Category: architecture

Different kind of bridge

It is impossible to talk about the city without mentioning its longstanding symbol; the bridge. The image comes up on everything from postcards and t-shirts to magazine titles and promotional posters. Yet the most important bridge in Istanbul is not the one from advertising campaigns, but the one that brings different people together. text by…
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Challenging architects in Istanbul

Next week, October 7-8, Turkish and foreign architects will gather in Istanbul at Arkimeet to discuss the current issues of urban development in a local and global context. Prior to the event, BRIDGE talked to Ömer Yılmaz, managing partner of Arkitera Architecture Center, the organizer of Arkimeet, about the changes in Istanbul as seen from…
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Design intervention

Making a city livable is a collective effort between people who have everyone’s best interest in mind. Istanbul might not top the quality of life indexes yet, but change is already underway in Kadıköy.  text by Marzena Romanowska for BRIDGE | All photos courtesy of TAK   Although there is no adequate scale of measurement for such…
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13th Istanbul Biennial: Have you found what you were looking for?

Halil Altindere, Wonderland, 2013   If there could have been only one piece at the 13 Istanbul Biennial, foreign guests would choose Halil Altındere’s “Wonderland.” The video is not exclusive to the event, and has been previously shown in Istanbul’s galleries. International journalists and art professionals present at the exhibition’s preview formed a long line…
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