SO? architecture wins young architect program in istanbul
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feb 27, 2013
SO? architecture wins young architect program in istanbul


‘sky spotting spot’ by SO? architecture
all images courtesy of SO? architecture

 

 

moma PS1 has recently expanded their annual young architects program from the original new york location tothe MAXXI museum in rome and now in
their newest branch at the istanbul modern. joining the ranks of the winners for the previous two international winners, CODA and bam!, turkish
practice SO? architecture has been announced the winner of the first young architects program international in istanbul.

 

located in the courtyard entrance next to the istanbul modern structure, the installation 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.

 

 


walkthrough
video © SO? architecture

 

 


chading the courtyard outside the istanbul modern

 

 


reflecting light at night as it swivels in the ground

 

 

 

 


istanbul modern venue

 

 

 

 


shading and reflecting characteristics during the night and day

 

 


(left) reflects sunlight during the day
(right) reflects ambient lighting onto courtyard

 

 


sections

 

 


(left) istanbul modern courtyard
(right) tire and net seating component

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