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Competition Entry: Istanbul Gülsuyu Cemevi and Cultural Center

08:00 - 9 August, 2015
Competition Entry: Istanbul Gülsuyu Cemevi and Cultural Center, Aerial Rendered View. Image Courtesy of TAG
Aerial Rendered View. Image Courtesy of TAG

Melike Altınışık and Gül Ertekin have shared with us their proposal for the İstanbul Gülsuyu Cemevi and Cultural Center Competition. Hosted by Maltepe Municipality of Istanbul, Turkey, the competition asked participants to design a religious and cultural complex for the Alevi population (a religious minority group practicing Islam) that can serve modern society’s needs and honor past culture.

Istanbul Community Market Competition Winners Announced

08:00 - 6 August, 2015
Istanbul Community Market Competition Winners Announced, Courtesy of Ctrl+Space
Courtesy of Ctrl+Space

Competition organizer Ctrl+Space has announced the winners of its Istanbul Community Market Ideas Competition, which sought culturally relevant designs for a marketplace to be located in central Istanbul, Turkey.

Out of 138 entries, 10 finalists were selected, three of which went on to win first, second, and third prizes, reflecting the best displays of the jury’s qualifications: communication efficiency, technical quality, aesthetic quality, functionality, and relation to context. See the three winning designs, after the break.

Monocle 24's 'Section D' Discusses Design and Architecture from Lebanon to Istanbul

04:00 - 10 June, 2015

This edition of Section D, Monocle 24's weekly review of design, architecture and craft, dives into Beirut Design Week exploring "what Lebanese designers can show the world." In this show Josh Fehnert examines why Domus have decided to start an academy in Milan, speaks to Dutch typographer Joep Pohlen about his ultimate type reference guide, and assesses some of the architectural similarities between Istanbul and London. While the likenesses are not immediately obvious, both cities are currently undergoing an unprecedented property boom. Istanbul, a city with no strategic masterplan, is growing fast and there are lessons to be learnt from London's comparatively porous urban realm.

Beatriz Colomina And Mark Wigley Appointed As Curators Of The 2016 Istanbul Design Biennial

11:05 - 28 May, 2015
Beatriz Colomina And Mark Wigley Appointed As Curators Of The 2016 Istanbul Design Biennial,  Mark Wigley and Beatriz Colomina. Image Courtesy of Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts
Mark Wigley and Beatriz Colomina. Image Courtesy of Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts

The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts have announced that internationally renowned architectural historian and theorist Beatriz Colomina and architectural historian, theorist, and critic Mark Wigley will curate the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial to be held in the summer of 2016. Colomina, a Professor of Architecture at Princeton University and curator of the recent Radical Pedagogies: Architectural Education in a Time of Disciplinary Instability exhibition (Lisbon Triennale, 2013; Venice Biennale 2014) will join Wigley, Professor and Dean Emeritus of Columbia University's GSAPP and renowned writer and curator, in helping to cement the biennial's international reputation.

Exhibition: ist-on situations

23:00 - 26 May, 2015
Exhibition: ist-on situations, 19th Century Istanbul. © Suna and Inan Kirac Foundation Photography Collection.
19th Century Istanbul. © Suna and Inan Kirac Foundation Photography Collection.

EAA- Emre Arolat Architects, a leading international architectural practice based in İstanbul and London, presents an exhibition exploring the urban histories of both cities. Through a two way, dual city approach the practice will reveal “situations” that unite and differentiate these two great cities at the east and west ends of Europe in their development. The exhibition covers a timeline beginning with the mid 19th century that shows key events or turning-points in the course of their stories respectively. The exhibition is curated by EAA - Emre Arolat Architects, in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Murat Güvenç from Istanbul City University and London-based Urban Planning & Development Consultant Ömer Çavuşoğlu.

What’s Behind Europe’s Grandiose Rebuilding?

05:00 - 8 May, 2015
What’s Behind Europe’s Grandiose Rebuilding?, Dresden's Baroque Frauenkirche was destroyed by Allied bombing in 1945, only to be revived in the same form in 2005
Dresden's Baroque Frauenkirche was destroyed by Allied bombing in 1945, only to be revived in the same form in 2005

Is there a growing nostalgia pervading attitudes to civic architecture in Europe? From Berlin's new Royal Palace on the River Spree to Turkey's rekindled fascination with their Ottoman heritage, architecture is becoming the medium of choice for exploring a city's roots and a people's past. In this post originally published by TheLong+Short, Feargus O'Sullivan investigates how many governments and developers have decided that the way to future lies in looking backwards.

Reading about Dubai’s Burj Khalifa in the German press, you’d be forgiven for thinking the building was in Leipzig, not the Middle East. “The tallest building in the world is so German,” said Der Spiegel when the tower opened in 2010. “The Burj Khalifa is an Ossi!" shouted Bild, using the common nickname for East Germans. The headlines were partly right: when East Germany’s old parliament building, the Palace of the Republic in Berlin, was demolished in 2006, several thousand tonnes of steel girders were stripped from its carcass and shipped to the Gulf for use in the construction of Burj Khalifa. 

Markafoni.com Headquarters / Habif Architecture

21:00 - 24 April, 2015
Markafoni.com Headquarters / Habif Architecture, © Gürkan Akay
© Gürkan Akay

© Gürkan Akay © Gürkan Akay © Gürkan Akay © Gürkan Akay +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    İstanbul, Turkey
  • Design Team

    Hakan Habif, Cagri Kaan Cetin
  • Area

    3500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Open Call: Istanbul Community Market Ideas Competition

19:00 - 29 March, 2015
Open Call: Istanbul Community Market Ideas Competition, Courtesy of CTRL+SPACE
Courtesy of CTRL+SPACE

CTRL+SPACE has launched its Istanbul 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

22:00 - 25 March, 2015
Selcuk Ecza Headquarters / Tabanlıoğlu Architects, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    İstanbul, Turkey
  • Architects in Charge

    Murat Tabanlıoğlu & Melkan Gürsel Tabanlıoğlu
  • Area

    22900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

NEF Primary School / CINICI Architects

23:00 - 3 March, 2015
NEF Primary School / CINICI Architects, © Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

© Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    İstanbul, Turkey
  • Architect in Charge

    Can Cinici
  • Area

    7284.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

AA Visiting School Istanbul: Cellular Re-Visions

19:30 - 26 February, 2015
AA Visiting School Istanbul: Cellular Re-Visions

AA Istanbul Visiting School is beginning an exciting collaboration with Istanbul 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

01:00 - 11 February, 2015
Savoy Ulus / Autoban, © Sergio Ghetti
© Sergio Ghetti

© Sergio Ghetti © Sergio Ghetti © Sergio Ghetti © Sergio Ghetti +16

NoXX Apartment / CM Architecture

01:00 - 3 February, 2015
NoXX Apartment / CM Architecture, © Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

© Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kuloğlu Mh., 34250 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Architect in Charge

    Cem Sorguc, Sezin Ergene, Elvan Cakıt, Tolga Yaglı, Amina Rezoug, Deniz Gezgin
  • Area

    128.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Kilic Ali Pasa Hamam / Cafer Bozkurt Architecture

01:00 - 22 January, 2015
Kilic Ali Pasa Hamam / Cafer Bozkurt Architecture, © Cengiz KARLIOVA
© Cengiz KARLIOVA

© Cengiz KARLIOVA © Cengiz KARLIOVA © Cengiz KARLIOVA © Cengiz KARLIOVA +38

Piri Reis Maritime University / Kreatif Architects

01:00 - 6 January, 2015
Piri Reis Maritime University  / Kreatif Architects, © Yercekim Photography-Omer Kanipak
© Yercekim Photography-Omer Kanipak

© Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Yercekim Photography-Omer Kanipak +81

GAD's Serra Gate on Display for Istanbul Design Week

00:00 - 22 November, 2014
GAD's Serra Gate on Display for Istanbul Design Week, © Alp Eren
© Alp Eren

GAD Architecture has installed their latest sculptural design, Serra Gate, in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, just in time for Istanbul 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.

2015 YAP Istanbul Modern Shortlist

00:00 - 18 November, 2014
2015 YAP Istanbul Modern Shortlist, 2013 YAP Istanbul Modern Winner: Sky Spotting Stop / SO?. Image © Muhsin Akgün; Courtesy of Istanbul Modern
2013 YAP Istanbul Modern 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.

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

00:00 - 18 November, 2014
Grimshaw Releases New Images of World's Largest Airport Terminal in Istanbul, Courtesy of Grimshaw
Courtesy of Grimshaw

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.

© MIR; Courtesy of Grimshaw Courtesy of Grimshaw Courtesy of Grimshaw © MIR; Courtesy of Grimshaw +6