A Man Renovating His Home Discovered A Tunnel... To A Massive Underground City

A Man Renovating His Home Discovered A Tunnel… To A Massive Underground City

In 1963, a man in the Nevşehir Province of Turkey knocked down a wall of his home. Behind it, he discovered a mysterious room and soon discovered an intricate tunnel system ...

In 1963, a man in the Nevşehir Province of Turkey knocked down a wall of his home. Behind it, he discovered a mysterious room and soon discovered an intricate tunnel system with additional cave-like rooms. What he had discovered was the ancient Derinkuyu underground city in Turkey. The elaborate subterranean network included discrete entrances, ventilation […]

Istanbul's 'illegal' towers to be demolished

Istanbul’s ‘illegal’ towers to be demolished

The Turkish Council of State has ordered three luxury apartment blocks to be bulldozed amid widespread outrage.

Butting into the Istanbul skyline like a trio of stumpy minarets, three luxury apartment towers loom above the city’s historic peninsula, destroying a majestic silhouette of domes and spires that has remained unchanged for centuries. But now, in an unprecedented ruling, an order from the highest court in Turkey has ordered the buildings to be […]

NoXX Apartment, Istanbul, Turkey by CM Architecture

NoXX Apartment, Istanbul, Turkey by CM Architecture

Due to the location of the Project and the short timing for construction, conventional construction techniques seem unattainable, therefore a steel structure apartment building is designed ..

NoXX Apartment is located in a narrow dead end in Cihangir. Due to the location of the Project and the short timing for construction, conventional construction techniques seem unattainable, therefore a steel structure apartment building is designed with an industrial sensibility and as a homage to the rare standing structures from early century typical of […]

Istanbul’s gentrification by force leaves locals feeling overwhelmed and angry

Istanbul’s gentrification by force leaves locals feeling overwhelmed and angry

Luxury hotels are rising all over Turkey’s largest city as ageing districts are rebuilt – but critics say Istanbul is chasing profit for the privileged while ignoring the majority

At a grand ceremony along the Black Sea, Turkey recently marked the start of construction on the world’s largest airport – six runways and 150 million passengers per year, at a projected cost of about $15bn (£8.8bn). “Istanbul is marking a historic day,” the prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at the groundbreaking. “We’re building […]

How the ancient underground city of Cappadocia became a fruit warehouse

How the ancient underground city of Cappadocia became a fruit warehouse

For centuries, people have lived in caves and tunnels under this region of Turkey. Now the subterranean city is serving a new purpose – as storage for vast quantities of agricultural produce

The 98 square kilometres of the Cappadocia region in Turkey make for a strange landscape. Powdery white soil gives the place a lunar feel. The hollowed out hillsides and 10-metre tall “fairy chimneys”, a tourist attraction crafted by wind and rain, could be leftovers from a 1970s James Bond set. At night, lights flicker in […]

Architecture as disaster - Business as usual

Architecture as disaster – Business as usual

The aftermath of the mining disaster in Turkey this month has seen "cost of living" become an architectural term. Is social and material damage just "collateral" or part of the business?

This month 301 miners were killed in the town of Soma in Western Turkey. According to Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the disaster was just another “ordinary work accident”. This “business as usual” attitude has met with claims that the disaster was in fact wholly preventable, claims which rest on conflicting views of the […]

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Borusan Expedition Center, Istanbul/Turkey by GAD

A multipurpose building commissioned by Borusan Company as a public exhibition and seminar space in Parkorman forest, few minutes from Istanbul city center. Open 24 hours and attracting many people in day and night. The forest is a respite from the extreme temperatures in the summer months. Facilities include swimming pools, restaurants, spas, and venues for parties and open-air concerts and shows.

Besiktas Fish Market, Istanbul by GAD

Besiktas Fish Market, Istanbul by GAD

Located in one of Istanbul’s most populated and diverse neighborhoods, Besiktas is an eclectic area with a village-like atmosphere that is in the process of urban renewal.

Located in one of Istanbul’s most populated and diverse neighborhoods, Besiktas is an eclectic area with a village-like atmosphere that is in the process of urban renewal. The Besiktas Fish Market is located on a triangular site.

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Competition entry from Nuvist Architecture & Design for Izmir Opera House competition

Art has a great role in showing what happens in human beings’ life. Soul, intelligence and the emotions are the reflections of the community, and Art forms the social identities of communities.

VAKKO Fashion Center and Power Media Center, Istanbul, Turkey by REX

VAKKO Fashion Center and Power Media Center, Istanbul, Turkey by REX

The Vakko Fashion Center and Power Media Center transformed the abandoned skeleton of an unfinished hotel project in Istanbul to create one of the most significant new additions to Turkey’s contemporary architectural landscape.

REX announced completion of the new headquarters and production studios for Turkey’s preeminent fashion and media sister companies.