Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey

Written on:October 22, 2014
Comments
Add One

apartment design Istanbul Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey
Have a look at this colorful penthouse envisioned by Yasemin Arpac & Sabahattin Emir of Ofsit Studio and situated in the heart of Istanbul! The location of Karakoy Loft, as well as the personality, way of living and needs of the client (a 45-year-old bachelor) were the main parameters in the design of this project.

The structural approach of the house was to open up to get more light and view. The previous small window openings on the front façade were enlarged and the new folding window frames slide the width of the building to transform the living room into a balcony, since the apartment is missing one. And a large rectangular skylight was inserted just below the peak of the pitch to provide light and view to the mezzanine.
architecture house Istanbul Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, TurkeyOne of the longitudinal walls was resolved as storage. A very simple system was designed with iron rods climbing two floors and running the length of the house, without categorizing it as living room, kitchen, library or bedroom. 12mm iron rods coming out of the wall and 16mm rods connected to them create a 60x60cm grid over the wall surface. Various shelving units and accessories were designed to fit this system, such as a single shelf, double or triple story shelves, vertical separators or hanging units. The user may arrange and utilize this storing system however he likes; as a library, a woodshed, kitchen storage, or a wardrobe.

The cast-concrete block surface which was created to form the kitchen counter framed in an iron structure, steps down into a cantilevering dining table and ends up as a short plinth as the hearth, which allows extra seating around the table.[Photos and information provided via e-mail by Ofsit]

house Istanbul 2 Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey house Istanbul 4 Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey house Istanbul 5 Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey house Istanbul 6 Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey house Istanbul 7 Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey house Istanbul 8 Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey house Istanbul 9 Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey house Istanbul 10 Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey house Istanbul 11 Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey house Istanbul 12 Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey house Istanbul 13 Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey house Istanbul 15 Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey house Istanbul 16 Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey house Istanbul 18 Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey house Istanbul 19 Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey house Istanbul 20 Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey house Istanbul 21 Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey house Istanbul 22 Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey house Istanbul 23 Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey house Istanbul 24 Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey house Istanbul 27 Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey plans 17 Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey plans 27 Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey plans 37 Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey plans 45 Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey

The post Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey appeared first on Freshome.com.

Why Everyone Needs to Make Their Home Green

Written on:October 22, 2014
Why Everyone Needs to Make Their Home Green
Share

It’s time to get back to nature. Can’t you sense that the world is craving it?  When we look around it certainly seems that we hunger for a more natural way of living. Take for example the natural goods that are showing up everywhere in our lives, from the whole foods that line the shelves […]

The post Why Everyone Needs to Make Their Home Green appeared first on Freshome.com.

Share
Read more...