According to the morphology of the site, a steep sloping terrain located in a changing district of Istanbul, we decided to design a complex organism that combines residential functions and public structures. The wireframe is the matrix that generates the structural load-bearing parts as well as the residential variety, giving a precise and clear rule to the whole environment, as if it were a deep energy that allows buildings to grow spontaneously and independently.
The grid is the key element with which we decided to frame the relationship between spaces: public and semi-public structures are organized along a covered path, which crosses and connects buildings at different levels. This complexity, allowed by the natural slope of the ground, also plays a role in defining the facades.
Location: Istanbul – Turkey
Year: Masterplan and Architectural Design 2017
Area: 85.000 sqm
Design Partner: Arch. Francesco de Felice
Consultant: Dome Asia