The following tile designs evolved from the Istanbul-inspired fabric patterns in a previous post. The designs harness the smooth and glossy texture of the tiles to find a striking color balance that allows variation in scale, arrangement, and application. In June our team began working with Vitra to produce the patterns for commercial use. The first application will appear in an institutional project in Istanbul later this year.

Crafts and Community

Conor Trawinski, Minseong Wang, Ward Goes

An ambitious investigation into the understanding of collaboration, community and creativity. Their body of interview is diverse and we were glad to be apart of their investigations for Istanbul’s community.  

 http://www.craftscommunity.tk/

 

What are the structure’s of istanbul’s pazar (yerleri)?

 

Research on the timeless structures of anatolian’s farmer’s markets: their formal tectonics and their transformation of open space into active public space in local neighborhoods.

1 of 90 talks at SALT.

 

http://www.sanalarch.com/pazar_yerleri/

http://www.saltonline.org/tr/tag/28/90

Infinite and finite based on orders in nature are a common theme in Near East geometric expression. In search of a dynamic geometric expression inspired from nature’s interaction with matter and energy our team explored the following series of geometric pattern studies. The tradition of Moirés was our starting point, the radial formation arrayed in different configuration with varying influences offered infinite pattern suggestions. And, the opportunity to have physically foreground and background interplay in the figure-ground tradition. As seen in the studies, the introduction scale and components is at the nascent stages of understanding for our architectural application.

Our design narratives are most clearly articulated in the 3 distinct objects. Each object acts as tactile story tellers in a conversation with the others. One is of sound and texture (poofpuf), One is of light and aperture (cinema4two), and One is of geometric construction and scale (artist archive).  Each are also placed to entice those beyond the boundaries of the research center, indoor and outdoor, to come in and see what is there. Each attempts to transcend plywood’s inherent nature, and yet simply express the elegance of such an ordinary material.

 

SPECIFIC REFERENCES

The poofpuf carves the surface of the plywood from sampling of sound on Istiklal Cadessi in 2007, but also expresses the ornate history of decorative patterning referring to nature found throughout the Galata district. The cinema4two is shaped and sculpted to the movements of the sun as it peeps only slightly in winter and summer mornings through the core of the space. The angles reflect the light to give a the corner atmosphere and the apertures are position to the equinox and solstices. The image itself is of our bodies use of the hand to frame. And, the artist archive is created from the circle geometry Alexandre Vallaury used to create the decorative Corinthian capitals of the avlu, scaled +/-4x. The geometry was further crafted so from the library the visual priority is the artist archive collection, but when seen from above the visual priority is the volume’s shared geometry with the avlu. The choice to use plywood was to both to excite visitors of the endless possibilities still to be found in something as ordinary as plywood for ‘fine’ carpentry, but the narrative is about the three being active in the future potentials of what occurs in the exhibitions at SALT Beyoglu.

The delight of the bubble’s urban performance, the wind, the lift, the pop, the people. Dublin 2011

The UYBHM building’s mass completed in DEC 2010 and the first opportunity to ‘walk’ through the main interior connection corridor was on 20 JAN 201. There are many challenges to craft the finished surface of the colored concrete, but a team of varying craftsman has been assembled to bring out the inherent beauty of concrete: sand blasting (from the restoration craftsman), bush hammering (from the marble craftsman), plastering (from the fine finish craftsman). Yet the massive volumes of cast concrete that shape the interior experience,  invite the light into the heart of the building, and frame the views to the city skyline can be experienced.

http://www.uybhm.itu.edu.tr/insaat.html

In 2006 Murat Sanal insisted that colored concrete IS possible in Turkey and in 2010 the first known colored concrete building in Turkey design by SANAL a|u  is under construction for UHeM at Istanbul Technical University’s Maslak Campus. This is not without a great deal of aesthetic problems and technical challenges to overcome at each stage of the application, but so far has been realized with success in revealing the liquid stone warmth of cast concrete. We will continue to add to this photo document of this historic moment in the advancement of concrete construction in Turkey. Phase 1, the pour, color, texture and the craft of form work was investigated by SANAL d|r and will be completed at the end of 2010. Phase 2 will require a great deal of investigation from SANAL d|r to understand different techniques in bush-hammering, sandblasting, and other concrete treatments to temper the imperfections in the varying concrete mixes and in the form work craftsmanship.

7 thoughts for a more livable Istanbul || walk, creature comforts, event places, nature, localized knowledge, contemporary services, stewardship

Enable a walkable city… continuous, safe, and for every citizen.

Make the city comfortable…places for pause, delight the imagination of the familiar, but mitigate noise, glare, localized pollution…

Encourage the use of public parks and civic places for social events and market places. 

Amplify the residents and visitors knowledge of the unique flora and fauna that also enjoy living and visiting the city through different seasons.

Ensure the longevity of the pazar (local markets) and encourage localized synergistic industry to flourish in every neighborhood, be it widgets, fish restaurants, financial service firms, or creative industry.

Create innovative and contemporary approaches to urban services and incomes for local municipalities to discourage the fully privatized community social life and commercial marketplaces. 

Augment every citizen to be a steward of the cities multiplicity of historic, natural, social, cultural, iconic, and future offerings. 

The following pattern designs are part of a 3 part series inspired by one of the most prevalent building surface materials seen from Istanbul’s spectacular views. The first series is called FROM ABOVE. The fabric design was created by Alexis Sanal and Murat Sanal for an interior architecture project which will be predominately viewed from above. In November our team began working closely with Penelope textile in Bursa to produce the textiles for commercial applications. 

SANAL architecture | urbanism

SANAL design research professional practice in architecture and urbanism. Founded in 2001 by Murat Sanal + Alexis Sanal

ŞANAL mimarlık | planlama

URBAN DESIGN ILLUSTRATIONS

> an ongoing series of illustrations studying urban momentums for the design of civic spaces interweaving our social lives with our productive, creative and learning lives

> the illustrations are diagrams from commissioned urban design projects. 

The following tile designs evolved from the Istanbul-inspired fabric patterns in a previous post. The designs harness the smooth and glossy texture of the tiles to find a striking color balance that allows variation in scale, arrangement, and application. In June our team began working with Vitra to produce the patterns for commercial use. The first application will appear in an institutional project in Istanbul later this year.

Crafts and Community

Conor Trawinski, Minseong Wang, Ward Goes

An ambitious investigation into the understanding of collaboration, community and creativity. Their body of interview is diverse and we were glad to be apart of their investigations for Istanbul’s community.  

 http://www.craftscommunity.tk/

 

What are the structure’s of istanbul’s pazar (yerleri)?

 

Research on the timeless structures of anatolian’s farmer’s markets: their formal tectonics and their transformation of open space into active public space in local neighborhoods.

1 of 90 talks at SALT.

 

http://www.sanalarch.com/pazar_yerleri/

http://www.saltonline.org/tr/tag/28/90

Infinite and finite based on orders in nature are a common theme in Near East geometric expression. In search of a dynamic geometric expression inspired from nature’s interaction with matter and energy our team explored the following series of geometric pattern studies. The tradition of Moirés was our starting point, the radial formation arrayed in different configuration with varying influences offered infinite pattern suggestions. And, the opportunity to have physically foreground and background interplay in the figure-ground tradition. As seen in the studies, the introduction scale and components is at the nascent stages of understanding for our architectural application.

Our design narratives are most clearly articulated in the 3 distinct objects. Each object acts as tactile story tellers in a conversation with the others. One is of sound and texture (poofpuf), One is of light and aperture (cinema4two), and One is of geometric construction and scale (artist archive).  Each are also placed to entice those beyond the boundaries of the research center, indoor and outdoor, to come in and see what is there. Each attempts to transcend plywood’s inherent nature, and yet simply express the elegance of such an ordinary material.

 

SPECIFIC REFERENCES

The poofpuf carves the surface of the plywood from sampling of sound on Istiklal Cadessi in 2007, but also expresses the ornate history of decorative patterning referring to nature found throughout the Galata district. The cinema4two is shaped and sculpted to the movements of the sun as it peeps only slightly in winter and summer mornings through the core of the space. The angles reflect the light to give a the corner atmosphere and the apertures are position to the equinox and solstices. The image itself is of our bodies use of the hand to frame. And, the artist archive is created from the circle geometry Alexandre Vallaury used to create the decorative Corinthian capitals of the avlu, scaled +/-4x. The geometry was further crafted so from the library the visual priority is the artist archive collection, but when seen from above the visual priority is the volume’s shared geometry with the avlu. The choice to use plywood was to both to excite visitors of the endless possibilities still to be found in something as ordinary as plywood for ‘fine’ carpentry, but the narrative is about the three being active in the future potentials of what occurs in the exhibitions at SALT Beyoglu.

The delight of the bubble’s urban performance, the wind, the lift, the pop, the people. Dublin 2011

The UYBHM building’s mass completed in DEC 2010 and the first opportunity to ‘walk’ through the main interior connection corridor was on 20 JAN 201. There are many challenges to craft the finished surface of the colored concrete, but a team of varying craftsman has been assembled to bring out the inherent beauty of concrete: sand blasting (from the restoration craftsman), bush hammering (from the marble craftsman), plastering (from the fine finish craftsman). Yet the massive volumes of cast concrete that shape the interior experience,  invite the light into the heart of the building, and frame the views to the city skyline can be experienced.

http://www.uybhm.itu.edu.tr/insaat.html

In 2006 Murat Sanal insisted that colored concrete IS possible in Turkey and in 2010 the first known colored concrete building in Turkey design by SANAL a|u  is under construction for UHeM at Istanbul Technical University’s Maslak Campus. This is not without a great deal of aesthetic problems and technical challenges to overcome at each stage of the application, but so far has been realized with success in revealing the liquid stone warmth of cast concrete. We will continue to add to this photo document of this historic moment in the advancement of concrete construction in Turkey. Phase 1, the pour, color, texture and the craft of form work was investigated by SANAL d|r and will be completed at the end of 2010. Phase 2 will require a great deal of investigation from SANAL d|r to understand different techniques in bush-hammering, sandblasting, and other concrete treatments to temper the imperfections in the varying concrete mixes and in the form work craftsmanship.

7 thoughts for a more livable Istanbul || walk, creature comforts, event places, nature, localized knowledge, contemporary services, stewardship

Enable a walkable city… continuous, safe, and for every citizen.

Make the city comfortable…places for pause, delight the imagination of the familiar, but mitigate noise, glare, localized pollution…

Encourage the use of public parks and civic places for social events and market places. 

Amplify the residents and visitors knowledge of the unique flora and fauna that also enjoy living and visiting the city through different seasons.

Ensure the longevity of the pazar (local markets) and encourage localized synergistic industry to flourish in every neighborhood, be it widgets, fish restaurants, financial service firms, or creative industry.

Create innovative and contemporary approaches to urban services and incomes for local municipalities to discourage the fully privatized community social life and commercial marketplaces. 

Augment every citizen to be a steward of the cities multiplicity of historic, natural, social, cultural, iconic, and future offerings. 

The following pattern designs are part of a 3 part series inspired by one of the most prevalent building surface materials seen from Istanbul’s spectacular views. The first series is called FROM ABOVE. The fabric design was created by Alexis Sanal and Murat Sanal for an interior architecture project which will be predominately viewed from above. In November our team began working closely with Penelope textile in Bursa to produce the textiles for commercial applications. 

SANAL architecture | urbanism

SANAL design research professional practice in architecture and urbanism. Founded in 2001 by Murat Sanal + Alexis Sanal

ŞANAL mimarlık | planlama

URBAN DESIGN ILLUSTRATIONS

> an ongoing series of illustrations studying urban momentums for the design of civic spaces interweaving our social lives with our productive, creative and learning lives

> the illustrations are diagrams from commissioned urban design projects. 

7 thoughts for a more livable Istanbul || walk, creature comforts, event places, nature, localized knowledge, contemporary services, stewardship

About:

delight, reveal, care for, contribute to the genius loci, civic society and natural life of our time. our efforts are focused to understand and enhance the experiential life of cities and spaces. Central to our design process is sampling from urban form and program to understand where we have been and where we are going as communities. Your discussions for a shared future are welcomed.

ACTIVITIES EVOLVE FROM OUR CURIOSITY, DEMANDS IN PRACTICE FOR INNOVATION IN BUILDING TECHNOLOGY/METHODS, NEW CHALLENGES IN PERFORMANCE CRITERIA, NARRATIVES AS CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS, COMMITMENT TO NURTURE NATURE AND OUR PASSION TO CREATE MORE LIVABLE CITIES. THE PRODUCT + BUILDING TECHNOLOGY FOCUS IS TO WORK WITH LOCAL INDUSTRY AND COLLABORATORS TO ADVANCED OUR COMMUNITY'S AESTHETIC CULTURE AND KNOWLEDGE OF CREATION. AND, THE LIVABILITY + SMART CITIES FOCUS IS TO INVESTIGATE ACTIONS, MEANS, AND AWARENESS FOR A SHARED FUTURE FOR SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, CREATIVE CITIES. PARAMOUNT TO ALL OF ŞANAL architecture | urbanism ENDEAVORS IS INVESTIGATIVE RESEARCH AND DESIGN INQUIRY.

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Murat Şanal + Alexis Şanal founded ŞANAL architecture | urbanism in 2001 and ŞANAL research | design in 2006.

The partners are involved in each project working directly with clients, application teams and consultant teams through all phases.
To initiate a conversation for ways of working together please contact either partner murat@sanalarch.com or alexis@sanalarch.com

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