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ISTANBUL, 2010

Nef Flats 163

Inspired by Istanbul and the lifestyle of the city’s young working professionals, NEF Flats 163 is a new concept in high-rise way of living.

Located in Levent, one of the main business districts in Istanbul, the residential development translates the multilayered and chaotic architectural fabric of the city into a systematical order for the building to respond to its local surroundings, while relating in scale to the neighbouring commercial towers.

In the design process, the pace of modern life and need for practicality has made ‘modularity’ the starting point of the project. Through the use of natural materials, clean and simple lines as well as open spaces and green areas, the building balances the fundamentals of modern architecture with the human need for warmth and comfort.

The design concept for the 24-storey residential tower draws on both a combination of boxes and ship containers, whose modularity have brought them to the fore.

The need for green space – one of the biggest problems of high-rises – and a nature-oriented lifestyle is met by integrating a garden on each level. Linked to the other common areas, the green areas also provide circulation within the building.

The floor corridors face the central core of the building and are lined with flats ranging from 59 m2 and 112 m2 apartments. The apartment interiors are based on functional layouts, making the most of the space.

Nef Flats 163 was a finalist in World Architecture Festival in 2010

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  • Total area 51,620 sqm
  • Client Nef
  • Architect Autoban
  • Interior design Autoban
  • Project team Seyhan Özdemir, Sefer Çağlar / Gökhan Uzun, Müge Çakır, Berrin Ulutaş
  • Photography Sergio Ghetti
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