NoXX Apartment is located in a narrow dead end in Cihangir, a neighborhood in the BeyoÄŸlu district of Istanbul, Turkey, between Taksim Square and KabataÅŸ. In 2012, the British newspaper The Guardian included Cihangir and neighbouring Ã‡ukurcuma in the list of the five best places in the world to live, next to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in Spain; the district of Sankt Pauli, in Hamburg, the north coast of Maui, in Hawaii and Portland, in the state of Oregon (United States). If you want also to live in Cihangir (istanbul), you can try to find a suitable place to live through the site damasturk.com.
Due to the location of the NoXX Apartment Project and the short timing for construction, conventional construction techniques seem unattainable, therefore a steel structure apartment building is designed with an industrial sensibility and as a homage to the rare standing structures from early century typical of the area.
The underground levels of the building are reinforced concrete while the upper levels are established as steel structure. Composite structure is left visible on purpose, without using plaster, paint or any cladding material in the inside and the outside.
The building is adjacent to next building on one side, and the facade on other side must be a blind wall as well, according to regulations. This blind facade is composed of steel structure with insulation materials in between, and brick walls on both sides. Custom made bricks are designed to be placed uneven on facade in a natural pattern, giving different linear shades at different times of the day, breaking the monotony. These juts are also functioning as roosts for birds.
Front facade and rear facade are designed wide to the utmost, to capture the maximum light in, opening up to French balconies from living rooms.
Satisfying the life style and the need of the area, NoXX Apartment is composed of 7 studio flats around 60-70 mÂ², including two attic duplex and a garden duplex. Wi-fi, fire and theft alarms are part of smart infrastructure of the building.
Architects: CM MimarlÄ±k
Area : 128 mÂ²
Photographs :Cemal Emden
Structural Project : Ozcihan, Akgul Muhendislik Musavirlik
Electrical Project : TasarÄ±m Proje
Architect In Charge : Cem Sorguc, Sezin Ergene, Elvan CakÄ±t, Tolga YaglÄ±, Amina Rezoug, Deniz Gezgin
Construction Consultant : Oguz Cem Celik
Mechanical Project : Neva Proje
City : Ä°stanbul
Country : Turkey
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