The project is located at the junction of two busy boulevards, Alacaatlı and Beyler blvd. The units constitute a wide-low rise commercial campus, spread on an inclined corner lot, giving different volume and depth perception from different perspectives. The concept is established on two notions: urban permeability and human scale. The relationship between the boulevard and courtyard-square is supported by the voids among the masses lined on the periphery of the lot. The project contains 44 units, each is independent unit with separate and direct entrance. The projects has one basement floor, covering whole site, serving all of the units together. The main element holding all the units together, is the courtyard. Architectural and material coherence helps the units to be perceived as a whole instead of separate elements. Commercial units have
facade both to the roads around them and the courtyard in the middle. Natural stone is used on the facade. The rhythm created by the composition of ribbed and smooth stone is studied carefully. Linear light strip continues on the boulevard face, defines the courtyard passages and also provides a signboard for the stores. So that possible sign chaos is prevented. This light-strip serves as a eave for the pedestrian aisle. VEN ARCHITECTURE VEN Architecture was established in 1991, in Ankara. The branch office VENistanbul was established in 2012. VEN is a national- international award winning company that concentrates on contemporary-creative design. From building complexes to a single building, architecture, restoration, consultancy and interior design services are provided. VEN as a young company aims to establish a balance between tra
ditional wisdom and contemporary vision. Projects of the company have been published in many publications and displayed in various exhibitions. Through professional experience, with its architectural team, and close observation of ever-evolving technology, VEN strives to provide quality architectural services.VEN is committed to achieving the optimum results through precise analysis and decision-making in collaboration with client throughout the project. The objective of the company is to find the best solution for the clients and environment being conscious of how architecture shapes life. In order to improve continuity and quality, VEN considers the importance of knowledge, professional education and research.