rendering of ‘çamlica residences’ by aytaç architects overlooking the bosphorousimage © moka studio





turkish architecture firm aytac architects has found a balance between a hillside site overlooking the bosphorous strait and the usual typology of istanbul housing blocks with their design for the ‘çamlica residences’. in response to the dynamic landscape, each building is composed of modular bars that have been bent along the contour lines of the site’s topography and folded and deformed in section. the result is a variety of complex interior and exterior spaces for social interaction among the residents. terraced landscaping allows the buildings to integrate into their site like jigsaw puzzle pieces while providing ample parking below ground. the terraced design also takes advantage of the expansive water front views and the european side of istanbul with the galata tower and sultanahmet. the variety of forms and combinations of the modules for these multilevel houses create a social village in a dynamic urban landscape suitable for wide range of family types and users. 

aytac architects: camlica residences in istanbul, turkeydaytime rendering of the housing projectimage © moka studio

aytac architects: camlica residences in istanbul, turkeyrendering of stepped çamlica residences at nightimage © moka studio

aytac architects: camlica residences in istanbul, turkey

the site plan reveals the bent masses of the compleximage © aytaç architects

aytac architects: camlica residences in istanbul, turkey

the stepped site informed the bent shape of the volumes© aytaç architects



project info:


project: çamlıca residencesprogram: housinglocation: istanbul, turkeystart of planning: june 2012architect: aytaç architectsproject team: alper aytaç (principle), çağlar yazıcı, zeynal yeter, fabio rosa, sebla arslanlandscape architect: gülşen aytaçproject area: 29621 m2, gross floor area: 15483 m2; parking and services: 7992 m2