The project is located in Kadıköy a district in the southern Asian side of Istanbul facing the sea of Marmara. The neighbourhood is a densely arranged of typical residential buildings that face each other in close proximity. The building is a residential tower which consists in10 floor above ground, with a permeable and open ground floor.
The facade is the result of a constant repetition of a module of wood panels alternating with prefabricated panels with rough textures. To these it overlaps a metal frame with horizontal and vertical elements which transmits to the exterior a subtle reading of the structure of the building, highlighting the horizontal plans and at the same time transmitting a greater vertical rush with the interposition of thin vertical elements.
This frame, thanks to a triangular section, is subtle and adds elegance and lightness to the building, while allowing the reading of the facade which is divided into a play of different colors and materials and is completed with the reflection and shine of the glass and metallic elements, giving vibration and movement to the building. The alternating arrangement and always variable openings on the sides, in accordance with the compose module, tends to break the regularity of the panels accentuating the whole movement.
The narrowest facade is the one which includes the living room and balconies looking out to sea; the large windows, free of visual obstructions allow a full view of the landscape and a roller-blade system in front of the windows allows protection from solar radiation in the hottest hours of the day.
Canan Şen Öztabak