Nestortakoy

Istanbul / Turkey / 2015

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Nestortakoy residential project is designed for a long and narrow site in Ortakoy valley of Istanbul. Even though the current building codes allow architects to create a mono-block long mass, fragmented block typology was preferred instead. 


The positive aspects of apartment typology have been in the collective memory of the public and Nestortakoy’s design principal was based on re-using these advantages adapted to contemporary requirements. 


The decision to make six independent blocks enabled to create an optimum footprint size, ideal block height and a well-proportioned distance between buildings.


Even though the site was almost flat, half to one and a half meter level differences among blocks were created in order to maintain a separation between the ground floor flats’ gardens. These level differences form a boundary between gardens without using any walls or fences that helped to support a physical condition to sustain personal relationships while preserving privacy and property rights. 


While forming the optimum conditions and design strategies that enable the density to be sensed as low as possible, the design decisions taken by Kreatif Architects encourage neighbourhood relations and make the Nestortakoy, as a “timeless” place in an urban environment.

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    Nestortakoy residential project is designed for a long and narrow site in Ortakoy valley of Istanbul. Even though the current building codes allow architects to create a mono-block long mass, fragmented block typology was preferred instead.  The positive aspects of apartment typology have been in the collective memory of the public and Nestortakoy’s design principal was based on re-using these advantages adapted to contemporary requirements.  The decision to make six...

    Project details
    • Year 2015
    • Work started in 2012
    • Work finished in 2015
    • Client BORR-GMG
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Apartments / Lofts/Penthouses
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