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  7. İpera 25 / Alataş Architecture & Consulting

İpera 25 / Alataş Architecture & Consulting

  • 01:00 - 10 November, 2012
İpera 25 / Alataş Architecture & Consulting
İpera 25 / Alataş Architecture & Consulting, © Gürkan Akay
© Gürkan Akay

© Gürkan Akay © Gürkan Akay © Gürkan Akay © Ali Bekman + 38

Text description provided by the architects. Located in the historic and protected district of Istanbul’s Galata, Ipera is a 10 flat building that goes beyond the conventional codes of the area.

© Gürkan Akay
© Gürkan Akay

Respecting the current architectural fabric, infrastructure, natural conditions, climate and sun movements, and developing socio-economic conditions of the area, the project prepared by the architect Ahmet Alataş for the 1000 m2 large building is built around a design that uses today’s technology to offer new solutions to respond to well-known architectural problems.

© Gürkan Akay
© Gürkan Akay

To describe it simply, the building is constructed around two blind walls made of fine concrete and a glass façade and wooden shell that cover the fully transparent living quarters.

© Ali Bekman
© Ali Bekman

Perceived as a giant blind façade from an angle, the wooden surface can be seen as a tulle curtain that filters the light and works as an element that controls the sunlight .

© Ali Bekman
© Ali Bekman

The building is made of fine reinforced concrete built around steel an concrete elements that are used in a composite manner.

Courtesy of Alataş Architecture & Consulting
Courtesy of Alataş Architecture & Consulting

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Cite: "İpera 25 / Alataş Architecture & Consulting" 10 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/291739/ipera-25-alatas-architecture-consulting/> ISSN 0719-8884
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