ZENEL Residential Constructing / Aytac Architects
Textual content description offered by the architects. Zenel, a 14-story residential constructing, is within the upmarket residential neighborhood of Erenköy, on Istanbul’s Asian facet. It’s close to the colourful Bağdat Avenue that runs for about 14 km from east to west, virtually parallel to the Sea of Marmara shoreline. In contrast to outdated Istanbul, this comparatively new neighborhood has a grid sample shaped by the east-west axis of Bağdat Avenue.
The bottom aircraft of the location follows the “Bağdat Grid” so it’s parallel to the avenue, whereas the sky aircraft of the constructing is rotated to face in direction of the Prince Islands, an archipelago 10 km south of the Marmara Coastline. The constructing from prime to backside is torqued between these two forces, the Bağdat Grid and the view to Prince Islands, creating an impact of a crystallized molten rock.
Historically, buildings have a tripartite group related to classical columns. The bottom, the shaft, and the highest. Right here, the reflective pool and the sky act as components that conceal the digital base and the digital capital. This in-between state amplifies the transition from prime to backside initiated by the torque drive. The indifferent shaft seems like a rock that’s rugged and weathered on the surface but so sparkly and polished on the within. This creates a duality of time during which the archaic and the brand new are juxtaposed.