Author Archives: Berke

13th Istanbul Biennial

13th Istanbul Biennial realised under the title “Mom, am I barbarian?”. The curator of  13th Istanbul Biennial is Funda Erdemci. Admission to the the 13th Istanbul Biennial will be free of charge. Biennial will held at Antrepo no.3, Galata Greek Primary School, ARTER, SALT Beyoğlu and 5533 from 14 September to 20 October.

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Everywhere is Taksim. Resist at Kadikoy, Istanbul #occupygezi (7th day)

Kadikoy

Kadikoy

Everywhere is Taksim. Resist at Kadikoy, Istanbul #occupygezi (6th day)

Altiyol, Kadikoy

Altiyol, Kadikoy

Roger Waters concert in Istanbul

Roger Waters, Founder member of Pink Floyd, is coming to Istanbul with “Wall Tour”.

Concert will be held at ITU Stadium.

Concert will be held at ITU Stadium.

 

Nuruosmaniye Mosque

Nuruosmaniye Mosque is located in Çemberlitaş, near Column of Constantine (Çemberlitaş), Gazi Atik Ali Paşa Mosque and entrance of Grand Bazaar (Kapalıçarşı). It is one of the finest example of Ottoman Baroque style mosques.

Nuruosmaniye Mosque

Nuruosmaniye Mosque

It was built on a square plan.  There are 2 marble stairs to get in the mosque. 174 baroque style windows illuminate mosque. These windows are made of gypsum. Nuruosmaniye Mosque’s dome is one of the biggest dome in Ottoman architecture. The major dome’s diameter is 26 meters. Arch are carrying this dome. There are 32 windows on the bottom of major dome.

SALT

SALT is a not-for-profit institution founded by Garanti Bank. It opened in April 2011. SALT located across two buildings: SALT Galata and SALT Beyoğlu.

SALT Galata originally designed as 19th century Imperial Ottoman Bank headquarters by Alexandre Vallaury. SALT Galata houses a specialized, public library and archive; spaces dedicated to research, workshops, an exhibition and conference hall; as well as the Ottoman Bank Museum.

I have been to SALT Galata for a project named UrbanCloud. We modeled Gedikpaşa and basically we asked questions to city, we defined problems of Gedikpaşa. SALT Galata has a fascinating atmosphere so I took some photos inside building during project.