Şişli Maps

We have been looking for a better way of modelling Şişli for a long time. With the help of BIM software, we are able to update the city model simultaneously and have a better understanding of the city.

Cezmi Or Residence

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This is a test for preparing an animation for the project we are currently working on. As you can see we are not experts on animation making as Building Office but with the collaboration with producer Meltem Oznalci and moving to Los Angeles, you will see remarkable improvements in our moving images soon.

Şişli book, New Draft

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The long-term book project of our office, Sisli book is coming to a shape yet it’s still a draft. The modern Istanbul guide based on a newly proposed one kilometer grid system is searching for a modern city planning on a strong topography like Istanbul.

We are also questioning blindly acceptance of the skyscraper as stacked floors of a tall building just like an American flat city in Istanbul when it dramatically keeps failing.

Twelve proposals of our office highlights the key moments in Sisli, in search for a system – sometimes unbuildable – to tackle the issues such the desire of having a great public square, Americanising the silhouette of the city while keeping the traditional character.

Şişli book is in Turkish however the same projects with their thesis will take place in the “Building” book to be published around 2016 in English.

La Primavera Evi

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Ağustos sonunda olan yarışma teslimi sonrası başladığım ev Kuzey Amerika’da: Venice Beach, Los Angeles’da yer alıyor. Üçü yer altında, üç yer üstünde olmak üzere altı kattan oluşan bu villada tam okyanus kıyısında, var olan iki evin yerine inşa edilecek. Henüz Aris ile konuşmamış olsak da bu projeyle ilgili, iskelet hakkında da şu aşamada bir fikir geliştirmeye çalışıyorum.

Ev giriş katında, yer altına ve yer üstüne olmak üzere iki farklı dolaşım seçeneği sunuyor.

Çatı katında havuz olarak tanımlamanın biraz abartılı olacağı bir konfor alanı var. Bu alan büyük banyo ve ebeveyn odalarına bağlanıyor. Programı evin tepesinden başlayarak açıklamamın sebebi mühendislik olarak da yukarı katlardan başlayan bir sistem olabileceğini düşünüyor olmam. Yani büyük bir T harfi gibi şematik olarak düşünebiliriz binayı. Giriş katı seviyesinde düzensiz gözüken merdiveni içerisinde barındıran dikdörtgen prizma ve ikinci katta dışa doğru açılan prizmaları inşa edebilmek icin en üst katta düzenli bir kolon kiriş sistemine sahip olmak avantajlı olabilir. Şimdilik 150x300mm profilinde çelik bir iskelet binayı oluşturacak diye düşünüyorum.

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De Rotterdam

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This astonishing photo of the De Rotterdam (OMA) building is taken by Ruud Sies. I’ve witnessed some part of the very hard work under the leadership of Ellen van Loon behind for this building, and it’s a great feeling to see the building now actually built. Congratulations to the De Rotterdam team!

Goodbye everybody – I’ve got to go

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Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide
No escape from reality
Open your eyes
Look up to the skies and see
I’m just a poor boy, I need no sympathy
Because I’m easy come, easy go
A little high, little low
Anyway the wind blows, doesn’t really matter to me, to me

Mama, just killed a man
Put a gun against his head
Pulled my trigger, now he’s dead
Mama, life had just begun
But now I’ve gone and thrown it all away
Mama, ooo
Didn’t mean to make you cry
If I’m not back again this time tomorrow
Carry on, carry on, as if nothing really matters

Too late, my time has come
Sends shivers down my spine
Body’s aching all the time
Goodbye everybody – I’ve got to go
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth
Mama, ooo – (anyway the wind blows)
I don’t want to die
I sometimes wish I’d never been born at all

I see a little silhouetto of a man
Scaramouch, scaramouch will you do the fandango
Thunderbolt and lightning – very very frightening me
Gallileo, Gallileo,
Gallileo, Gallileo,
Gallileo Figaro – magnifico

But I’m just a poor boy and nobody loves me
He’s just a poor boy from a poor family
Spare him his life from this monstrosity
Easy come easy go – will you let me go
Bismillah! No – we will not let you go – let him go
Bismillah! We will not let you go – let him go
Bismillah! We will not let you go – let me go
Will not let you go – let me go (never)
Never let you go – let me go
Never let me go – ooo
No, no, no, no, no, no, no –
Oh mama mia, mama mia, mama mia let me go
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me
for me
for me

So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye
So you think you can love me and leave me to die
Oh baby – can’t do this to me baby
Just gotta get out – just gotta get right outta here

Ooh yeah, ooh yeah
Nothing really matters
Anyone can see
Nothing really matters – nothing really matters to me

Anyway the wind blows…

Bohemian Rhapsody – Live at Wembley 1986

 

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