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Istanbul Kayabasi Housing Design Competition / First Prize for Aboutblank

We shared Aboutblank‘s honorable mention housing project for the Istanbul Kayabasi Housing Design Competition earlier, yet the firm was also awarded first prize for their second design scheme.  Aboutblank created “a non-centralized rhizomatic urban tissue” that promotes interaction between users by providing large green areas running the length of the building complex. More about the housing project after the break.

The housing complex is comprised of single modules that seem to slide back and forth randomly.  The module provides individualized spaces and creates economical construction methods.

The structure’s wooden sections jut past the main frame of the building, creating a textured facade of green gardens.  In addition to these more private gardens, a large communal rooftop area provides a quiet atmosphere for users while great lawns allow community interaction at the street level. Architects: Aboutblank Location: Istanbul, Turkey Design Team: Tugce Akbay, Gokhan Kodalak Client: Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry, housing development administration of Turkey Site Area: 225.000 sqm Constructed Area: 300.000 sqm Prize: 1st prize (equivalent)

Cite:Karen Cilento. "Istanbul Kayabasi Housing Design Competition / First Prize for Aboutblank " 20 Jul 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/29517/istanbul-kayabasi-housing-design-competition-first-prize-for-aboutblank/>