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Ulus Savoy House


Project description:
Ulus Savoy settlement is one of the most special projects of Emre Arolat Architects for us. The fractured structure of the parking lot ceiling that is forming the base/shell of the landscape gives a unique characteristic to the site. This unity of architecture an landscape gives the opportunity to the landscape to become an inseparable part of this brutalist structure, also making the landscape much more meaningful.

The constructed topography of the settlement shapes the garden and landscape... +
Ulus Savoy settlement is one of the most special projects of Emre Arolat Architects for us. The fractured structure of the parking lot ceiling that is forming the base/shell of the landscape gives a unique characteristic to the site. This unity of architecture an landscape gives the opportunity to the landscape to become an inseparable part of this brutalist structure, also making the landscape much more meaningful.

The constructed topography of the settlement shapes the garden and landscape characteristics of the common spaces. Flat areas serve as private gardens and the areas in between host the social facilities.

Providing a promenade to stroll around the gardens, the circulation route which is partially elevated at some points plays great role in perceiving the fractured surfaces of the site.

The steep parts of these fractured surfaces which are covered by natural stone by special details, becomes the background of the circular skylights providing dramatic lighting effects for the parking lot. These dramatic oppositions create dynamic snapshots by the seasonal changes of the plantation design.
With the exceptionally rich potential of the architecture and the use of wooden and natural stone surfaces the project can almost be considered as a new interpretation of nature itself. As a new version of Istanbul's Bosphorus hillside topography, the vegetation on these surfaces were maintained only by special infrastructure details. Referring to the plant characteristics of Bosphorus, these newly interpreted maquis groups becomes a part of this special environment.

The entrance facade of the settlement contains a permeable linearity within the architectural setting. The metal pots that were added to the metal construction elements (which we use in many of our projects) were designed and placed in particular to this project. A soft lighting effect is provided starting from the entrance facade, spreading through the whole landscape. In our opinion, with all these unique features of both its architecture and landscape, this new experimental settlement of Istanbul gains a special place within the city.

The theme of the public park which was considered as an extension of the project was “edible” landscape. The park was designed with a similar approach to the project area within an agricultural characteristic. By this approach the road connecting the valley of Ulus to Ortaköy presents a new recreational character for Istanbul.


Savoy project which became one of the most exciting projects for our office, made us create new technologies for landscape architecture, while providing us the opportunity of observing the results and learning from them. The Project gave us the chance to expand our own know-how package while providing greater confidence to be involved in new and more difficult projects.



Project name:
Ulus Savoy Housing
Client/Owner:
Çarmıklı Saruhan Partnership
Investor:
Çarmıklı Saruhan Partnership
Architectural Project:
EAA - Emre Arolat Architects
Landscape Project:
DS Architecture – Landscape
Landscape Architect of Record/Firm:
Deniz Aslan / DS Architecture – Landscape
Design Team:
Deniz Aslan, Özge Akaydın, Selda İpek
Scope:
Landscape Project + Application consultancy
Project Location:
Ulus / Beşiktaş / İstanbul / Turkey
Area:
Site area: 60000 m², Landscape area: 35000 m²
Project Year:
2013
Text Credits:
Deniz Aslan -


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    Completion 2013
    Type of building Multi-floor residential buildings
    Project address Beşiktaş
    TR-Ulus
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