“Tangent” architecture: YKKS building reconstructed

Alp, Aslı
This work seeks to provide an analysis of the YKKS building designed by Teğet Mimarlık architects. Shortly after the inauguration of the Yapı Kredi Art and Culture Center in İstanbul in 2017, the building was immediately recognized in a number of architectural publications in Turkey as well as abroad. Reasons for such earned reputation are various. One of the major interpretations illustrates the building as “negotiating the fine line between preservation and transformation.” ‘fine’ indicating a nuance. This study aims to understand this ‘fine line’ the building negotiates in architectural practice. In line with this purpose, this work, starts with the assumption that it is possible to take a building into consideration and to interpret it with the help of a ‘creative vocabulary’ built around the keyword ‘tangent,’ that will be elaborated for further reading into the selected building.


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Citation Formats
A. Alp, ““Tangent” architecture: YKKS building reconstructed,” Thesis (M.Arch.) -- Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences. Architecture., Middle East Technical University, 2019.