Many of us who have explored grand palaces in Istanbul know about the quirky and heroic adventures of Ottoman royalty, but it is harder to find information about everyday life in the city, then called Constantinople. Mark Twain’s book called “The Innocents Abroad”, mentions it but for real time inspiration, many travellers head off the beaten track to discover the only heritage left, which is the houses.
12 Dec 2018 posted in Design
Traditional Turkish houses have gained an iconic status both domestically and internationally. With calls for their preservation and renovation, some historians worry their demise will remove traces of history. Some experts also want to keep them intact so future generations will remember their cultural heritage.
Long-time visitors and residents have seen massive changes over the last decade as Turkey modernises its real estate market, but changes happened long before now.
20 Nov 2018 posted in Design
The 28-mile Istanbul Canal project is an ambitious endeavour by the Turkish government to build a new shipping route. The artificial waterway will link the Black and Marmara seas and create a new island on the European side of Turkey’s biggest and most populated city.
17 Nov 2018 posted in Design
The Bosphorus mansions are Turkey’s crème de la crème of real estate. Also, called yali houses, these luxury villas in Istanbul are worth more than the average person will earn in six lifetimes.
11 Nov 2018 posted in Design
City skylines tell a lot about people who inhabit it, and Istanbul’s tallest buildings are no exception. Standing out among minarets of mosques, bridges, and iconic landmarks, they stand for a generation who strives to break records.
26 Sep 2018 posted in Design
As the world now actively encourages creativity and individual thinking, conventional Turkish art styles are making a comeback.
14 Sep 2018 posted in Design
During the 1960s tourism took over the region, and with it, a mass of multicultural influences washed over the peninsula. People wanted more space, comfort and luxury. The real estate market had stepped up a gear and world-renowned and esteemed Turkish architects looked to have their work appear on the peninsula.
While Turkey’s youngest and brightest architects are redefining the structural design of new, and modern Turkish houses, taking a trip down memory lane to see the earlier architecture of past generations pays homage to bygone eras.
One reason travelling around Turkey is not only fun but also educational, is the assorted styles of architecture throughout the country. Two styles of architecture are especially well respected in Turkey, and they are Ottoman and Seljuk.
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