3/18/2013

Sur Yapi Offices; Istanbul, Turkey




The Sur Yapi offices, designed by Tago Architects in Istanbul, Turkey takes a sharks bite out of traditional office architecture.  The building's unique concrete and glass facade is adorned with inverted and angled wood lattice treatments highlighting the main hall, and serving as a sun shield to the rear offices, laid out in a geometric gill like formation.




The building is perched atop a hill side to serve as a focal point, introducing the high-rise residential building it serves.  The offices will first be used as a sales office for the high-rise, and later as the main offices for the construction company.  The three levels are divided up with sales/administration and exhibition space on the Ground Floor, Staging units on the 1st basement level, and mechanical and parking on the 2nd basement level.