Architect Yener Torun Documents Contemporary Istanbul on Instagram

Architect Yener Torun Documents Contemporary Istanbul on Instagram


"Istanbul is exotic and modern," says architect Yener Torun, who has spent the last year documenting Istanbul's most contemporary and brightly colored spaces on Instagram. "It is funny, because my photos of Istanbul do not really look like Istanbul. And that is what I exactly wanted to do - to show a different site of the city, a side that was never focused on."

Critiquing Istanbul's recent explosion of growth and "bad" architecture, Torun set out to discover the city's lesser known, brightly colored spaces that have had a positive influence on day-to-day life. Now with nearly 40,000 followers, his quest is proving to have an affect and is inspiring him to spread his explorations beyond Istanbul to Ankara, Bursa, Izmir and Kocaeli.

See a selection of Torun's images, after the break.


[Standardization] You might recognize this wall from one of my older pics. In this one Gamze is doing some weird stuff with this colorful facade. But it seems like she falls a little short on budget :)

Lonely Boy (a.k.a. +10)

[Intersection] Hey guys! Meet my good friend Gamze @gamzecakilci . She was in town last week and we did some shootings at weird locations like this one. I'd like to thank her for her cooperation, coherence and (of course) patience :D it was fun

The Applicant pt.3 [Black & White]

[Determination] Let me introduce you another good friend of mine: Ismail @ipcha. Last weekend we took some pictures together and it was really fun. In this one he is waiting for the elevator that will never come :)

Yours Truly Color-Magnet

Follow Torun on Instagram, here.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Architect Yener Torun Documents Contemporary Istanbul on Instagram" 02 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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