Concrete Siberia By Zupagrafika

Over the past few years, a series of exhibitions and monographs have prompted a rediscovery of socialist modernism, its powerful expression and exoticism stirring significant interest. The recently published photo book Concrete Siberia. Soviet Landscapes of the Far North by Zupagrafika casts a new light on this relatively unexplored chapter of architectural history by ... Read more

Mistral The Project — Rachel Cobb 01 Scaled

Due to Corona social distancing measures, I spend most of my time at home in front of the screen. I’m used to working like this anyway and I must admit that I enjoy being confined at home. The world slowed down obviously. Fewer calls, fewer emails meaning more time to ... Read more

Dirty City


The industrial areas once embraced for playing the leading role in the development of cities and providing the people with the very means of survival, are seen after a while as rusty heaps of junk to be cleared away and dirty areas to be wiped out. Reflecting the rest of ... Read more

The Gezi Park resistance that caused the country come to a halt, induced the steepest decline in the stock exchange in the last 10 years, decrease in tourism reservations, cancellations of concerts and congresses has become the most important breakdown of the past 10 years as well as a revolution ... Read more

Bridge City

Curated by Maurizio Bortolotti the Haliç Center is on display at the main hall of the Galata Greek School as a special project within Adhocracy Exhibition and as homage to Yona Friedman, from whose work the exhibition draws inspiration. Friedman’s first installation for the city of Istanbul, the Haliç Center, ... Read more

Taksim Square in Istanbul neither has the shape of square nor it really reflects the classic urban squares defined by the western urbanism terminologies. However, we like to call this node of roads as a ‘square’ maybe because of our longing for a designed real public space. The most ‘public’ ... Read more

All organizations plan; the only difference is their approach. Prior to starting a new strategic planning process it will be necessary to access the past planning approach that has been used within the organization and determine how the organization’s cultural may have been affected. Addressing these cultural issues is critical ... Read more

After a two-hour drive to the  West of Istanbul, two smiling security guards welcome us at the gate of the Ipekyol Textile Factory. As we’re waved through, it’s apparent that there is not a single mark or logo to identify this vast, glass-fronted building. Even the flag pole, positioned in ... Read more

Ten Things I Have LearnedPart of AIGA Talk in LondonNovember 22, 2001 1YOU CAN ONLY WORK FOR PEOPLE THAT YOU LIKE.This is a curious rule and it took me a long time to learn because in fact at the beginning of my practice I felt the opposite. Professionalism required that ... Read more

It’s hard to evaluate a city in which you have resided for years. You get too accustomed to every detail that makes it beautiful as well as evil. As a resident of this huge organic mechanism, you know which things don’t work well but you are also aware that it ... Read more