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İpera 25 / Alataş Architecture & Consulting

  • Architects: Alataş Architecture & Consulting
  • Location: Galata, İstanbul, Turkey
  • Design Team: Ahmet Alataş, Emre Açar
  • Architectural Group: Özge Güngör Ülüğ, Dilan Yüksel, Emir Elmaslar, Gabriella Colacicco
  • Area: 1,100 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Gürkan Akay, Ahmet Alataş, Ali Bekman, Courtesy of Alataş Architecture & Consulting

© Gürkan Akay © Gürkan Akay © Gürkan Akay © Ali Bekman

From the architect. Located in the historic and protected district of Istanbul’s Galata, Ipera is a 10 flat building that goes beyond the conventional codes of the area.

© Gürkan Akay
© Gürkan Akay

Respecting the current architectural fabric, infrastructure, natural conditions, climate and sun movements, and developing socio-economic conditions of the area, the project prepared by the architect Ahmet Alataş for the 1000 m2 large building is built around a design that uses today’s technology to offer new solutions to respond to well-known architectural problems.

© Gürkan Akay
© Gürkan Akay

To describe it simply, the building is constructed around two blind walls made of fine concrete and a glass façade and wooden shell that cover the fully transparent living quarters.

© Ali Bekman
© Ali Bekman

Perceived as a giant blind façade from an angle, the wooden surface can be seen as a tulle curtain that filters the light and works as an element that controls the sunlight .

© Ali Bekman
© Ali Bekman

The building is made of fine reinforced concrete built around steel an concrete elements that are used in a composite manner.

Courtesy of Alataş Architecture & Consulting
Courtesy of Alataş Architecture & Consulting
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