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Apartman 18 / Aytac Architects

  • 03:00 - 10 September, 2015
Apartman 18 / Aytac Architects
Apartman 18 / Aytac Architects, © Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey
  • Project Team

    Alper Aytaç (principle), Çağlar Yazıcı, Zeynal Yeter, Fabio Rosa, Sebla Arslan
  • Area

    2700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Landscape Consultant

    Assoc. Prof. Gülsen Aytaç
  • General Contractor

    Aytac Insaat A.S.
  • Structural Engineer

    Inan Muhendislik Ltd.
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Tanrıöver Mühendislik Ltd.
  • Electrical Engineer

    Geta Mühendislik Ltd.
  • Site Area

    728 m²
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© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

From the architect. A 10 story luxury residential building in Erenkoy, Istanbul. Apartman 18 pays homage to Erenkoy’s completely destroyed vineyards due to densification of the city with concrete cookie-cutter apartment blocks after 1970’s.


The “vine” like texture emerges at the ground level functioning as a landscape element, creating a meditative garden. The continuous surface treatment moves upward to become the intertwining building facade, finishing at the roof garden where the residents can enjoy tranquillity away from the noise of the street. This facade treatment offers privacy with maximum light and views within each residence.

© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

The metal bands climb like a vine, wrapping Apartman 18 with balconies, employing this decorative element as a functional tool. The vine like delicate sculptural facade also acts as a wrapper of different floor plates into one continuous surface that acts to activate and connect the city. The dance of the intertwining surfaces creates a surprise within the neighbouring building blocks. The hallway symbolizes the inner circulatory system of an apartment, like the streets of a city. It is where the sedentary disappears and the movement occurs.

© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

Internally, the hallway that connects the living and sleeping quarters placed surprisingly on the neighbouring facade where it creates a visual connection with the city without compromising privacy by the use of varied degrees of translucency. It is the resident that animates the facade, creating a cinematic effect.

© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden
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Pischt Fein · September 12, 2015

Experimental block and angular formations adding to a neighborhood skyline

Reder!c · September 11, 2015

Looks like a cartoon version of a building.

Odast Ger Fal Itsoi · September 10, 2015

Definitely looks like a destroyed vineyards!

Ethem · September 10, 2015

I like it in general, cool design. One safety notice : the planters in front of the guardrails might be a hazard problem when kids climb on them.


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