Projects > Apartman Bomonti
- Istanbul, Turkey
- Client: Extensa
- Size: 20,000sqm / 250,000sqft
- Services: Architecture
The studio’s first residential block in Istanbul represents a new interpretation of the traditional Istanbul city block, offering a contextual response to each side of the building.
The east elevation adopts a 'formal' response to the surrounding streets, stacking the apartments with a vertical emphasis to form bays which approximate townhouses.
The west elevation faces an organic market and a more 'informal' effect was achieved by grouping the windows horizontally and including 100 sliding louvres.
Randomised balconies also respond to the spirit of the market place they face. The building has a number of retail units at street level, accommodating specialist food shops adjacent to the organic market.
Nominee: Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2013