visual complexity of urban fabrics and secret lives of buildings and their inhabitants. He currently focuses on photography to document the transformation of cities and emergent as well as disappearing building typologies.


Aksel Coruh is an architect who lives in Minneapolis.  As a registered Dutch architect, he has practised in the Netherlands, China, and the US whilst in parallel employing photography to investigate the urban fabrics and the secret lives of buildings. His work currently focuses on documenting the social transformation of cities in relation to emergent as well as disappearing building typologies.

His photography has been published by Foto8, Darkroom Gallery, Matter, Deca, and Ninom Architects. His work has been exhibited in the US, Turkey, and the Netherlands, and has received grants from the Mondriaan Foundation, the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (Fonds BVKB), and Stroom Den Haag.


For photojournalism and architectural assignments, please email Aksel here. For more information about Aksel's architectural experience, visit him on LinkedIn.

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