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İDÇ Alsancak Offices
Basak Akkoyunlu Design Turkey (2023-2023)

Sep 14, 2023
The İDÇ Alsancak Office/Residence project, located in the heart of Alsancak, was designed with the goal of rethinking the concept of a modern workspace and meeting the requirements for living spaces in the area where the building is positioned. Covering a parcel area of 2,736 square meters and officially designated floor numbers of 5 and 8, resulting in a total construction area of 27,000 square meters, this office/residential project aims to reduce energy consumption in an environmentally friendly manner through the use of PV panels and intermediate spaces that facilitate air circulation on the facades.
The İDÇ Alsancak Office/Residence project offers unique convenience to its users, being in close proximity to major commercial centers, public transportation lines, and urban amenities. The project's primary focus is on serving office spaces, but it also offers a combination of commercial and residential usage, aiming to provide a harmonious work-life balance when preferred.
One of the project's striking features is the integration of three-dimensional artworks into the structural design, with carefully selected artistic installations/artworks that transform the environment into an inspiring and stimulating space, highlighting the importance of the synergy between art and architecture.
The ground floor of the building is entirely designed as a commercial area, except for the entrances to İDÇ offices located on the southwest corner and the office/residence entrances on Şair Eşref Caddesi. The presence of a recommended cafe/restaurant adjacent to both entrances, opening to the lobby, enhances the richness of the lobby areas for users' experience.
The different facade designs for residences, commercial areas, and the main İDÇ offices create varying perceptions within interior spaces. This interplay of light, shadow, and form results in a dynamic and captivating atmosphere that stimulates productivity, creates a constantly evolving perception on the facade, and, most importantly, ensures flexibility in the use of interior spaces, a key requirement for the building.
For the İDÇ offices' facade (the corten material) and the vault system on the 8th floor(steel trusses) , as well as the selection of columns and installations at the entrance to the İDÇ Offices’ lobby area, materials representing the İzmir Demir Çelik Sanayi brand, which is a steel processing company, were chosen to emphasize the brand.
The office areas, meticulously designed to serve various professional needs, encompass open-plan collaborative spaces that encourage interaction, extending from open-plan collaborative areas to social spaces. All planning decisions considered the high urban development value of the area, taking into account the happiness and requirements of both users and property owners. The design of three cores aimed to maximize planning flexibility.
It was considered important that all residential units on the 5th floor and above have their own balconies or terraces/gardens for direct access. These terraces/gardens were designed to serve as social areas for residents and could also be used as terraces/gardens for units directly adjacent to them, with the possibility of landscaping.
The facade design used in the İDÇ offices not only creates a gap between the facade and the building, providing energy savings and sound insulation but also allows for the use of conventional window systems instead of the curtain wall systems commonly used in high-rise buildings, that requires mechanical ventilation system.
In the İDÇ offices, it was envisaged that the offices located in the southwest corner of the building would serve as executive offices, each with its own outdoor areas, and a plan was made for them to be accessible via a dedicated elevator.
The completion of the top floor of the İDÇ offices with a vaulted roof not only changes the atmosphere of the large meeting room and executive office on the top floor but also allows for a gallery area in between, which integrates with the lower floors and serves as an exhibition space for events and art collections.
The terrace/garden on the 5th floor of the İDÇ offices was designed entirely as a social area, designed to facilitate various events with provisions for access and service connections.

Plot Area: 2.736 m²
Total Built Area: 27.000 m²
Architectural Design: BAD-Basak Akkoyunlu Design
Lead Architect: Basak Akkoyunlu
Project Team: Yagmur Taylan, Mustafa Kabakci

Client/Consultant: Izmir Demir Celik Sanayi A. Ş. (İDÇ)

Sep 12, 2023
Situated on a steeply contoured hillside overlooking a lake, this 45 room resort is designed in small 2 level modules along the hill slopes. Proposed to be built in locally sourced sandstone with light weight metal frame & recycled wood roofs, each room opens into large cantilevered decks towards the lake and the surrounding hills.
The entire site will be retained with the existing contours and trees. An organic street connects all the rooms & common facilities generating large landscaped spaces within the site.Parking spaces are created at the entry point leaving the rest of the site vehicle free. Taking cognizance of the climate with temperatures in excess of 35°C for 6 months annually, stone walls, large roof over-hangs , recessed windows and north orientation will help mitigate heat gain and render the built spaces energy efficient.The design, the layout, the materials & the orientation create an eco- friendly sustainable environment enhanced by the extensive landscaped spaces.
The entire site will be retained with the existing contours and trees. An organic street connects all the rooms & common facilities generating large landscaped spaces within the site.Parking spaces are created at the entry point leaving the rest of the site vehicle free. Taking cognizance of the climate with temperatures in excess of 35°C for 6 months annually, stone walls, large roof over-hangs , recessed windows and north orientation will help mitigate heat gain and render the built spaces energy efficient.The design, the layout, the materials & the orientation create an eco- friendly sustainable environment enhanced by the extensive landscaped spaces.

Genesis Planners Pvt Ltd. India (2023-2023)

Apr 11, 2023
Use of space: We have adopted tropical greens concept apart from the rest of iconic architectural and landmark components.This is achieved by allotting total podium including the stilt area at entry level to a grand and sensual landscape experience. Entire podium is treated as vehicular free zone containing lush landscaped tropical forest theme treatment. Reading deck, senior citizen corner, hogging/walking track loop on the edge, experiential gardens with themes, active play courts, children play areas senior citizen courts amphitheatre, etc., activity areas have been curated on the podium level.Entire stilt is kept open and integrated into the surrounding landscape.3 levels of club house is integrated in one single tower. This project highlights the concept of villas in the sky with private garden spaces. Each living unit is designed as a large format individual villa that suits the wishes and aspirations of present and future lifestyle.

*Climate responsive design: Luxury highlighted in space and form, without ignoring wellbeing, social living, lifestyle, ventilation, and light.
6 car parks to cater to the growing tendency of personalised transport which is post covid phenomena. Garage like provisions in parking to take care of the safety of the luxurious cars of the residents.
Ample scope of privacy between flats and towers. Flexibility of interior spaces that suit the multi religious setting, changing generational aspirations of interior styles. Physically challenged access to all interior and outdoor activity areas.

*Innovation in Design
In the challenging urban pressure of building more in less, the following innovative measures have
been taken in the project:
• Innovation 1 - Skilful balance of connect with nature and enjoying larger built spaces through large landscaped spaces at individual level.
• Innovation 2 - Intricately crafted large format apartments with ample lighting & ventilation without compromise on privacy, satisfying the socio-cultural demands.
• Innovation 3 – A 3-level premium clubhouse integrated with the single tower, with unique and segregated activity zoning at each level.
• Innovation 4 – An infinity Sky Pool at the 47th level.
• Innovation 5 – Flats designed as villas in the sky without any common walls.
iv)The project has been designed with sustainability as a key ingredient and is currently targeting IGBC Platinum rating under Green Homes V 3.0.

A. Plot size: 2.26 Acres
B. Built-up Area 1.12 Million sft.
C. Building Configuration: 3Basements 2Stilts 3Club house floors 50 Floors residential apartments
D. 49 and 50th floors are duplex flats.
E. 47th floor has an infinity pool and party deck.
F. Number of Units: 135

i) Architects: Genesis Planners Pvt Ltd
ii) Structural Consultant: ARSA Engineering
iii) Landscape Consultant: Integral Designs Studio
iv) MEP Consultant: Optimal Consultants
Saan Verdante

Sep 20, 2023
The property is situated in Sector 95, Gurgaon, a setting where top-notch modern life coexists peacefully with the surrounding natural beauty. The Dwarka Expressway and NH8 are 5 minutes away from this housing. the 84-meter-wide road directly in front, which serves as the site's main entrance and has a service entrance on the west side.
Site oriented planning has been done with the plot's shape in mind. To improve the amount of green space on the property, no surface parking has been offered. The principal goal while planning the tower was to offer unobstructed views from each apartment separately.
We aimed to advance the Indian housing paradigm with this initiative in India, both young and elderly like having a small outdoor space with a garden, which provides a refreshing breeze in the summer and sunrays in the winter. It allows get-togethers for Holi and Diwali. It can be used for a party, yoga, exercise, or just relaxing outside with loved ones.
Heterogeneous mix of tenants with apartments ranging in size from 1965 to 3940 square feet and terraces that are at least 10 feet wide to allow for sitting, a pantry, or a buffet counter for the occupants.
Residents can gather on the sky deck, which is located on the ninth story, to enjoy food and beverages while admiring the breathtaking views of the metropolitan skyline. The parents are aware that their child is a few stories up or down if there is a crèche close to a tower. The normal Indian parent will feel a great feeling of security because of this.
To achieve an organic form, tower form has broken up and setbacks like a Hill Terrace has been made. By doing so each apartment got a visual identity. The bottom terrace gets solitude thanks to the setback, which also allows for plants that have been purposefully kept deep, allowing occupants to use the area without worrying about being observed.
Rhythmic movement of balconies covering two sides of the façades gives a visual scale to the 24-storey high tower. A transformation of traditional qualities into modern vision. This does justice to an architect’s role of making an aspiration of humankind takes physical shape.

Plot area: 68796.45 (17 acres)
Builtup area: 155118.21
No. of floors: G 23
Lead Architect:
Robin Matharu
Team Member:
Pratap Odedra, Pinky Kundu, Mohinder Ladi, Archana Sharma, Nakul Ahluwalia, Payal Borkar, Anjali Verma, Abaneesh Medhi
gornik architects Poland (2022-)

Sep 20, 2023
Upper Silesia ( near Częstochowa) is one of the most picturesque corners of the region (Jura Krakowsko -Czestochowska).It has great potential to become an important tourist area not only on the region scale, but also on a national scale.The buildings founded in the commune have a varied character.The area covered with low and high vegetation.One of the most serious threats to the flora of the Jura is high air pollution caused by the close proximity of large industrial plants and environmental changes caused by the drainage of swamps and peat bogs.

Project idea:
The idea of the project was to create still harsh unchangeable monolith, referring to rocks scattered in the region, which is constantly being complemented by the surrounding nature. The pictures around the house change in the rhythm of seasons, weather conditions, day and night cycles. Therefore the house interiors are flexibly exposed to the influence of the surrounding environment and adopt nature decorations through spacious windows and skylights. Images change cyclically giving the interiors unpredictable sets of colors and shades. Moving around the building you are welcome to admire different views and perspectives. Standing on the terrace one can observe the area as separate framed pictures - tops of the trees, open atrium of the house, garden part and architecture outlines. Sitting comfortably we can look at the sky and feel nature surface under their feet. The main entrance to the house is located from the street side, the front elevation was broken inside indicating in a symbolic way its place. The house is similar to a broken rock, in the interior where, like in a cave, you can hide from the storm. 
The building's construction frame has appointed an additional external rooms.The green frames of the garden complement the raw architecture, allowing for a little reflection and meditation. Structural divisions, internal patios, green courtyards and terraces among the tops of the trees give the opportunity to rediscover the house. Green roof terrace enlarges the biologically active surface and together with forest plants becomes the natural frame of the building. Minimalistic form of the building becomes balanced by the green roof and terraces, which are more than just extra elements added to make house more attractive. We design green surfaces to create a network of eco-points of the building that provide a specific natural eco climate around the house.This is indeed vision of a potential new order in architecture where the house becomes the centre of influencing the climate and Biodiversity change – building as a new biotope “asylum”, a living library of animal plant genes and microorganisms. The building starts to be an ecosystem of the future.The building has been functionally divided into several zones complementary to each other. Residential zones, dirty, wet zones and rest zones were designated.Their connection became nature, which was also invited to the house. The living room with high ceiling and lighting in the roof allowed to put a large tree in the interior of the house. The designed rooms are divided into bedrooms / night part, living area with living room, dining room and kitchen, dirty garage part and sports zone.

Technical information
Total plot area: 2790.00 m2
Built-up area: 540.40 m2
Biologically active area without a green roof: 1720.00 m2
Biologically active area without a green roof: = 61.65%
Biologically active area with a green roof, geogrid driveway: 2239.10 m2
Biologically active area with a green roof, geogrid driveway: = 80%

Usable area: 422.6 m2
Built-up area: 540.4 m2
Volume: 2,174.88 m3
Building height: 7.70m
Type of roof: flat roof / gable roof
Floor plan dimension: 26.6mx34.5m

Demand for installations:
Heat pump - use of renewable energy to heat the house
Rainwater recovery - garden irrigation green roof
Photovoltaics - the use of solar energy as a source of electricity
Green roof - rainwater collection, air purification, lowering the ambient temperature Ventilation and recuperation system

Rainwater collection
A green roof absorbs rainwater by buffering it in the plant layer, the substrate and the drainage layer. Delays the discharge of rainwater into the sewage system, purifies rainwater; water also evaporates through plants. All this contributes to the stabilisation of the groundwater level, reduces the peak loads of the sewage network and the risk of flooding.

Air purification
Plants in a green roof filter dust suspended in the air and convert CO2 into oxygen. Green roofs definitely contribute to air purification.

Lowering the ambient temperature
Plants absorb sunlight, 50% is absorbed and 30% is reflected; thus it helps to create a cooler and more pleasant climate. With regard to indoor conditions, this means that air conditioning does not have to work so intensively, which in turn translates into energy savings.A green roof protects the roofing material from external influences such as temperature fluctuations, sun, rain and wind.

A green roof helps to reduce the temperature on the roof. Thanks to the cooler roof, the efficiency of the solar panels is increased, which reduces the overall energy costs.Reducing the noise level in the environment, both outside and inside.The green roof is like a sound barrier for the building. It absorbs noise, so it creates a quieter environment, both inside and outside the building.
arch.Mateusz Górnik
arch.Magdalena Górnik
arch.Alicja Kaim
arch.Julia Marcisz
arch.Anna Bulandra
arch.Piotr Górnik