The Isbank Skyscraper: The Modern Office Block in Turkey

VIIIth International DOCOMOMO Conference, Import-Export: Postwar Modernism in an Expanding World


Marmara Köşkü: Atatürk İçin Modern Çiftlik Evi
Alpagut, Leyla (Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, 2012-6-1)
Established in 1925, the Gazi Pap Farm has shown a planned development during the 1930s with its complementary functions of agriculture, industry, accommodation, entertainment, and leisure. The Marmara Chalet built as resident for Ataturk is one of the primary structures of the Farm premises, which defines the qualification of the 'modernity project' at its own scale. This early-dated structure realized by the Swiss architect Ernst Arnold Egli between the years 1928-1929, one year after he came to Turkey, r...
The St. Regis hotel and residence (Atlanta, GA) - Analysis, design, and construction
Watson, Nathan Ararat; Kurç, Özgür; Luangvilai, Kritsakorn; Celik, Onur; Ocon, Martin R. (2009-09-14)
The St. Regis Atlanta, one of the two five-star hotels located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a $150 million mixed-use building with 151 hotel rooms and 53 prestigious residences designed to meet the high expectations of the owner and architect. The distinctive architectural precast exterior combined with one-of-a-kind interior amenities creates a landmark building. With 26 stories including three underground levels, a two-story lobby with monumental staircase, and a tropical-paradise pool above an expansive hotel...
The Kerkenes Eco center a show case for appropriate housing and sustainable development in rural Turkey
Elias Özkan, Soofia Tahira; Matthieu, Pedergnana (2015-09-09)
A fast developing country, Turkey faces many challenges including an urgent need for sustainable economic development in rural and remote areas. Villagers in Central Anatolia, where climatic conditions are typified by very cold winters and hot, sunny and dry summers, are migrating to cities where they seek a more comfortable life style. Thus village economies have worsened and buildings have been abandoned. The Kerkenes Eco‐Center, located on the edge of Şahmuratlı Village in central Anatolia, was founded i...
The Istanbul Palace of Sports and Exhibition Turkey s Past and Progress on Display
Altan, Tomris Elvan (2016-12-01)
The Turkish Grand National Assembly complex: an evaluation of the function and meaning of parliamentary spaces
Demirkol, Hatice Günseli; Altan, Tomris Elvan; Department of Architecture (2009)
This study is an evaluation of the function and the meaning of parliamentary spaces of the Turkish Republic, focusing on the parliamentary complex of the Turkish Grand National Assembly in the capital city of Ankara. Parliament buildings are symbols of the nation and the nation state, representing the national identity via expressional aspects of their functional space. The issue is of national prestige, security and power that remain in effect albeit adapting to changing situations in time. This study atte...
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T. E. Altan, “The Isbank Skyscraper: The Modern Office Block in Turkey,” presented at the VIIIth International DOCOMOMO Conference, Import-Export: Postwar Modernism in an Expanding World, 2004, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: