SO? architecture debut sky spotting stop at istanbul modern
jul 02, 2013
SO? architecture debut sky spotting stop at istanbul modern


SO? architects debut sky spotting stop at istanbul modern
image © muhsin akgün
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the first manifestation of young architects program in turkey, an extension of the well regarded MoMA PS1 program, has debuted in istanbul modern. ‘sky spotting stop’ by local firm SO? architects is located in the courtyard entrance next to the museum and features a series of posts holding round mirrored disks high above the ground that reflect the scenery below and create dancing shadows during the day. the posts are floating in the bosphorus below the ground plane where the river’s waterline reaches under the courtyard space, constantly swaying the shades that create a playful scene of shadows and reflections of light during the day and night, a reflection of the kinetic energy in the river that provided so many important resources for the city.


installation view next to istanbul modern
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image © muhsin akgün


SO? architects debut sky spotting stop at istanbul modern with the bosphorus as its backdrop
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mirrored canopies reflect the surroundings
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image © muhsin akgün

 


from the underside of the reflective canopies
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SO? architects debut sky spotting stop at istanbul modern
image © muhsin akgün

 


image © muhsin akgün

 


image © muhsin akgün

 


SO? architects debut sky spotting stop at istanbul modern
image © muhsin akgün


image © muhsin akgün
 


image © muhsin akgün
 


enjoying the view…
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SO? architects include planters and seating for people to sit down and relax
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reflections onto the istanbul modern
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the installation by night
image © muhsin akgün

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