Miracle Residence / BFTA Mimarlik

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Architects: BFTA Mimarlık Ltd. – Fuat Taşkıranoğlu
Location: Kurtkoy, , Turkey
Collaborators: Selim Kanbur/Structural, Sadikoglu Muhendislik/Mechanical, Tepas Muhendislik/Electrical
Design Team: Fuat Taşkıranoğlu, Beylem Taşkıranoğlu, Celalettin Aksoy, Fulya Arabacıoğlu, Miguel Zapatero, Işıl Budak
Client: Mönİnşaat Ltd.
Completion: 2012
Site Area: 17,000 sqm
Building Size: 30,000 sqm
Photographs: Gürkan Akay

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The project is located at the Istanbul’s asian side near Sabiha Gokcen Int. Airport. Site was some 50m.x300m. in dimensions, along southeast-northwest direction and facing the highway at north.

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The recently opened Sabiha Gokcen Airport is the only alternative in the city for the over crowded European side Ataturk Int. Airport. Since the availability of the new airport, new demands for dwelling and retail created denser land use and offers new opportunities for the Kurtkoy district.

Miracle Residence seems as a gate for this promising area. It consists two 100m. blocks creating 250m. long hotel and residential block with the social facilities in between. This 25m.x250m. long surface not designed as if its another ordinary building in the area but, taken as a residential block design experiment.

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Unique fibecement blocks, compact wooden lamine panels, standardized windows creates its own harmony as design elements. Since the block resides south edge of the site, there’s so many potential uses on paysage, like water scapes, sports grounds and pool.

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Cite: "Miracle Residence / BFTA Mimarlik" 29 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=230171>
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  • Andrei P

    The facade has a fake, ornamental feeling and brings this building into the banal side of nowadays architecture. Personal opinion.

    • Malachie Z

      The facade design is exactly the result of the design software like sketchup, rather than thinking architecturally. It’s just doing something quick and pretentious, with no need of intellectual reasoning.

  • Agustín

    An ‘interesting’ facade, nothing else

  • mariam Abdalla

    What attracted us in this building is the facade which used windows as an aesthetical element.