* Residential Architecture: İpera 25 Residence by Alataş Architecture & Consulting
Posted by the editors on Monday, 12 November 2012
Residential Architecture: İpera 25 Residence by Alataş Architecture & Consulting: “..Located in the historic and protected district of Istanbul, Turkey’s Galata, Ipera is a 10 flat building that goes beyond the conventional codes of the area..Respecting the current architectural fabric, infrastructure, natural conditions, climate and sun movements, and developing socio-economic conditions of the area, the project prepared by the architect Ahmet Alataş for the 1000 m2 large building is built around a design that uses today’s technology to offer new solutions to respond to well-known architectural problems..To describe it simply, the building is constructed around two blind walls made of fine concrete and a glass façade and wooden shell that cover the fully transparent living quarters..Perceived as a giant blind façade from an angle, the wooden surface can be seen as a tulle curtain that filters the light and works as an element that controls the sunlight..The building is made of fine reinforced concrete built around steel and concrete elements that are used in a composite manner..” Extensive glazing, natural, filterable light, wood screens; interesting form and interior volumes..
image: © Gürkan Akay; article: Cifuentes , Fabian . “İpera 25 / Alataş Architecture & Consulting” 10 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/291739>