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Arkvista Residence / arkiZON

22:00 - 15 April, 2016
Arkvista Residence  / arkiZON, © Yerçekim Fotoğraf
© Yerçekim Fotoğraf

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Caddebostan, 34728 Kadıköy/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Design Team

    Emin Balkış Elvan Çalışkan
  • Area

    3720.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Melike Altınışık Architects Wins First Mention in Competition for Kızılırmak Bridge in Turkey

14:00 - 26 March, 2016
Melike Altınışık Architects Wins First Mention in Competition for Kızılırmak Bridge in Turkey, Courtesy of Melike Altınışık Architects
Courtesy of Melike Altınışık Architects

Melike Altınışık Architects has won first mention in a competition to design the Kızılırmak Bridge located in Sivas, Turkey. The competition, which was hosted by Sivas Municipality, called for ideas to design a bridge to support pedestrian movement, vehicular transportation, and cycling activities. The proposal aimed to create an “avant-garde looking design approach to obtain coherency between plan and sections, and harmonize the bridge with its topography.”

School of Foreign Languages / AUDB Architects

02:00 - 13 March, 2016
School of Foreign Languages / AUDB Architects, © Argun Tanriverdi
© Argun Tanriverdi

© Argun Tanriverdi © Argun Tanriverdi © Argun Tanriverdi © Argun Tanriverdi +54

  • Architects

  • Location

    Izmir, İzmir, Turkey
  • Architect in Charge

    Gudjon Thor Erlendsson (AUDB), Özlem Akın, Michael Young
  • Design Team

    Yağmur Arıcı, Mehtap Altuğ
  • Area

    8000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley, Curators of the 2016 Istanbul Design Biennial, Discuss "The Design of the Species"

05:00 - 11 March, 2016
Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley – Curators of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial (2016). Image © Muhsin Akgun
Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley – Curators of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial (2016). Image © Muhsin Akgun

"Design always presents itself as serving the human," state Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley, "but its real ambition is to redesign the human." Their curatorial statement for the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, which will open later this year and is themed around the title Are We Human? The Design of the Species: 2 Seconds, 2 Days, 2 Years, 200 Years, 200,000 Years, brims with reflective and often prescient statements such as this. All that will be encompassed by this Biennial, they say, will revolve around one pressing provocation: that design itself needs to be redesigned.

If one thing is certain, this Biennial will not come off as a 'trade show'. Wigley (New Zealand) and Colomina (Spain)—both Professors of Architecture at US institutions (Columbia and Princeton, respectively), theorists, writers, and critics—have exerted a profound influence on architectural discourse and pedagogy over the course of their careers. This Biennial, on the other hand, serves as their first formal foray into the world of 'design' – a field which few architects actively engage with.

In this exclusive interview with ArchDaily the curators discuss their intentions, criticise the traditional 'Biennial' model, and describe how they—alongside Andrés Jaque and the Office for Political Innovation—intend to spatialise the show against the backdrop of Istanbul – one of the great nexus of the world. Here, they also formally announce the launch of an Open Call for two-minute films.

Cross Reflections: Architecture, Photography and Text

18:00 - 27 February, 2016
Cross Reflections: Architecture, Photography and Text

A new exhibition is coming out of the Le Corbusier portfolio of architectural photographer Cemal Emden who has been working on the master architect’s oeuvre for the last five years. The exhibition, organized by Istanbul Association of Architects in Private Practice (IstanbulSMD) will be inaugurated in Isik Art Gallery (Istanbul) on 9th of March 2016 and it will put in display a number of the major works of Le Corbusier, spanning over a period of half a century. Apart from Emden’s photographs, texts by Turkish and international scholars who studied Le Corbusier’s work will also be featured in the exhibition.

Skechers TR - Kids Showroom / Zemberek Design

02:00 - 21 February, 2016
Skechers TR - Kids Showroom / Zemberek Design, © Safak Emrence
© Safak Emrence

© Safak Emrence © Safak Emrence © Safak Emrence © Safak Emrence +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yıldız Mh., Ortaköy, 34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Area

    55.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Alper Derinboğaz, Salon Designs PARKOPERA Cultural Center for Antalya

13:00 - 6 February, 2016
Alper Derinboğaz, Salon Designs PARKOPERA Cultural Center for Antalya, Courtesy of Alper Derinboğaz, Salon
Courtesy of Alper Derinboğaz, Salon

PARKOPERA, a cultural facility designed by Alper Derinboğaz, Salon, is a center of attraction that will be situated between apartment buildings and within a neighborhood park in Antalya, Turkey. Through the development of both the building and the outdoor space around it, the center creates multiple opportunities for the community to come together and enjoy various cultural events.

Skechers TR Casual Showroom / Zemberek Design

13:00 - 22 January, 2016

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yıldız Mh., Ortaköy, 34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Design Team

    Basak Emrence, Safak Emrence, Ece Ilgin Avci, Cansu Sezer, Pinar Sunbul
  • Area

    85.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Safak Emrence © Safak Emrence © Safak Emrence © Safak Emrence +22

Moda Sahnesi / Halukar Architecture

02:00 - 14 January, 2016
Moda Sahnesi / Halukar Architecture, © Depikt
© Depikt

© Depikt © Depikt © Depikt © Depikt +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Caferağa, Moda Cd., 34710 Kadıköy/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Design Team

    Gamze İscan, Bilge Kalfa
  • Area

    1830.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

V Factory Export Division / Zemberek Design

03:00 - 12 January, 2016
V Factory Export Division / Zemberek Design, © Şafak Emrence
© Şafak Emrence

© Şafak Emrence © Şafak Emrence © Şafak Emrence © Şafak Emrence +16

Barbaros House / Onurcan Çakır

02:00 - 1 January, 2016
Barbaros House / Onurcan Çakır, © Onurcan Çakır
© Onurcan Çakır

© Onurcan Çakır © Onurcan Çakır © Ersen Corekci © Onurcan Çakır +22

1+1 Architects Creates New Landmark for Antalya, Turkey

12:00 - 27 December, 2015
 1+1 Architects Creates New Landmark for Antalya, Turkey, Courtesy of 1+1 Architects
Courtesy of 1+1 Architects

1+1 Architects has been awarded first prize for its design for A New Landmark for Antalya, in a competition held by the Municipality of Kepez, a major tourism city on the coast of Turkey in the Mediterranean.

The competition called for a proposal of a landmark to introduce the metropolitan area of Antalya to the world, while providing a public cultural and activity center for day-to-day life. In response, 1+1 Architects’ project marries the notion of a prominent landmark, and the idea of adapting to the natural landscape.

Container Park / ATÖLYE Labs

22:00 - 24 December, 2015
Container Park / ATÖLYE Labs, © Yerçekim Photography
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© Yerçekim Photography © Yerçekim Photography © Yerçekim Photography © Yerçekim Photography +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bornova,35040 Bornova/İzmir,Turquia
  • Design Team

    Engin Ayaz, Nesile Yalçın, Nujen Acar, Elif Karaköse, Buşra Tunç, Berna Erenoğlu
  • Project Manager

    Nesile Yalçın
  • Interns

    Begüm Ural, Batuhan Türker
  • Visualization

    Murathan Sırakya, Gökhan Gürbüz
  • Architectural Design

    ATÖLYE Labs
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

AECOM and Pininfarina Selected to Design Istanbul New Airport's Traffic Control Tower

13:30 - 24 December, 2015
AECOM and Pininfarina Selected to Design Istanbul New Airport's Traffic Control Tower, © AECOM and Pininfarina; Courtesy of iGA
© AECOM and Pininfarina; Courtesy of iGA

iGA has selected AECOM and Pininfarina over Zaha HadidMoshe Safdie and 3 others to design the Air Traffic Control Tower for Istanbul New Airport - soon to be the world's largest new airport. The project will mark AECOM's first collaboration with Pininfarina, an Italian car design firm renowned for designing the Ferrari and Alfa Romeo. 

“One of the World’s largest aviation projects, Istanbul New Airport’s air traffic control tower will be an iconic structure, visible to all passengers traveling through the airport. We were looking for a striking design fit for a 21st century airport while remaining sensitive to Istanbul’s unique heritage. We received excellent designs from all over the world and are delighted to announce the AECOM and Pininfarina team as the competition winner,” said Yusuf Akçayoğlu, chief executive officer of İGA.

Mehmet Kütükçüoğlu, Ertuğ Uçar and Feride Çiçekoğlu to Curate Turkish Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale

04:00 - 16 December, 2015
Mehmet Kütükçüoğlu, Ertuğ Uçar and Feride Çiçekoğlu to Curate Turkish Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale, 'Darzanà'. Image Courtesy of ÍKSV
'Darzanà'. Image Courtesy of ÍKSV

Following an open-call and two-stage evaluation, Mehmet Kütükçüoğlu, Ertuğ Uçar, and Feride Çiçekoğlu with the support of Namık Erkal and Cemal Emden, have been selected as co-curators of the Turkish Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, directed by Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena under the theme 'Reporting from the Front'. Commissioned by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), the project's title—'Darzanà'—reflects the great "twin harbours of the Mediterranean:" Istanbul and Venice.

Salon Unveils "Keeping the Valley Alive" Master Plan for Istanbul

08:00 - 29 November, 2015
Salon Unveils "Keeping the Valley Alive" Master Plan for Istanbul, © Salon
© Salon

Istanbul-based architecture studio Salon, in collaboration with Praxis Landscape, has unveiled the designs for its Beylikdüzü Life Valley Bridges and Routes Master Plan for Istanbul's Beylikdüzü district. Guided by the idea of “Keeping the Valley Alive," the project has created a new design for the area to thrive, maintaining the valley “livable, accessible, sustainable, feasible, and alive.” 

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Perkins+Will Unveil Master Plan for Antalya, Turkey

06:00 - 24 November, 2015
Perkins+Will Unveil Master Plan for Antalya, Turkey, Courtesy of Perkins+Will
Courtesy of Perkins+Will

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Antalya Mayor Menderes Turel have announced their support for Perkins+Will’s sustainable master plan for Antalya, Turkey. The master plan will revitalize and preserve the Bogacay Creek Basin area of Antalya, improving its quality as a major tourist city along the Turkish Riviera.

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T-House / Onur Teke

22:00 - 10 November, 2015
T-House / Onur Teke, © Yercekim Architectural Photography
© Yercekim Architectural Photography

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