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“Serra Gate” salutes to Taksim Square protests in Istanbul, will tour city in 2015

Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014
Nodding to the Taksim Square political protests in May 2013, the Serra Gate installation by Istanbul practice GAD Architecture artistically interprets and also invites passers-by to examine the influence of urban interventions in the public realm. Serra Gate, which was inspired by the large-scale sculptures…

A preview of “The Future Is Not What It Used To Be”, the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial

Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014
In the upcoming 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial, "The Future Is Not What It Used To Be" questions the role of design, its relationship to society, and how it can potentially bring change. Curated by Zoë Ryan and spanning all five floors of the Galata Greek Primary School…

MoMA’s “Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities” to launch Oct. 26

Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2013
MoMA will launch the first workshop for "Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities" starting Saturday, Oct. 26 at MoMA PS1 in New York City. In this workshop series, six interdisciplinary teams will propose innovative ways of how to perceive urban growth as a response…

Gezi Park Monument by Studio Vural

Posted: Monday, July 22, 2013
New York-based Turkish architect Selim Vural, founder of architecture and interior design firm Studio Vural, has shared with us his design for a Gezi Park Monument. The memorial commemorates the recent protests on Istanbul's Taksim Square against the planned construction of a shopping mall in place of…

YAP Istanbul Modern Finalist Entry by ONZ Architects

Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Earlier this month, the installation Sky Spotting Stop had been chosen as the first-ever YAP Istanbul Modern winner in conjunction with the Young Architects Programs at MoMA PS1 in New York, MAXXI in Rome and the cultural organization CONSTRUCTO in Santiago, Chile. Here is now…

SO? Architecture and Ideas wins first-ever YAP Istanbul Modern

Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2013
With the winners of the New York and Rome editions of the Young Architects Program (YAP) already unveiled, the first-ever YAP Istanbul Modern winner has now also been selected: the temporary installation Sky Spotting Stop by young design firm SO? Architecture and Ideas reached the…

Audi Urban Future Award 2012 Goes to Höweler + Yoon Architecture

Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Eric Höweler and J. Meejin Yoon of Boston firm Höweler + Yoon Architecture are the winners of the Audi Urban Future Award 2012. The team won with the project "Shareway," a proposal calling for the reinvention of the Boston-Washington, D.C., metropolitan region called Boswash. The Audi Urban…

Three Entries Share First Prize in Istanbul’s Yenikapı Design Competition

Posted: Friday, April 13, 2012
In the international design competition for Yenikapı Transfer Point and Archaeo-Park Area in Istanbul, Turkey, three First Prizes have been announced this week. The jury selected the top project teams Eisenmann Architects/Aytaç Architects, Atelye 70/Francesco Cellini/Insula Architettura…

Nuvist Architecture & Design’s Entry to Izmir Opera House Competition

Posted: Sunday, September 05, 2010
Istanbul-based outfit Nuvist Architecture & Design have shared with us their entry to the Izmir Opera House Competition.

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2008
Via Turkish Daily News: The Zorlu Group has begun the final stages of a competition among architecture firms for the building of the Zorlu Center, to be built on the Highway Field in Istanbul, which the group purchased for $800 million in a March 2007…

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