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Cantilevered Visitor Center by Fabric.a Overlooks Botan Valley

10:00 - 14 July, 2019
Cantilevered Visitor Center by Fabric.a Overlooks Botan Valley, © Fabric.a Architects
© Fabric.a Architects

The Botan Valley in eastern Turkey has been attracting thousands of tourists annually due to its unique rock formations and canyon-like topography.

ONZ Repurpose Abandoned Stadium into Urban Park with Cultural Hub

06:00 - 14 July, 2019
ONZ Repurpose Abandoned Stadium into Urban Park with Cultural Hub, © ONZ Architects
© ONZ Architects

Antakya Atatürk Stadium of Hatay, Turkey, was originally built in 1950 but closed recently due to its inability to meet growing demand. In a new public project titled Green Wings, ONZ Architects aim to transform this former urban center into a new park with a cultural hub.

Studio Vertebra Designs Science Center and Technology Park for Turkey

05:00 - 1 July, 2019
Studio Vertebra Designs Science Center and Technology Park for Turkey, Naci Topcuoglu Science Centre. Image Courtesy of Studio Vertebra
Naci Topcuoglu Science Centre. Image Courtesy of Studio Vertebra

Istanbul-based Studio Vertebra has designed a new science center and technology park in Gaziantep, Turkey. Called the Naci Topcuoglu Science Centre, the project was made to add value to the region with a sustainable, holistic and integrated approach to architecture and landscape design. Located in one of the developing regions of the city, the project is made with a "planetarium orb" at its center.

SO? Unveils Prototype Floating Emergency Structure in Istanbul

09:00 - 4 January, 2019
SO? Unveils Prototype Floating Emergency Structure in Istanbul, © SO?
© SO?

Istanbul-based practice SO? have designed and built a prototype floating structure for post-earthquake relief. “Fold&Float” is formed of a light, foldable steel structure specifically designed for emergency situations.

New Photographs Released of Istanbul's Futuristic Supertall TV and Radio Tower

14:30 - 3 October, 2018
New Photographs Released of Istanbul's Futuristic Supertall TV and Radio Tower, Çamlıca TV and Radio Tower. Image Courtesy of MIR
Çamlıca TV and Radio Tower. Image Courtesy of MIR

Turkish practice Melike Altinisik Architects have released new photos of Istanbul's futuristic 369 meter-tall Çamlıca TV and Radio Tower. The new telecommunications tower will replace several outdated structures currently in use and support an estimated 125 broadcasting transmitters. Designed for the Ministry of Transportation and Communication, the project is currently under construction, and the new photos showcase the tower's ongoing progress. The project is set to become the tallest tower in Istanbul.

"A School of Schools": Interview with Jan Boelen, Curator of the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial

02:00 - 3 October, 2018
"A School of Schools": Interview with Jan Boelen, Curator of the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial

Design, in all forms, is a fundamental part of our daily lives; it's even at the core of the new economy. As a result, design education is such an important topic for discussion that design curator and educator Jan Boelen puts at the center of the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial.

Project Design Group's Spa Resort to be Partially Lost in the Turkish Landscape

08:00 - 15 September, 2018
Project Design Group's Spa Resort to be Partially Lost in the Turkish Landscape, © Project Design Group
© Project Design Group

Project Design Group has released details of their KentPlus YALOVA Wellness SPA Resort in Armutlu, Turkey. Situated in an idyllic, hilly region with sweeping sea views, the masterplan seeks to “enable residents to re-establish contact with nature” through buildings “partially lost” in the landscape.

The World's Oldest Piece of Architecture Tells a New Story About How Civilization Developed

06:00 - 28 August, 2018
The World's Oldest Piece of Architecture Tells a New Story About How Civilization Developed,  via flickr user tonynetone. Licensed under CC BY 2.0
via flickr user tonynetone. Licensed under CC BY 2.0

Located in south-east Turkey, the 11,000-year-old Göbekli Tepe is considered to be the world’s oldest temple, greatly surpassing England’s Stonehenge, and the Egyptian pyramids. The ancient site, awarded Unesco World Heritage status in July 2018, predates pottery, writing, and the wheel, leading archaeologists such as its discoverer Klaus Schmidt to ask if Göbekli Tepe may, in fact, be not only the world’s first piece of architecture but a crucial catalyst for the onset of settled societies.

This Photographer Captures the Rainbow Architecture of Istanbul

08:00 - 28 July, 2018
This Photographer Captures the Rainbow Architecture of Istanbul

When we think of Istanbul, opulent mosques and bustling bazaars often come to mind. Architect and photographer Yener Torur focuses on a different side of the city, targeting lesser-known neighborhoods to capture stunning images of a hidden, rainbow-colored Turkey.

"Vardiya (the Shift)": The Turkish Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale

01:00 - 21 June, 2018
"Vardiya (the Shift)": The Turkish Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale, © Emre Dorter
© Emre Dorter

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage, we present the completed Turkish Pavilion. To read the initial proposal, refer to our previously published posts, "Turkey's Entry to the 2018 Venice Biennale to Offer Space for Creative Encounter" and “Turkish Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale to Host a Series of Student Workshops

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