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Istanbul: The Latest Architecture and News

Antik Dantel HQ / Zemberek Design

© İbrahim Özbunar© İbrahim Özbunar© İbrahim Özbunar© İbrahim Özbunar+ 45

  • Architects: Zemberek Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  6000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

The Turkish Pavilion at the 2021 Venice Biennale Explores Climate Change through a Renewed Architectural Imagination

Titled "Architecture as Measure", the Turkish pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, seeks to explore what and how architecture can contribute to the environment in the light of the current climate crisis, beyond technological dependence. Curated by Neyran Turan, the pavilion will be on display at the country's long-term venue, the Sale d’Armi, Arsenale from May 22nd to November 21st, 2021.

© NEMESTUDIO and the Pavilion of Turkey© NEMESTUDIO and the Pavilion of Turkey© NEMESTUDIO and the Pavilion of Turkey© NEMESTUDIO and the Pavilion of Turkey+ 14

Theodosius Cistern Entrance Building / Cafer Bozkurt Architecture

Courtesy of Cafer BozkurtCourtesy of Cafer BozkurtCourtesy of Cafer BozkurtCourtesy of Cafer Bozkurt+ 20

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  440
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: RHEINZINK, Daikin, SISECAM, AKE, CUHADAROGLU, +2

Ulupinar Textile Headquarters Showroom / Zemberek Design

© Ibrahim Ozbunar© Ibrahim Ozbunar© Ibrahim Ozbunar© Ibrahim Ozbunar+ 44

  • Architects: Zemberek Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1070
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2021
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Jotun

MAA Unveils New Images of Istanbul's Futuristic Supertall TV and Radio Tower

Melike Altınışık Architects - MAA has just revealed more details and interior images of Istanbul's futuristic 369 meter-tall TV and Radio Tower. Photographed by London-based architectural photography studio NAARO, the new landmark structure has started its main telecommunication functions in November 2020. It is expected to open its doors to public use in late spring 2021.

© NAARO© NAARO© NAARO© NAARO+ 18

Meltem Beach & Rooms / TheCATWORK

Courtesy of TheCATWORKCourtesy of TheCATWORKCourtesy of TheCATWORKCourtesy of TheCATWORK+ 33

İstanbul, Turkey
  • Architects: TheCATWORK
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: SISECAM, Asaş, Caris, Cata, Creavit, +2

5th Istanbul Design Biennial Opens to the Public

The 5th Istanbul Design Biennial has opened to the public, both digitally and physically. Curated by Mariana Pestana with Sumitra Upham and Billie Muraben, the Biennial brings together different formats of display under the theme Empathy Revisited. The biennial launches with interventions in a range of exhibition venues, outdoor spaces in Istanbul and digital platforms.

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Özyeğin University Faculty of Architecture and Design / ARK-itecture

© Ibrahim Ozbunar© Ibrahim Ozbunar© Ibrahim Ozbunar© Ibrahim Ozbunar+ 28

İstanbul, Turkey

Arter Museum / Grimshaw

© Quintin Lake© Quintin Lake© Quintin Lake© Quintin Lake+ 33

  • Architects: Grimshaw
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  17050
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Dinesen, Fibrobeton, Microstation, Robert McNeel & Associates

5th Istanbul Design Biennial Announces Participants and New Dates

New details have been released on the 5th Istanbul Design Biennial. Curated by Mariana Pestana with Sumitra Upham and Billie Muraben, the Biennial aims to open on October 15, 2020. A new structure will bring together different formats of display under the theme Empathy Revisited, and the designs will include interventions in a range of exhibition venues, outdoor spaces and digital platforms.

İyziPark Office Complex / Ahmet Alatas Workshop

© Ali Bekman© Ali Bekman© Ali Bekman© Ali Bekman+ 49

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  8000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Kasso, Nurus, Rhino, Trimble Navigation

Marmara Forum Cloud Playground / Carve

© Asli Dayioglu© Asli Dayioglu© Asli Dayioglu© Asli Dayioglu+ 40

  • Architects: Carve
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  400
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

A Psychiatric Hospital and an Alternative Public Workspace: 10 Unbuilt Projects Submitted by our Readers

Focusing on competition entries, this week’s curated selection of the best-unbuilt architecture from our readers' submissions, highlights projects from across the globe, presented part of international contests. Some are winners, some are not but all of the featured schemes have an intriguing conceptual approach, and a different story to tell.

Tackling diverse programming, the entries include an urban public housing proposal in South Korea, the Dianju Village Library in China and a new Future-Oriented Neighborhood in Finland combining urban and sustainable living. Moreover, the article showcases rare and unconventional functions like a hospital for psychiatry & neurological diseases in Turkey and an intervention on a famed Oscar Niemeyer site.

Open Call: Taksim Urban Design Competition

“Istanbul Is Yours” is the main principle as the Istanbul Metropolitan
Municipality announces a series of urban design competitions for the public
spaces of the city, prioritizing a participatory approach at every stage of the
process. Public spaces must be lively, accessible, free, cheerful, peaceful and
secure places where people can breathe and form democratic and social
relationships. The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality will shape the design
principles of Istanbul’s public spaces by consulting stakeholders, and listening
to the needs and views of the people of the city at events organized under the
theme “Istanbul Regains Its Public Spaces”.

In addition to these participatory works carried out for each of

Petrol Ofisi Headquarters / Lagranja Design

© Ali Bekman© Ali Bekman© Ali Bekman© Ali Bekman+ 30

  • Architects: Lagranja Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  8400
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Akdo, EGE, Kale, Lagranja, Scheucher, +10

Petra Coffeebar / GEO_ID

© Emre Dörter© Emre Dörter© Emre Dörter© Emre Dörter+ 11

Istanbul, Turkey
  • Architects: GEO_ID
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  46
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Adobe, Coffee Equipment- Modbar, Corona, Lighting Consultant- Ali Berkman, +1