Zorlu Center / Emre Arolat Architects + Tabanlıoğlu Architects

01:00 - 12 June, 2014
Zorlu Center / Emre Arolat Architects + Tabanlıoğlu Architects, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

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

10 Fires That Changed Architecture Forever

01:00 - 30 May, 2014
10 Fires That Changed Architecture Forever, After being destroyed by fire and laying in ruins for 60 years, the Reichstag became a symbol of the new democracy in the 1990s with Norman Foster's renovation. Image © Flickr CC User Werner Kunz
After being destroyed by fire and laying in ruins for 60 years, the Reichstag became a symbol of the new democracy in the 1990s with Norman Foster's renovation. Image © Flickr CC User Werner Kunz

With no casualties, last week's fire at the Glasgow School of Art, which caused significant damage to parts of the building and gutted Charles Rennie Mackintosh's canonical library room, will be remembered as a tragic event that robbed us of one of the best examples of Art Nouveau of its time. The intention of the Glasgow School of Art is to restore the building in the hope that in generations to come, the fire will be all but forgotten, a strategy which has been largely well received by the profession. 

However, in the case of other fires things have not gone so smoothly: for millennia, fire has played a big role in determining the course of architectural history - by destroying precious artifacts, but often also by allowing something new to rise from the ashes. Read on after the break as we count down the top 10 fires that changed the course of architectural history.

10 Fires That Changed Architecture Forever The Hagia Sophia. Image © Flickr CC User Collin Key The Reichstag. Image © Flickr CC User Sebastian Niedlich Chicago. Image © Flickr CC User Brad Wilke +12

Ulus Savoy Residences / Emre Arolat Architects

01:00 - 25 May, 2014
Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects + Ertuğrul Morçöl + Selahattin Tüysüz
Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects + Ertuğrul Morçöl + Selahattin Tüysüz
  • Architects

  • Location

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Architect in Charge

    Gonca Paşolar, Kerem Piker, Deniz Kösemen, Zeki Samer, Serdar Sipahioğlu
  • Design Team

    Gülseren Gerede Tecim, Zeynep Yapar, Nesime Önel, Sezer Bahtiyar, Olcay Özten, Volkan Yağ, Özge Çağlayan, Hale Ikizler, Merve Yüksel, Süleyman Yıldız, Başak Tekin, Nida Pelin Üye, Sevim Uyan, Elif Ekim,Ertuğrul Morçöl, Selahattin Tüysüz
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects + Ertuğrul Morçöl + Selahattin Tüysüz

Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects + Ertuğrul Morçöl + Selahattin Tüysüz Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects + Ertuğrul Morçöl + Selahattin Tüysüz Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects + Ertuğrul Morçöl + Selahattin Tüysüz Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects + Ertuğrul Morçöl + Selahattin Tüysüz +33

Santral Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Arts / Emre Arolat Architects + NSMH

01:00 - 22 May, 2014
Santral Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Arts / Emre Arolat Architects + NSMH, © Emre Arolat Architects
© Emre Arolat Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Design Team

    Kerem Piker, Natali Tombak, Gani Turunç, Sezer Bahtiyar, Ertuğrul Morçöl, Orhun Ülgen, Esin Erez, Murat Yavuzoğlu, Serdar Tercan, Ufuk Berberoğlu, Gözde Sazak, Gülseren Gerede Tecim, Hale Ikizler
  • Area

    6800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

© Emre Arolat Architects © Emre Arolat Architects © Emre Arolat Architects © Emre Arolat Architects +43

Suyabatmaz Demirel Proposes Terraced Market Hall for Sultangazi  

01:00 - 20 May, 2014
Suyabatmaz Demirel Proposes Terraced Market Hall for Sultangazi  , Exterior View. Image © Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects
Exterior View. Image © Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects

A marketplace is typical for most Turkish city districts. They provide a point of cohesion for the community, acting as an economic hub, a landmark, and an impromptu park. In the rapidly developing Sultangazi district of Istanbul, however, such a public place has yet to be seen. To remedy this, Suyabatmaz Demirel Architects have recently proposed a combination market hall and car park for the middle of this populous residential area.

Eyüp Cultural Center and Marrıage Hall / Emre Arolat Architects

01:00 - 19 May, 2014
Eyüp Cultural Center and Marrıage Hall / Emre Arolat Architects, © Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden
  • Architects

  • Location

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Design Team

    Gonca Paşolar, Natali Tombak, Taner Arıkan, Neşet Arolat, Şaziment Arolat, Berke Debensason, Deniz Odabaşı, Deniz Kösemen, Ercan Yılmaz, Fulya Eliyatkın, Gülin Derman, Hande Bağcık, Hilay Erkin, Merve Yüksel, Olcay Özten, Seden Suataç , Senem Okşar, Sezer Bahtiyar, Sinan Serdaroğlu, Şafak Kızılırmak, Volkan Buluç Yağ
  • Interior Design

    EAA
  • Area

    6350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden +39

Sahibinden.com Office / Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects

01:00 - 15 May, 2014
Sahibinden.com Office / Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects, © Emre Dörter
© Emre Dörter
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bostancı, 34920 Kadıköy/Istanbul Province, Turkey
  • Design Team

    İ. Kerem Erginoğlu, Hasan C. Çalışlar, Emre Erenler, Türkan Yılmaz, Ayşe Selin Gürel, Ülkücan Turhan, Quentin Gaucher, Ezgi Sönmez, Niyazi Külahlı,İsmail Serdar Demir
  • Area

    5000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Details Emerge on World’s Largest Airport Terminal in Istanbul

01:00 - 10 April, 2014
Details Emerge on World’s Largest Airport Terminal in Istanbul, © MIR
© MIR

Grimshaw, Nordic Office of Architecture (Oslo) and Haptic Architects (London) have released details on what is expected to be the world’s busiest airport terminal: Istanbul Grand Airport. Planned for the Black Sea coast, just 35 kilometers outside the city, the six-runway development, masterplanned by Arup, will serve as a modern gateway to Istanbul and Turkey. 

The first of the project’s four phases is slated for completion in 2018 and will serve 90 million passengers per year. Once all phases are complete, the airport’s capacity will expand to over 150 million annual passengers, making it the world’s largest airport terminal under a single roof. 

“The Istanbul Grand Airport will be a modern, highly functional airport, with a unique sense of space,” described Nordic. “The airport is inspired by what makes Istanbul great: a large-scale, heaving metropolis with millennia of history, stunning architecture, both new and old, and a richness in color, patterns and quality of light.”

Trump Cadde / GAD

01:00 - 9 April, 2014
Trump Cadde / GAD, © Alp Eren
© Alp Eren
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bereketzade Mh., Galata Tower, 34200 Beyoğlu/Istanbul Province, Turkey
  • Architectural Project & Design

    Gokhan Avcioglu & GAD
  • Project Team

    Jonas Kirsch, Derya Arpaç, Tahsin İnanici, Gökşen Güngör
  • Area

    1040.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Alp Eren © Alp Eren © Alp Eren © Alp Eren +51

Venice Biennale 2014: Turkey to Explore "Places of Memory" in Istanbul

00:00 - 13 March, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: Turkey to Explore "Places of Memory" in Istanbul, Places of Memory / Hafiza Mekanlari. Image © Ali Taptik
Places of Memory / Hafiza Mekanlari. Image © Ali Taptik

The İstanbul Foundation for Culture and Art (İKSV) has announced Turkey’s first-ever participation in the Venice Architecture Biennale: “Places of Memory.” Comprised of the work of five contemporary Turkish artists, and curated by architect Murat Tabanlıoğlu, the pavilion will aim to illustrate how a variety of 20th century architectural styles eventually evolved into a singe style throughout most of the contemporary world. 

Ziya Imren Wins Competition for Instanbul's Beykoz School Complex

01:00 - 8 February, 2014
Ziya Imren Wins Competition for Instanbul's Beykoz School Complex, © Ziya Imren Architects
© Ziya Imren Architects

Ziya İmren Architects has recently won an invited competition for the design of the Beykoz School complex in Istanbul. The firm’s winning proposal distinguished itself by embedding its layout within the steep site’s natural surrounding and organizing school as a “cascading” hierarchy of spaces. 

Ziraat Bank Headquarters / KPF

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
Ziraat Bank Headquarters / KPF, © KPF
© KPF

KPF has unveiled what will be their first project in Turkey: a pair of 40- and 46-story towers that will serve as the new headquarters for the country’s largest and oldest financial institution. The Ziraat Bank Headquarters will be the centerpiece of the new Istanbul International Financial Centre (IIFF), encompassing over 400,000-square-meters of office space and inspired by the site’s rich architectural context. 

CTHB Law Office / Salon Architects

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
CTHB Law Office / Salon Architects, © Büşra Yeltekin
© Büşra Yeltekin
  • Architects

  • Location

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Design

    Alper Derinboğaz, Melike Altınışık
  • Team

    Samim Magriso, Gül Ertekin, Ayda Agaoglu
  • Application

    Yeditepe Aral Yapı
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Büşra Yeltekin © Büşra Yeltekin © Büşra Yeltekin © Büşra Yeltekin +15

Grimshaw to Design World’s Largest Terminal in Istanbul

00:00 - 15 October, 2013
Grimshaw to Design World’s Largest Terminal in Istanbul, Istanbul. Image Courtesy of Grimshaw
Istanbul. Image Courtesy of Grimshaw

Following a competitive interview process Grimshaw, in partnership with Nordic Office of Architecture, has been appointed by the Turkish consortium of Cengiz, Mapa, Limak, Kolin and Kalyon to design the terminal complex for Istanbul New Airport

Located on the Black Sea coast, some 35km outside of Istanbul, the ambitious six-runway development, masterplanned by Arup, will be delivered in four phases. The first phase will open in 2019 and aims to serve 90 million passengers per year. This will increase to 150 million passengers per annum once fully complete. The new airport will include the world’s largest airport terminal, with a gross floor area close to one million square meters.

Arkimeet 2013: Architects meet in Istanbul

00:00 - 18 September, 2013
Arkimeet 2013: Architects meet in Istanbul

Arkitera Architecture Center is an independent architecture center that has been dedicated to sustain a better architectural practice, enhance the architectural culture and to raise the architectural quality in Turkey.

ARKIMEET, one of the brands created by Arkitera Architectural Center, is developed as the most significant meeting platform among the architects in Turkey. With the motto "ARCHITECTS MEET in ISTANBUL", the event will comprise national and international conferences, panels and award ceremonies to honor individuals and institutions which contribute to the improvement of the urban quality. In addition to these activities and awards, it is aimed to provide opportunities to establish one-to-one connections among the participants and providing appropriate meeting occasions.

This year speakers include Julien de SmedtDurmuş DilekçiAnne Marie Galmstrup, and Josep Lluis Mateo among others.

Complete information after the break.

Turks Paint Public Walkways in Protest

00:00 - 8 September, 2013
Turks Paint Public Walkways in Protest, Courtesy of Twitter User durmusbeyin
Courtesy of Twitter User durmusbeyin

Last June we covered some of the anti-government protests that were taking Turkey by storm - but the Turks are still making headlines! Last week, one Istanbul resident decided to paint a derelict public stair only to find it hastily covered up by government workers. In an act of “guerilla beautification” and silent protest, people across Turkey have once again taken to the streets to paint their stairs and public walkways in rainbow colors. For the full story, check out this article on The Lede by Robert Mackey.

Litterfall Social and Cultural Center Competition Entry / Ziya Imren Architects

01:00 - 4 August, 2013
Litterfall Social and Cultural Center Competition Entry / Ziya Imren Architects, © Vizarch.Cz / Petra Grísová, Josef Veselý, Vratislav Zíka
© Vizarch.Cz / Petra Grísová, Josef Veselý, Vratislav Zíka

The main idea for the Litterfall Social and Cultural Center was to create a space and atmosphere where people come together to share their ideas, talk, sing, paint, dance and create a social and cultural life to illuminate their own daily life. Designed by Ziya Imren Architects, this small scale building typology is a very important to the culture of Istanbul, since it offers a comfortable place, where people can feel themselves at home and contribute to their own artworks. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Varyap Merıdıan H Block / MTF Proje

01:00 - 26 July, 2013
Varyap Merıdıan H Block / MTF Proje, Courtesy of MTF Proje
Courtesy of MTF Proje
  • Architects

  • Location

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Architectural Project

    Dome Mimarlık
  • Design Team

    Derya Ekim Öztepe, Ozan Öztepe, Deniz Ekim Çubukçu, Betül Karanfil
  • Owner

    Varyap Varlıbaşlar
  • Interior Project

    Habif Mimarlık
  • Statical Project

    Yapı Teknik
  • Electrical Project

    Esan Mühendislik
  • Mechanical Project

    GN Mühendislik
  • Landscape Project

    DS Mimarlık
  • Area

    12660.27 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of MTF Proje

Courtesy of MTF Proje Courtesy of MTF Proje Courtesy of MTF Proje Courtesy of MTF Proje +18