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Nature could be defined as the environment that is not altered by humans. Culture is defined as the values produced by the human being using the potential provided by nature. Architecture can be regarded as the most influential tool in the creation of the culture, in other words it transforms nature into culture. The Netherlands as a whole is the proof of this with its lands acquired from the sea. Its ingeniously organized land and settlements are the living and proud examples of Dutch culture. I need to start with some thoughts on architecture that serve as a fundament for any theoretical or practical work I am involved in. Afterwards I will note down some individual experiences that might help to widen or deepen the discussion about the possible collaboration opportunities between Turkey and the Netherlands in our field.