Kavacık Office is situated at the edge of Kavacık artery that belongs to the road leading to the Bosphorus Bridge in İstanbul. The 5973 square-meter-office is famous for its six meter-cantilevered box containing meeting areas. The design is developed out of seven volumes that are juxtaposed by considering programmatic requirements. The main volume harbors open offices and are located at the center. The other volumes surround this rectangular volume in three dimensional space.
Each volume harbors a group of program functions, that are working areas, service units, circulation spaces, shops, car parking, cafe and private meeting. The separation of service units, such as circulation corridors and wet areas from the main volume enabled free arrangement of working areas. It brings forward a certain flexibility in grouping similar functions and shaping the volume according to technical requirements.
Each volume has its own integrity considering the selection of facade material. The volume that contains service units has a brutal style and has a concrete facade. The cylindrical volume that contains circulation units has a glass curtain wall. Cantilevered meeting space is surrounded by louvers. Therefore it is possible to observe the idea of volumetric separation from the outside. The design took shape by “adding” various elements of design program together, “grouping” them into volumes, “arranging” them around the main central volume of working areas. “The design of the design act”, an approach based on constructing the design acts, was the motto that gave way to the built form.
The interior spaces were designed with an emphasis on certain architectural elements that belong to interior spaces, such as columns, stairs etc. through the use of color.
Location İstanbul, Turkey
Total Construction Area 5.973 m²
Architectural Project Yazgan Design Architecture
Interior Design Project Yazgan Design Architecture
Structural Project Aydın Pelin - Can Binzet Engineering
Mechanical Project Ünlü Engineering
Electrical Project Ovacık Engineering
Landscape Design Project Yazgan Design Architecture
Structural Consultant Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cem Yalçın, Tenda Engineering
Construction Date 2009
Contractor Kayı Construction
Kerem Yazgan, 2009
Arredamento Mimarlık, May 2010
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İnşaat & Yatırım, September 2011
Seramik Turkey Magazine, December 2011-February 2012
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Best Magazine, February 2012
Chamber of Architects XI. National Architecture Exhibition and Awards: Buildings, Projects and Ideas, 2008
Chamber of Architects XII. National Architecture Exhibition and Awards: Buildings, Projects and Ideas, 2011