The project is located in Kadıköy a neighbourhood in the southern Asian side of Istanbul facing the sea of Marmara. The lot is directly connected to the long street Bağdat, a great road through the Asian side of the city and is a major route for social gathering and economic with many shops, restaurants and offices. The project includes a six floor residential building. The ground floor is completely commercial with large windows; while in the upper floors there are two apartments for each floor.
The idea is to give an order to the facade through the use of bronze string courses running along the whole building and, through an extrusion outward, generating a frame surrounding each floor. The facade is formed by a system of panels in bronze and wood and vertical elements that alternate each other according to a module that is repeated. The surface is not flat, but is moving in and out like a folding facade, giving a plastic effect, due to differences of shadows that change in every moment of the day.
Wood paneling alternate stretched metal mesh panels that give a sense of lightness and permeability of the building. Along the balconies there are sliding and folding panels made of wire mesh and perforated wood, which help to strengthen the effect of the movement of the façade, giving the ever-changing configurations. The facade fronting the street, to the southeast, hold the balconies and living areas of the apartments. Its appearance opened and permeable contrasts with the opposite side, which is made by fewer openings leaving most obvious the compositional formula of the project.
Canan Şen Öztabak