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Istanbul's New Telecommunication Tower Is Sculpted By The Wind

Istanbul's New Telecommunication Tower Is Sculpted By The Wind | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

The new design for a telecommunication tower in Istanbul by RTA office is conceptually based on the way the designers understand the site and geography. Therefore their proposal comes as a response to this very specific and strategically important point which bridges the gap between Europe and Asia, merging cultures and continents.


The shape to the tower is given by the sum of flexible threads that adapt to the body. As the shape varies so does the floor plan which allows different functions.  Regarding the energy sources, the tower uses wind power, while it also resembles an element that had been shaped by the wind. The texture of the tower changes in perception as the visitor is approaching the object –from solid it transforms into a mesh.

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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, September 11, 2013 5:00 PM

La nueva torre de comunicaciones de Estambul. De nuevo puente entre oriente y occidente. Una serie de hilos que se daptan al cuerpo principal de la torre y que hacen que la torre se convierta en una malla según te acercas. Poca resistencia al viento y referencia a las cúpulas-bulbo de toda la iconografía oriental.

Fran R Garcia's comment, September 12, 2013 12:08 AM
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Sculptural architecture blurs the division between built form and landscape...

Sculptural architecture blurs the division between built form and landscape... | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Barwon Heads in Victoria is undergoing a period of significant change. Heritage restrictions currently protect older fishing shacks whilst the remainder of the seaside town is progressively being redeveloped.

The architecture now emerging is significantly contributing to the evolution of this small coastal township. The interesting circular building form of this house emerged from the architects Jackson Clements Burrows exploring circular forms, which resulted in a circular skylight over the first floor living areas and the overall shape of the house mirroring and immersing the structure into the Ti-tree dominated landscape.

The house is wrapped in a skin of vertical cedar battens, which not only provide privacy and solar protection but also blur the division between the built form and the landscape...

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Modernism + Nature: the Tower Studio in Shoal Bay, Newfoundland

Modernism + Nature: the Tower Studio in Shoal Bay, Newfoundland | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

The ‘Tower Studio’ is dramatically situated on a stretch of rocky coastline in Shoal Bay, Newfoundland, where no roads guide your way and which is only reached by hiking.

Part of an architectural series by Saunders Architecture the Fogo Island Arts Corporation, the studio’s sculptural silhouette leans both forward and backward as it twists upward.

The studio is comprised of three levels with an overall height of thirty-two feet. Its entry area is equipped with a kitchenette, a compost toilet and wood- burning fireplace. Its second level is a studio, day lit by generous skylight.

At times, the stark abstract forms of the studios all painted black seem to disappear into the foggy weather, typical on Fogo Island. Inside everything is painted in a shiny white and as one passes up the white ladder through the horizontal opening one will stand on the roof- top deck with the view of the ocean and the rocky wind-swept terrain around you...

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