Markafoni.com Headquarters / Habif Architecture

© Gürkan Akay

Architects: Habif Architecture
Location: İstanbul,
Design Team: Hakan Habif, Cagri Kaan Cetin
Area: 3500.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Gürkan Akay

Open Call: Istanbul Community Market Ideas Competition

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CTRL+SPACE has launched its Community Market Ideas Competition. Seeking designs from students and professionals (developed individually or in teams of four or less), the competition challenges participants to create a site-specific, multi-functional market with a strong public element. Submissions are welcomed now until June 27 and winners will be announced on July 17, 2015. Three winning designs will receive monetary prizes from 500€ to 3500€, and five merit award recipients will also be selected. For more details or to register, visit ctrl-space.net.

Selcuk Ecza Headquarters / Tabanlıoğlu Architects

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Architects: Tabanlıoğlu Architects
Location: İstanbul,
Architects In Charge: Murat Tabanlıoğlu & Melkan Gürsel Tabanlıoğlu
Area: 22900.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Thomas Mayer

NEF Primary School / CINICI Architects

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Architects: CINICI Architects
Location: İstanbul,
Architect In Charge: Can Cinici
Area: 7284.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Cemal Emden

AA Visiting School Istanbul: Cellular Re-Visions

AA Visiting School is beginning an exciting collaboration with Bilgi University in 2015. Continuing its expertise on generative design methodologies and large-scale prototyping techniques, the programme will investigate patterns of emergence, differentiation and complexity in natural formation processes, which will then be transformed into digital simulation platforms for design purposes. In contemporary architectural processes, a significant diversion from linear parametric tools towards generative design simulations is taking place. The design and analysis processes will reflect this shift by focusing on simulations, whereby attention will be focused on the process of design generation as opposed to the final form itself. The design agenda of the programme will revolve around the design and fabrication of a one-to-one scale pavilion.

Savoy Ulus / Autoban

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Architects: Autoban
Location: İstanbul,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Sergio Ghetti

NoXX Apartment / CM Architecture

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Architects:
Location: Kuloğlu Mh., 34250 Beyoğlu/İstanbul,
Architect In Charge: Cem Sorguc, Sezin Ergene, Elvan Cakıt, Tolga Yaglı, Amina Rezoug, Deniz Gezgin
Area: 128.0 sqm
Photographs: Cemal Emden

Kilic Ali Pasa Hamam / Cafer Bozkurt Architecture

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Architects: Cafer Bozkurt Architecture
Location: Tophane, 34200 Beyoğlu/İstanbul,
Project Team: Sibel OZKARS, Architect, Defne BOZKURT, Architect, Archaeologist, Hasan YIRMIBESOGLU, Architect, Vedat KAYA, Draughtsman
Area: 935.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Cengiz KARLIOVA, Ahmet ERTUG, Oguz MERIC, Ergin IREN, Sibel OZKARS

Piri Reis Maritime University / Kreatif Architects

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Architects: Kreatif Architects
Location: Piri Reis Üniversitesi, 34940 Tuzla//İstanbul, Turkey
Architectural Design: Kreatif Mimarlik
Design Team: Aydan Volkan, Selim Cengic, Onur Arat, Aysegul Kapisiz, Nihat Kalfazade, Ufuk Berberoglu, Erhan Ilicali
Area: 60000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Yercekim Photography-Omer Kanipak, Cemal Emden, Yercekim Photography-Orhan Kolukisa

GAD’s Serra Gate on Display for Istanbul Design Week

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GAD Architecture has installed their latest sculptural design, Serra Gate, in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, just in time for Design Week. Named after the minimalist sculptor whose work inspired the design, the Serra gate’s steel form was created using cutting edge technology. The sinuous curvature was conceived through the software “Mathematica,” and was modeled using the latest 3D printing technologies.

Principal, Gokhan Avcioglu, had this to say: “We are delighted that Serra Gate has been featured in Taksim, one of the most important squares of Istanbul. Being a ground-breaking structure, Serra Gate will make the residents of Istanbul question how public spaces have been defined by urban interventions.” Serra Gate will be displayed in a variety of venues throughout the year 2015. See pictures of this amazing structure, after the break.

2015 YAP Istanbul Modern Shortlist

2013 Winner: Sky Spotting Stop / SO?. Image © Muhsin Akgün; Courtesy of Istanbul Modern

Istanbul Modern has announced five finalists to compete in the 2015 Young Architects Program (). Now in it’s 2nd edition, the competition will challenge a group of emerging architects to design a temporary installation within the confines of Istanbul Modern’s courtyard that will host a series of events and visitors throughout the summer of 2015.

The 2015 shortlist includes Ali Sinan & Hasan Okan Çetin (Ankara), Architecture for All (Herkes İçin Mimarlık, Istanbul), FLAT C (Selim Bayer & Bulut Cebeci, London-Istanbul), PATTU (Cem Kozar & Işıl Ünal, Istanbul) and Young & Ayata (Michael Young & Kutan Ayata, New York).

YAP Istanbul Modern is part of the YAP International competitions carried out at MoMA PS1 in New York, the National Museum of XXI Century Arts (MAXXI) in Rome, CONSTRUCTO in Santiago, and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) in Seoul.

Grimshaw Releases New Images of World’s Largest Airport Terminal in Istanbul

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New images have been released of Istanbul‘s new airport, designed by Grimshaw, Nordic Office of Architecture and Haptic Architects, assisted by local Turkish Partners GMW Mimarlik and Tekeli Sisa. Projected to be the world’s largest airport terminal under a single roof at almost one million square metres, the new airport is expected to serve 90 million passengers a year on the opening of the first phase, rising to 150 million a year after completion in 2018.

Six Teams Studying Uneven Growth to Exhibit Proposals for Expanding Megacities at MoMA

Lagos Tomorrow. 2014. Water. Image © NLÉ and Zoohaus/Inteligencias Colectivas

As the culmination of a 14-month initiative to examine new architectural possibilities for rapid growth in six megalopolises – Hong Kong, Istanbul, Lagos, Mumbai, , and – the Museum of Modern Art is preparing to open Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities on November 22. The exhibition will present mappings of emergent modes of tactical urbanism from around the globe alongside proposals for a bottom-up approach to urban growth in the highlighted cities by six interdisciplinary teams made up of local practitioners and international architecture and urbanism experts.

Curator Pedro Gadanho, in collaboration with the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), states: 

“The exhibition features design scenarios for future developments that simultaneously raise awareness of the prevailing inequalities in specific urban areas and confront the changing roles of architects vis-à-vis ever-increasing urbanization. Each team in the exhibition was asked to consider how emergent forms of tactical urbanism can respond to alterations in the nature of public space, housing, mobility, spatial justice, environmental conditions, and other major issues in near-future urban contexts.” 

A synopsis of each team’s work, after the break.

Esas Aeropark / Tabanlıoğlu Architects

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Architects: Tabanlıoğlu Architects
Location: Yenişehir Mh., Osmanlı Bulvarı No:7, 34912 İstanbul/,
Architect In Charge: Murat Tabanlıoğlu & Melkan Gürsel Tabanlıoğlu
Design Team: Murat Cengiz, Çağrı Akay, Seray Öztürk, Selçuk Güllü, Gökhan Çatıkkaş, Aybala Öz, Ayşe Sevig, Mine Alsinevi, Kaan Keleş, Melis Selis
Area: 55359.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Murat Germen , Thomas Mayer

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

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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

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Architects: Habif Architecture
Location: Eyüp, 34250 Istanbul/Istanbul Province,
Area: 1750.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Gürkan Akay

Vigoss R & D / Zemberek Design Office

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Architects: Zemberek Design Office
Location: Güneşli Kavşağı, 34200 Istanbul/Istanbul Province,
Design Team: Başak Emrence, Şafak Emrence, Ece Ilgın Avcı
Area: 250.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Şafak Emrence

Karakoy Loft / Ofist

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Architects: Ofist
Location: Karaköy, 34200 Beyoğlu/ Province,
Design Team: Yasemin Arpac & Sabahattin Emir
Area: 185.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Koray Erkaya