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Buyaka / Uras X Dilekci

© Faruk Kurtuluş
© Faruk Kurtuluş
  • Architects: Uras X Dilekci
  • Location: Ümraniye, Istanbul Province, Turkey
  • Architect In Charge: Durmuş Dilekci, Emir Uras
  • Design Team: Durmuş Dilekci, Emir Uras, Fikret Sungay, Salih Küçüktuna, Handan Akbudak, Aylin Ayvaz, Evren Alpay, Elvan Çakıt
  • Floor Area: 440000 sqm
  • Build Up Area: 248000 sqm
  • Photographs: Faruk Kurtuluş, Ugur Ceylan

© Ugur Ceylan © Faruk Kurtuluş © Faruk Kurtuluş © Faruk Kurtuluş

© Faruk Kurtuluş
© Faruk Kurtuluş

From the architect. Buyaka was designed without using a themeatic overlay. The design approach portrays an honest  intent to do with its program as a mixed use building. It attempt to reflect a sense of integrity with its formal language, emphasising that good design doesn’t need thematic overlays.

© Faruk Kurtuluş
© Faruk Kurtuluş

In architecture, meaning and content has been transposed. We are living in an era where the authentic has lost its importance and has been overruled by the superficial and fake realities have become the norm. Fake, theatrical fascades are applied to buildings  without  a relationship with function and program. Materials mimmic other materials with the excuse of cost effectiveness, creating a potpuri of postmodern clutter. What does the building say? Who is the user? İs an open question.

© Ugur Ceylan
© Ugur Ceylan

This potpuri of  formal clutter has ovvertaken the fundamental role of architecture and architecture has become more of a pictorial race of artisans where origin and authentic notions have disentegrated  Trying to design puposeless projects for developpers without identified users have become a big challenge for architects.

© Faruk Kurtuluş
© Faruk Kurtuluş

Amongst this conversation Buyaka stands at a place speaking of architecture for the sake of architecture. It takes its references from itself and creates a formal dialogue uniquie to itself.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
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