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ONZ Architects and MDESIGN Design Ecological Corridor in Turkey

14:00 - 14 August, 2016
ONZ Architects and MDESIGN Design Ecological Corridor in Turkey , Courtesy of ONZ Architects and MDesign
Courtesy of ONZ Architects and MDesign

A combination of geographical features has seen the city of Sivas remain one of the greatest focal points of settlement and transit in the Greater Anatolia Region of Turkey.  The region is divided in two by the Kızılırmak River, the longest river entirely within Turkey, and it has long been regarded as a barrier to unification. Due to access and safety concerns,  Kızılırmak River has been separated from Sivas, perceived as something outside of the city perimeter. Now, advancements in flood mitigation have opened up the possibilities for the river to be re-integrated into the city fabric. 

To investigate the possible role of the river in holistically reuniting the two halves of the area, the Sivas Municipality opened a competition to design a six million square meters of land adjacent to the waterfront. A scheme from a team comprised of ONZ Architects and Mdesign took an approach which equally considered the site in terms of its biological and cultural possibilities. Their design establishes the Kızılırmak River Corridor as an "ecological and recreational spine," managing the floodplain and integrating vital public program throughout. 

Courtesy of ONZ Architects and MDesign Courtesy of ONZ Architects and MDesign Courtesy of ONZ Architects and MDesign Courtesy of ONZ Architects and MDesign +22

Eurogida Factory Administrative Building / Öney Architecture

19:00 - 5 August, 2016
Eurogida Factory Administrative Building  / Öney Architecture, © Ali Kabas Photography
© Ali Kabas Photography

© Ali Kabas Photography © Ali Kabas Photography © Ali Kabas Photography © Ali Kabas Photography +15

Forum Studio's "The Pearl of Istanbul" Features a Marina of Man-Made Islands

16:45 - 3 August, 2016
Forum Studio's "The Pearl of Istanbul" Features a Marina of Man-Made Islands, Courtesy of Forum Studio
Courtesy of Forum Studio

Forum Studio has released plans for “The Pearl of Istanbul”, a mixed-use development situated along a natural bluff overlooking the Marmara Sea that will provide residential, cultural and retail venues for the city of Istanbul. The project’s centerpiece will be the new marina, a string of man-made islands for boat parking that will function as an alternative to a seawall, protecting the development from harsh weather.

Courtesy of Forum Studio Courtesy of Forum Studio Courtesy of Forum Studio Courtesy of Forum Studio +17

Beyazıt State Library / Tabanlioglu Architects

03:00 - 26 July, 2016
Beyazıt State Library  / Tabanlioglu Architects, © Emre Dörter
© Emre Dörter

© Emre Dörter © Emre Dörter © Emre Dörter © Emre Dörter +14

AND Office Tower / HPP Architects

02:00 - 16 June, 2016
AND Office Tower  / HPP Architects, © Onur Gürkan
© Onur Gürkan

© Onur Gürkan © Onur Gürkan © Onur Gürkan © Onur Gürkan +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    İçerenköy, Kozyatağı metro, Topçu İbrahim Sk., 34752 Ataşehir/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Architect in Charge

    HPP International Turkey, Gerhard G. Feldmeyer
  • Project Leaders

    Buğrahan Şirin, (and Nurgül Ece until 2015)
  • Design Team

    Buğrahan Şirin and Nurgül Ece with Özlem Ünkap ilis, Sibel Özgenç, Hüseyin Şahin, Müge Sarıoğlu, Henrik Schulte, Hande Tombaz, Elcin Kara Vatansever, Batu Ayhan
  • Area

    73320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Bilgi Architecture School Graduate Program - Summer Workshops

12:00 - 13 June, 2016
Bilgi Architecture School Graduate Program - Summer Workshops, Bilgi Architecture School Graduate Program - Summer Workshops
Bilgi Architecture School Graduate Program - Summer Workshops

This summer, Istanbul Bilgi University Graduate School of Architecture will host two workshops led by significant international architects. Workshops are open for all architects and architecture students. Participants are required to make a reservation.

SKY GARDEN / SO? Architecture and Ideas

20:00 - 5 June, 2016

© Yerçekim © Yerçekim © Yerçekim © Yerçekim +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey
  • Architect in Client

    Beşiktaş Municipality
  • Team

    Sevince Bayrak, Oral Göktaş, Sevinç Yüksel, Emre Üngör, Ana Latorre Martinez, Hazal Seval, Julia Tarsten, Arda Bakıryol, Büşra Ekici, Laura Villeret, Chiara Vaccaro
  • Area

    60.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Sabri Pasayigit Design Office Releases Master Plan for Turkish Municipality

08:00 - 4 June, 2016
Sabri Pasayigit Design Office Releases Master Plan for Turkish Municipality, Courtesy of Sabri Pasayigit Design Office
Courtesy of Sabri Pasayigit Design Office

Architecture and planning firm Sabri Pasayigit Design Office has released its new master plan for the Municipality of Kayseri in the Sahabiye neighborhood of Kayseri, Turkey.

The project balances historic and modern architecture elements, with a focus on the historic castle of Kayseri as the city center point. Cultural and public buildings will be placed near this historic center, with taller buildings set farther out of the city.

Turkey’s Pavilion at the Biennale to Explore Cultural Similarities Between Istanbul and Venice Arsenals

06:00 - 25 May, 2016
Darzanà Mockup. Image © IKSV
Darzanà Mockup. Image © IKSV

The Pavilion of Turkey at the 2016 Venice Biennale will feature an exhibition titled Darzanà: Two Arsenals, One Vessel, which links the cultural heritage between the language and architecture of dockyards in Istanbul and Venice. Curated by a team of Turkish architects, the display will present “a last vessel," that has been built using waste materials found at the Haliç dockyards in Istanbul, and transported to the Biennale

Atlas Obscura Details Bulgarian Church Made Entirely Out of Cast Iron

16:00 - 16 April, 2016
Atlas Obscura Details Bulgarian Church Made Entirely Out of Cast Iron, © Darwinek, Creative Commons via Atlas Obscura
© Darwinek, Creative Commons via Atlas Obscura

Located along the shore of the Golden Horn in Fatih, Turkey, the Bulgarian Church of St. Stephen is no ordinary basilica. Unlike most churches of its time, St. Stephen’s is constructed entirely out of cast iron, explains Atlas Obscura in their article "Bulgarian Iron Church."  This method of construction was cost-effective and efficient for the time, but never became popular.

Arkvista Residence / arkiZON

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

© Yerçekim Fotoğraf © Yerçekim Fotoğraf © Yerçekim Fotoğraf © Yerçekim Fotoğraf +26

  • 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