Loft Gardens

Selected for Leaf award 2012 - short list Istanbul / Turkey / 2010

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Loft Gardens (eng) ENG - In the hearth of Istanbul, a 10.000 years old habitat, yet a city of youthful dynamism with its eye on the high-tech future and innovations, Levent Loft project faces requirements of the today’s city-life within the concept of loft. Following the first Levent Loft, a transformation project on Maslak-Levent axis, at the CBD of Istanbul, Levent Loft II is designed in the concept of “soft loft”. The mid-rise transparent residence block, with its vertical gardens, will emerge at the back end of Levent Loft I - a narrow horizontal structure- to create another cohesive and lively alcove. Comprised of loft apartments at various size and forms, with large wall of windows and high ceilings, the residential offers alternative layouts for distinctive requirements. In the understanding of loft style, exposed ductwork, plumbing, beams, concrete flooring, masonry and corrugated steel elements are kept in the spirit of openness and creativity that are integral to loft design. Still, to able to offer more conventional condo-like feel and to provide more energy efficiency, such basics of loft preferred with softer edges, including partial drywall encasements; the upscale loft apartments have defined spaces, especially bedrooms, fine flooring and they feature high end kitchen and bathroom fixtures and finishes whilst the key elements of openness and versatility in loft design are respected. The 21-storey building is nature friendly with private walkout terraces, balconies and garden patios. The loft apartments have floor-to-ceiling, one-piece, energy efficient windows opening to the Bosphorous and the city panorama; wealth of natural light creates more commodious and ambient spaces. Facilities like the large underground car park, personal storage, central heating and ventilation, security, maintenance services and “intelligent house” system grant a user-friendly environment and easy access. The complex, supported by the recent technologies and professional service administration, offers a comfortable and fashionable life-style. Loft II is steps to shopping, cafes and restaurants; the subway stop is only one block away; the loft life style is convenient especially for hardworking young people in search of a more liberal living-form, who needs to save time at home for social activities. The building is not only designed as a housing facility but also it is planned to be a high quality social venue.
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    Loft Gardens (eng) ENG - In the hearth of Istanbul, a 10.000 years old habitat, yet a city of youthful dynamism with its eye on the high-tech future and innovations, Levent Loft project faces requirements of the today’s city-life within the concept of loft. Following the first Levent Loft, a transformation project on Maslak-Levent axis, at the CBD of Istanbul, Levent Loft II is designed in the concept of “soft loft”. The mid-rise transparent residence block, with its vertical gardens, will...

    Project details
    • Year 2010
    • Work started in 2008
    • Work finished in 2010
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Multi-family residence
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