julien de smedt proposes new typologies for residential living in istanbul

julien de smedt proposes new typologies for residential living in istanbul


julien de smedt proposes new typologies for residential living in istanbul
all images courtesy of JDS architects

 

 

 

the new housing developments that have sprouted up during istanbul’s recent construction boom have created a skyline of solitary blocks without regard for their environment. in an attempt to offer a new typology for residential living, julien de smedt architects has proposed plans for a vast community to be built between esenyurt and bahcesehir — an area currently experiencing rapid growth and ambitious planning.

 

titled ‘istanbul summits’, the proposal for the four plots comprises three novel solutions to living, each integrating nature through a series of simple manipulations. the structures come together to create landmark living complexes, which offer a diversity of residential and shopping experiences. see more information on each of the designs below.

julien de smedt JDS architects istanbul summits housing developments turkey
the proposal comprises novel solutions to living

julien de smedt JDS architects istanbul summits housing developments turkey
an aerial view of the site

julien de smedt JDS architects istanbul summits housing developments turkey
the development comprises three separate plots

 

plot A: cappadocia residences

julien de smedt JDS architects istanbul summits housing developments turkey designboom GIF A

 

 

 

the form of the ‘cappadocia residences’ is derived from a series of practical manipulations. setback geometry is the result of a subdivision strategy that balances residential square meter requirements with carefully positioned urban voids that grant privacy and allow for communal activities. in addition, a commercial program is integrated into the scheme’s lower levels. in form, the resultant volume is reminiscent of cappadocia — turkey’s famous rock formation.

julien de smedt JDS architects istanbul summits housing developments turkey
a commercial program is integrated into the scheme’s lower levels

julien de smedt JDS architects istanbul summits housing developments turkey
the resultant volume is reminiscent of cappadocia — turkey’s famous rock formation

 

plot B: infinity park

julien de smedt JDS architects istanbul summits housing developments turkey designboom GIF B

 

 

 

characterized by a continuous and accessible roof garden that unites different residential densities, ‘infinity park’ has been conceived as a ‘winding residential wave’. the building’s sinuous shape mixes low-rise and mid-rise apartments in a way that ensures views and creates lush inner courtyards as amenity space.

julien de smedt JDS architects istanbul summits housing developments turkey
the scheme is characterized by a continuous and accessible roof garden

julien de smedt JDS architects istanbul summits housing developments turkey
the building’s sinuous shape mixes low-rise and mid-rise apartments

 

plots C+D: tetris village

julien de smedt JDS architects istanbul summits housing developments turkey designboom GIF C

 

 

 

plots C and D are combined into one flowing volume with housing designed specifically for families. the units offer more enclosed and protective environments, while providing a giant accessible rooftop amenity. this development balances the requirements of family-oriented accommodation with open space through a large, ground level courtyard accessible to all residents.

julien de smedt JDS architects istanbul summits housing developments turkey
a large, private courtyard is accessible to all residents

julien de smedt JDS architects istanbul summits housing developments turkey
plots C and D are combined into one flowing volume

julien de smedt JDS architects istanbul summits housing developments turkey
the proposed development in its entirety

 

 

project info:

 

project: planning, residential, commercial, mixed-use     
budget: confidential     
type: invited competition
size: 400,000 sqm    
client: proplan     
status: ongoing 2015
location: istanbul, turkey
team: JDS, DB architects
creative authorship: julien de smedt
project leader: bartlomiej zaboj
project team: alihan dumankaya, edgar jése rodriguez, mateusz gora, mauro calderone, max théréné, micòl pucciarelli, yuval zohar

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