Video: Emre Arolat's Sancaklar Mosque From Start to Finish

00:00 - 22 October, 2014

Earlier this year, Emre Arolat Architects completed their Sancaklar Mosque, "a simple cave like space" in Istanbul which through its humble exterior forms and emphasis on connection to nature, offers a "dramatic and awe inspiring place to pray and be alone with God." Over a period of 24 months, SGMStudio (Sarraf | Galeyan | Mekanik) documented this work, as the elements of the mosque gradually emerged from its steel rebar framework. "While recording the progress of the construction throughout passing seasons, the film aims to portray the building's existence within nature and its percept of space with the sensibility of the structure it purposes to narrate," say SGMStudio. Set to dramatic backing music, "the film dwells on the tension between the technical and engineering-centric implementation and humble and tranquil art of building with its pacing."

Arzum Headquarters / Habif Architecture

01:00 - 17 October, 2014
© Gürkan Akay
© Gürkan Akay

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Vigoss R & D / Zemberek Design Office

01:00 - 13 October, 2014
© Şafak Emrence
© Şafak Emrence
  • Architects

  • Location

    Güneşli Kavşağı, 34200 Istanbul/Istanbul Province, Turkey
  • Design Team

    Başak Emrence, Şafak Emrence, Ece Ilgın Avcı
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Şafak Emrence

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Trendyol Headquarters / Habif Architecture

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
© Gürkan Akay
© Gürkan Akay

© Gürkan Akay © Gürkan Akay © Gürkan Akay © Gürkan Akay +14

Karakoy Loft / Ofist

01:00 - 6 October, 2014
© Koray Erkaya
© Koray Erkaya

© Koray Erkaya © Koray Erkaya © Koray Erkaya © Koray Erkaya +22

Şışhane Park / SANALarc

01:00 - 1 October, 2014
© Olivve Wimmer
© Olivve Wimmer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bereketzade Mh., Büyük Hendek Caddesi No:50, 34200 Beyoğlu/Istanbul Province, Turkey
  • Design Team

    Orkun Beydagi, Cibeles Sanchez Llupart, Leo Pollor, Begüm Öner
  • Architecture and Urban Design

    SANALarc, Murat Sanal, Alexis Sanal
  • Area

    30000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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Argul Weave / BINAA + Smart-Architecture

01:00 - 25 September, 2014
© Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

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The Woman Architect Who Specialises In Mosques

00:00 - 25 September, 2014
Dome of the Sakirin Mosque, Istanbul. Image © ZF Design
Dome of the Sakirin Mosque, Istanbul. Image © ZF Design

As part of CNN's Leading Women series, Sheena McKenzie explores the work of Turkish architect Zeynep Fadillioglu - perhaps the first female architect to design a mosque, now on her third. In buildings where men and women are traditionally separated for worship, and women are often given a smaller space, Fadillioglu "purposely placed the women's section in one of the most beautiful parts of the light-flooded dome" in Istanbul's Sakirin Mosque. McKenzie concludes that although "Fadillioglu might have made a name for herself designing mosques, you don't needn't be religious to admire their beauty."

Yalıkavak Palmarina / Emre Arolat Architects

01:00 - 25 August, 2014
© Emre Arolat Architects
© Emre Arolat Architects

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Turkey Orders Demolition of Three 'Illegal' Residential Towers

00:00 - 25 August, 2014
Image via istanbulucuyorum.blogspot.co.uk
Image via istanbulucuyorum.blogspot.co.uk

The Turkish Council of State has ruled that the OnaltiDokuz Residence, a trio of towers between 27 and 37 stories tall in Istanbul's Zeytinburnu district, must be demolished in a landmark ruling that could have major ramifications for the country's planning system.

As reported by Oliver Wainwright in the Guardian, the Turkish Council of State ruled that the development "negatively affected the world heritage site that the Turkish government was obliged to protect," possibly in reaction to comments made by UNESCO in 2010, who threatened to put the city on its list of endangered world heritage sites.

Read on after the break for more on the ruling

Eskisehir Hotel and Spa / GAD Architecture

01:00 - 10 July, 2014
© Altkat Architectural Photography
© Altkat Architectural Photography

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Sekiz Artı Wins Competition to Redesign Gallipoli National Park

00:00 - 6 July, 2014
Courtesy of Sekiz Artı
Courtesy of Sekiz Artı

The Gallipoli Peninsula, at the Western end of Turkey, holds a particular significance for the country as the site of a major World War One battle in which the declining Ottoman Empire repelled an attempted invasion by British forces. Today, it is seen as one of the defining moments that contributed to the formation of modern day , and the site of the battle is commemorated by a national park which includes a series of monuments and memorials at the southern tip of the peninsula.

Team Led by ONZ Architects + MDesign Wins Second Place In Gallipoli National Park Contest

01:00 - 4 July, 2014
Kabatepe Conkbayiri. Image © ONZ Architects & MDesign
Kabatepe Conkbayiri. Image © ONZ Architects & MDesign

The Gallipoli Peninsula, at the Western end of Turkey, holds a particular significance for the country as the site of a major World War One battle in which the declining Ottoman Empire repelled an attempted invasion by British forces. Today, it is seen as one of the defining moments that contributed to the formation of modern day , and the site of the battle is commemorated by a national park which includes a series of monuments and memorials at the southern tip of the peninsula.

Aiming to consolidate these sites in to a more coherent whole, the Çanakkale government launched a competition to redesign the area. Today we bring you the second place entry, by ONZ Architects + MDesign + Lola + 24H Architecture. Read on after the break for more on their design.

© ONZ Architects & MDesign Abīde/Morto Koyu. Image © ONZ Architects & MDesign Abīde/Morto Koyu. Image © ONZ Architects & MDesign Şahindere War Cemetary. Image © ONZ Architects & MDesign +41

Özer/Ürger Architects + ON Design Take Third Place in Gallipoli National Park Competition

01:00 - 3 July, 2014
Courtesy of Özer/Ürger Architects
Courtesy of Özer/Ürger Architects

The Gallipoli Peninsula, at the Western end of Turkey, holds a particular significance for the country as the site of a major World War One battle in which the declining Ottoman Empire repelled an attempted invasion by British forces. Today, it is seen as one of the defining moments that contributed to the formation of modern day Turkey, and the site of the battle is commemorated by a national park which includes a series of monuments and memorials at the southern tip of the peninsula.

Aiming to consolidate these sites in to a more coherent whole, the Çanakkale government launched a competition to redesign the area, in which the team led by Özer/Ürger Architects and ON Design came in third place. Read on after the break to find out about their design.

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Sancaklar Mosque / Emre Arolat Architects

01:00 - 17 June, 2014
© Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

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"Places of Memory" - Turkey's Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014

00:00 - 15 June, 2014
© Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

From the Curators. Rather than conducting a historical account of modern epoch in Turkey, presenting an exhaustive catalogue, or trying to capture its unique local attributes, “Places of Memory” attempts to explore the main theme of the biennial via perceptions and experiences.

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Zorlu Center / Emre Arolat Architects + Tabanlıoğlu Architects

01:00 - 12 June, 2014
© Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer +53

Vıcem Bodrum Resıdences / Emre Arolat Architects

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden
  • Architects

  • Location

    48400 Bodrum, Turkey
  • Design Team

    Natali Tombak, Taner Arıkan, Neşet Arolat, Can Dinçer, Cenk Aykut, Leyla Kori, Necip Şahin, Neslihan Avşarlıgil, Nurgül Yardım, Taha Alkan, Tansel Dalgalı, Ünal Ali Özger
  • Architects in Charge

    Gonca Paşolar, Başak Akkoyunlu
  • Area

    9500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden +42