Raif Dinckok Cultural Centre (2007)
The cultural centre does not have a clearly definable form, but consists of masses placed inside an oxidized steel envelope. The masses are shaped according to the different functions and dimensions. The 'promenade' connecting them creates connection points at different levels and aims to enliven the use of the building.
Tekfen Kagithane offices (2007)
The massing, size and facades of the offices refer to the urban fabric adjacent to the project. The differently sized office blocks rise above the 8×8 metre grid of the car park floor, in search of space and daylight. The composition was designed to ensure a homogeneous distribution of daylight and the facades maximize the incidence of natural light from various directions. With the same aim in mind, floor heights are the maximum allowed by municipal regulations. (See also A10 #23)
SantralIstanbul Museum of Contemporary Arts (2006)
The building – a renovated power plant dating from 1910 – is located on the Istanbul Bilgi University campus. The two large boiler houses, which were demolished years ago, and of which only foundation traces existed, were re-interpreted with the new function in mind. The principal idea for the museum was to make it part of its surroundings without linking it to a specific time period, in contrast to the usual attempt to create something contemporary. The building conforms to current architectural specifications and is detached from its historical context.
Renovation of the Entrepôt Royal, Brussels (2002)
In accordance with the masterplan for the site in northern Brussels, the developer envisaged that the ground floor of this approximately 100-year-old giant entrepôt would be used for shops and restaurants, and the upper four storeys for rented office space. The most noteworthy design inputs were the historical traces on the existing building and its industrial spirit. While retaining this spirit, the aim was not to attempt to make the 'old' look new, and at the same time, not to disguise the contemporary identity of the unavoidable new additions.