Mi’Costa Hotel Residences / Dilekci Architects

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Architects: Dilekci Architects
Location: Boyalık Mh., Boyalık Muhtarlığı, 35937 /İzmir,
Architect In Charge: Durmus Dilekci
Area: 10085.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Özgür Arı

Kilic Ali Pasa Hamam / Cafer Bozkurt Architecture


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

Konya City Stadium / Bahadır Kul Architects

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Architects: Bahadır Kul Architects
Location: Konya Province,
Area: 90000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Ket Kolektif, Konya Metropolitan Municipality

Maxx Royal Kemer Hotel / Baraka Architects

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Architects: Baraka Architects
Location: 07980 , Turkey
Area: 100000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Baraka Architects

2015 YAP Istanbul Modern Shortlist

2013 YAP Modern Winner: Sky Spotting Stop / SO?. Image © Muhsin Akgün; Courtesy of 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),  (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.

Tobb Etü Technology Center / A Architectural Design

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Architects: A Architectural Design
Location: /Ankara Province,
Photographs: Fethi Mağara

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 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 Province, Turkey
Design Team: Başak Emrence, Şafak Emrence, Ece Ilgın Avcı
Area: 250.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Şafak Emrence

Trendyol Headquarters / Habif Architecture

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Architects: Habif Architecture
Location: 34200 Maslak/ Province, Turkey
Area: 6000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Gürkan Akay

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

Şışhane Park / SANALarc

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Architects: SANALarc
Location: Bereketzade Mh., Büyük Hendek Caddesi No:50, 34200 Beyoğlu/ Province, Turkey
Design Team: Orkun Beydagi, Cibeles Sanchez Llupart, Leo Pollor, Begüm Öner
Architecture And Urban Design: , Murat Sanal, Alexis Sanal
Area: 30000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Olivve Wimmer

Argul Weave / BINAA + Smart-Architecture

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Architects: BINAA , Smart-Architecture
Location: , 16000 /Bursa Province, Turkey
Architect In Charge: Burak Pekoglu
Area: 4500.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Thomas Mayer , Burak Pekoglu

The Woman Architect Who Specialises In Mosques

Dome of the Sakirin Mosque, . Image © ZF Design

As part of ’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.”

A mosque isn’t for a certain type of person, or certain type of area. It’s supposed to be used by anyone and everyone.

Sakirin Mosque, Istanbul. Image © ZF Design
Place of worship, Sakirin Mosque, Istanbul. Image © ZF Design

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Yalıkavak Palmarina / Emre Arolat Architects

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Architects: Emre Arolat Architects
Location: 48000 Bodrum,
Design Team: İbrahim Anıl Biçer, Deniz Kösemen, Makbule Yıldırım, Buket Katı
Responsible Architects: Emre Arolat, Gonca Paşolar, Rıfat Yılmaz, Leyla Kori
Area: 8200.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects