yazgan design architecture encases tema istanbul showroom with elliptical exterior yazgan design architecture encases tema istanbul showroom with elliptical exterior
apr 20, 2014

yazgan design architecture encases tema istanbul showroom with elliptical exterior

yazgan design architecture encases tema istanbul showroom with elliptical exterior
all images courtesy of yazgan design architecture




encasing the ‘tema istanbul showroom’ with a white elliptical structure, turkish firm yazgan design architecture has unified the building into one element. the 1.500 sqm. volume is located in halkalı, istanbul in turkey, where it sits on a sloped landscape facing the trans european motorway. the site serves as a display space for tema – a multipurpose project that consists of 4000 residential units, a luxury hotel, a family entertainment complex and a shopping center.


the interior contains mock-up apartments, visualizations and models, as well as administrative and sales offices. placed within the round steel ribs is a mass made of a glass curtain wall – and the geometric form is positioned above a black pool, casting a reflection that makes it appear elevated.


the building sits on a sloped green landscape, facing the trans european motorway



depending on the time of day, the envelope generates different visual interactions with its surroundings – when it is light outside, the main rooms are almost invisible due to the mirrored façade, making the white ribs appear as if floating in space – while at nighttime, the steel fins are illuminated with LEDs that transform into a sculpture of light, a shining object in the dark.

white elliptical steel ribs surround the building, unifying it as a whole



the program is divided across three floors, and the entrance is accessed via a wood bridge that pierces through the outer elliptical façade. the interior showroom is based on reinforcing a sense of depth within these spaces, while maintaining an ease of way-finding that is created by the use of green color across various objects and surfaces.

the entrance is accessed via a wooden bridge that pierces through the outer structure


visual continuity is achieved between the interior and exterior through the use of spatial depth and color


interior view of the showroom


green color is applied onto various objects and surfaces


view of a circulation space


the ‘tema istanbul showroom’ illuminated at nighttime


physical model







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