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Haaz Design And Art Gallery / GAD

  • Architects: GAD
  • Location: Tesvikiye, Istanbul
  • Project Team: Melis Eyuboglu, Düşüm Sönmezalp, Muge Tan
  • Structural Engineer: Celal Erdem
  • Lighting Project: Tepta
  • Construction: SFG Architecture
  • Graphical Design: RepublicaAdv
  • Area: 200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Ali Bekman

© Ali Bekman © Ali Bekman © Ali Bekman © Ali Bekman

From the architect. Haaz Design and Art Gallery is a space that combines furniture, design objects and art. The owners Özlem Avcıoğlu and Murat Patavi picked a new location for their new concept . This location is in Tesvikiye district – that is the most popular shopping district of Istanbul. Being the ground and first floors of an attached apartment, the space needed a renovation. The area was 200m2 with two stories.

first floor plan
first floor plan

The main architectural approach was to produce seperate articulations of one space and give a familiar and cosy feeling at the same time. Materials like wood and stone are used. The idea was to keep the space as flexible as possible; to let event planning or displaying products anytime.

© Ali Bekman
© Ali Bekman

A mixture of black steel and led tubes on the facade attract attention from the street. The ground floor is reached through 5 stairs that are also display for the products. The floor continues with solid oak wood herringbone that is a traditional housing floor material in Turkey.

© Ali Bekman
© Ali Bekman

Haaz graphics are used not just on the company cards or packing papers but also on the walls by using them as wallpapers, sliding panels and steel concealing panels. The cantilevered steel stairs prevent blocking the view from the street and forward people to the first floor.

section 03
section 03

Upstairs, the old cladding on one of the walls is removed. Beneath the last layer – that was wallpaper- some newspapers belonging 70s are found. (This was a technique to hold the wallpaper). That last layer was also removed, and at last, the residues of layers form a new kind of wall.

© Ali Bekman
© Ali Bekman

Cable conduits take place beneath the walls, providing flexibility of presentation of lighting products. Mexicana river gravels are used inside the cable conduits.

© Ali Bekman
© Ali Bekman

Some of the unfinished carved shelves are great elements to display the antique pieces.

© Ali Bekman
© Ali Bekman
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