tabanlioglu architects: istinye residence
tabanlioglu architects: istinye residence tabanlioglu architects: istinye residence
oct 15, 2011

tabanlioglu architects: istinye residence

‘istinye residence’ by tabanlioglu architects, istanbul, turkey image © tabanlıoğlu architects




turkish practice tabanlioglu architects have designed ‘istinye residence’, a residential block comprised of three buildings along the bosphorus in istanbul, turkey. formally reminiscent of wings, butterfly roofs at varied orientations hover above the tree line opening views to the encompassing greenery and welcoming abundant daylight inside. a transparent facade in conjunction with the interior’s vaulted ceilings dissolve the boundary between the internal and external environments.


bedrooms are placed near the perimeter of the plan arrangements while bathrooms are pulled inwards towards the less illuminated center of each structure. terraces and balconies extend living spaces into the natural surroundings while outdoor communal areas serve as a gathering platform for residents.

residence with river in the background

facade overlooking the landscape

perimeter path

interior living and loft areas overlooking the river

site plan

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

floor plan / level 2






project info:


client: dilek gayrımenkul yatırım & turizm a.ş. architect: tabanlıoğlu architects melkan gürsel & murat tabanlıoğlu architectural project team: murat cengiz, çağrı akay, aybala öz, efe öner, seray öztürk, gökhan çatıkkaş, mine alsinevi structural consultancy: emir engineering mechanical consultancy: gn engineering electrical consultancy: hb teknik fire consultancy: prof. dr. abdurrahman kılıç general coordinator: şükrü dökücü, consultant to president construction area: 7,100 sqm

  • well that’s the bosphorus! not a river!

    asli says:
  • You’ve done your homework very well. Yes that is a river, coming from one sea, going to another sea.

    Celallenmis Turk says:
  • I’m sorry Celallenmis, but the correct word for a body of water connecting one sea with another would be ‘strait’, not ‘river’. In turkish (if I found correct) ‘boğazın’, not ‘nehir’.

    But it’s hardly the most interesting thing to talk about considering the project, is it?

    Marco says:
  • (boğazın = bogazin … the correct turkish spelling is not supported it seems)

    Marco says:

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