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.