In the international design competition for Yenikapı Transfer Point and Archaeo-Park Area in Istanbul, Turkey, three First Prizes have been announced this week. The jury selected the top project teams Eisenmann Architects/Aytaç Architects, Atelye 70/Francesco Cellini/Insula Architettura E Ingegneria, and Cafer Bozkurt Architects/Mecanoo Architects from nine shortlisted teams, including MVRDV and other international firms. — bustler.net
Even though Özcan’s photographs do not contain a single human figure, we cannot talk about the absence of the subject. All these images are stamped by the shadow of the subject who has temporarily or permanently left. -Özgür Özakın — Istanbul Fading
Istanbul’s evocative skyline is set to be capped by a new peak, as architects on Wednesday unveiled plans to build a tower almost 300 meters high, which will rival the highest buildings in Europe.
Scotland-based architectural firm RMJM’s office in Dubai said that it received planning approval for “Metropol Istanbul,” a vast 500,000 square meter project, which includes three towers, a 30,000 square meter public shopping mall, offices and luxury apartments. — blogs.wsj.com
Games gurus and architects have much in common: both design the movement of people through space. Assassin's Creed: Revelations, set in 16th-century Constantinople, writes that similarity large.
To furnish the video-game's levels with verisimilitude, art director Raphael Lacoste and mission design director Falko Poiker turned draftsmen. They made a research trip to the city (today's Istanbul) to collect images that could be turned into computer graphics. — wired.co.uk
Architects in 2009 described Istanbul’s downtown neighborhood of Tarlabaşı as an unsafe place for children -- a district whose destruction and reconstruction would be in the interest of its residents.
Few dispute that Tarlabaşı is run-down and that many of its residents live below the poverty line. But the congested neighborhood is also one of the few remaining places in the city center where there is affordable housing for the urban poor. — eurasianet.org
Panaroma is a public art which criticize the lack of public space and the confused function of the few open/green spaces in İstanbul.
Art Project by Andreas Fogarasi. Project architect & construction supervision by Alper Derinboğaz. — Salon2
The installation is planned to move inside Istanbul every 3 months as follows: Kadıköy, Beşiktaş, Levent, Eminönü. Therefore the structure needed to be built in manner to be easily transportable as it was going to visit important public spaces in Istanbul. In order...
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