Aytac Architects

ZENEL Residential Building

ZENEL Residential Building 

Aytac Architects

ZENEL Residential Building
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LEAD ARCHITECT
Alper Aytac

MANUFACTURERS
Sto, Daikin, Dempar, Greton, Guardian, Kule, Metamar Mármores E Granitos, Poolart, Rana Kilit, Tyssen-krupp, Ytong, Zorlu, Çatisan

GENERAL CONTRACTORS
Aytaç İnsaat A.ş.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS
Geta

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
Gulsen Aytac

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
İnan Mühendislik

MECHANICAL ENGINEER
Tanriöver Mühendislik

DESIGN TEAM
Fabio Rosa, Sebla Arslan, Çağlar Yazici, Ayşegül Çakan

PHOTOGRAPHS
Cemal Emden

AREA
3987 M²

YEAR
2017

LOCATION
İstanbul, Turkey

CATEGORY
Residential Architecture, Apartments

ZENEL Residential Building
© Cemal Emden
ZENEL Residential Building
© Cemal Emden

Zenel, a 14-story residential building, is in the upmarket residential neighborhood of Erenköy, on Istanbul’s Asian side.

It is near the vibrant Bağdat Avenue that runs for about 14 km from east to west, almost parallel to the Sea of Marmara coastline.

Unlike old Istanbul, this relatively new neighborhood has a grid pattern formed by the east-west axis of Bağdat Avenue.

ZENEL Residential Building
© Cemal Emden
ZENEL Residential Building
© Cemal Emden

The ground plane of the site follows the “Bağdat Grid” so it is parallel to the avenue, while the sky plane of the building is rotated to face towards the Prince Islands, an archipelago 10 km south of the Marmara Sea coast.

The building from top to bottom is torqued between these two forces, the Bağdat Grid and the view to Prince Islands, creating an effect of a crystallized molten rock.

ZENEL Residential Building
© Cemal Emden
ZENEL Residential Building
© Cemal Emden

Traditionally, buildings have a tripartite organization associated with classical columns. The base, the shaft, and the top.

Here, the reflective pool and the sky act as elements that hide the virtual base and the virtual capital.

This in-between state amplifies the transition from top to bottom initiated by the torque force.

ZENEL Residential Building
© Cemal Emden
ZENEL Residential Building
© Cemal Emden
ZENEL Residential Building
© Cemal Emden

The detached shaft appears like a rock that is rugged and weathered on the outside yet so sparkly and polished on the inside. This creates a duality of time in which the archaic and the new are juxtaposed.


ZENEL Residential Building
© Cemal Emden
ZENEL Residential Building
© Cemal Emden
ZENEL Residential Building
© Cemal Emden
ZENEL Residential Building
© Cemal Emden
ZENEL Residential Building
© Cemal Emden
ZENEL Residential Building
© Cemal Emden
ZENEL Residential Building
© Cemal Emden
ZENEL Residential Building
© Cemal Emden
ZENEL Residential Building
© Cemal Emden


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Aytac Architects
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