GAD: gtk gokturk residences, istanbul
 
GAD: gtk gokturk residences, istanbul
feb 08, 2010

GAD: gtk gokturk residences, istanbul

GAD: gtk gokturk residences, istanbul gtk gokturk residences by GAD

GAD (global architectural development) have created the gtk gokturk residences, istanbul. the intent of the project was twofold; one was to create modern living spaces and the second was to challenge the typical modernist housing blocks that consume most the suburban landscape of istanbul. consequently, this strategy introduces a new residential typology to the area. a process of deforming the typical block is used with various software techniques. input data directed the forms to response to programmatic and contextual needs.

the residential complex has 3 individual buildings with a total of 13,000m and a ground level park/green zone as community space.

the project was developed in collaboration with dara kirmizitoprak.

GAD: gtk gokturk residences, istanbul

GAD: gtk gokturk residences, istanbul

GAD: gtk gokturk residences, istanbul

GAD: gtk gokturk residences, istanbul

GAD: gtk gokturk residences, istanbul

  • Houses struggling to melt into Dali’s watches. Trying too hard and being very unsuccessful. Should’ve posted the project in Ortakoy, similar but much more decent.

    A
  • This isn’t something that i would have expected to see solely from GAD but with Dara Kirmizitoprak???(i guess two good don’t make it better).Both the design and the renders are disappointing.

    D.Tamer
  • to create modern living spaces?!
    (it was only the hard corners and flat edges that kept us from being modern for years. i feel modern even when looking at its renders)

    to challenge the typical modernist housing blocks?!
    (to challenge our CPUs to see if they can handle ”modern”(as above) stuff.)

    various software techniques?!
    (to create a fresh-cut old trees effect)

    this simply looks like a sophomore who had just spared a project when learning a 3d software. this is flashy in a bad meaning.

    poor paysage (if you didn’t have time, let your trainee architect do it, please. would be far better.)

    i feel insulted for seeing it here as if it is worth a look… huh

    eckorkmaz
  • self indulgent and meaningless.

    steve
  • its too trippy. better suited for amsterdam

    duhhh
  • This looks terrible. I can only imagine how much worse it will be once it’s built – not what Istanbul needs at all.

    Turkish

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