Project: Maya Residence
Architects: Tago Architects
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Area: 26,909 sqft
Photographs by: Gurkan Akay
Maya Residence by Tago Architects
Maya Residence by Istanbul based TAGO Architects emphasizes the industrial background of the city with wide windows, high ceilings, calm colors and use of steel on the entrance canopy while providing an aesthetical living space for its inhabitants.
An urban infill project set in Istanbul, Turkey ever-changing Erenkoy neighborhood, award-winning architect Gokhan Aktan Altug, founder of Tago Architects, draws inspiration from a wide array of sources. Combining an urban industrial feel with sleek modern lines, and communities both professional and residential, Maya apartment is a lively addition to an already bustling part of the city. The multi-purpose project features ground-level retail space, seven levels of condominiums, two underground parking levels, and a sightfull rooftop garden.
Maya is a boutique condominium project. By emphasizing the importance of natural light, open space, and the simplicity of the building’s materials, designer meant to fit within the neighborhood’s aesthetic.
Several nods to the building’s urban setting and the industrial background that shaped the neighborhood include wide windows and high ceilings, the use of steel that shapes the entrance path, and an exterior of panelized siding with a color from the industrial tones of grey. Unconventional touches, like a “puzzle” that slides along the facade, breaks monotonism based on self-repetitive plan.
Maya apartment is a prime example of design-based living located amidst a busy urban center.