Located in the historic and protected district of Istanbul's Galata, Istanbullux Suites is a 4-storey-building that goes beyond the conventional codes of the area.
Respecting the current architectural fabric, infrastructure, natural conditions, climate and sun movements, and developing socio-economic conditions of the area, the project prepared by the architect Ahmet Alatas for the 1.000-square-meter large building is built around a design that uses today's technology to offer new solutions to respond to well-known architectural problems.
To describe it simply, the building is constructed around two blind walls made of fine concrete and a glass façade and wooden shell that cover the fully transparent living quarters.
Perceived as a giant blind façade from an angle, the wooden surface can be seen as a tulle curtain that filters the light and works as an element that controls the sunlight .
The building is made of fine reinforced concrete built around steel and concrete elements that are used in a composite manner.
Photos taken by Ahmet Alatas (1-5-12-13), Gürkan Akay (2-3-4-6-7-8-14) & Ali Berkman(9-10-11)