Görkem Volkan Design Studio has been specialized in providing architectural & interior design and project consultation services since it has been founded in Istanbul in 2006. As GVDS, in all the projects that we participate, our top priority is to successfully provide the services of design, project coordination, on-site monitoring of the application and production processes, interdisciplinary coordination, quantity survey and preparation of bidding documents through a coordinated teamwork between the client and the architect . While we believe that design has an essential role to play in building corporate style and brand, in our projects, we successfully present options that best fit the client, the users and the environmental factors. As architects and designers, we are aware of our responsibility to create high performance, healthy and functional spaces that accommodates direct interaction among people.We aim to manage the short and long term scheduling requirements and the priorities of the clients in each project, in compliance with the designated factors. We believe that, in all phases of concept design, project creation, application and controlling processes, success can be achieved by becoming a good team player and we hold efficient teamwork in high regard, knowing how much value it adds to any project. As GVDS, in architectural design and interior design fields, we have successfully managed the design, application and coordination projects for Accommodation, Office and Retail spaces, having completed more than 800.000 m2 of covered area in total.

BOMONTI
APARTMENT

PROJECTS

LOCATION

ISTANBUL, TURKEY

TYPE

Array

YEAR

2009-2010

AREA

2.000M²

CLIENT

MIKA CONSTRUCTION

STATUS

completed

The Bomonti Apartment that was designed in a narrow lot with a 4.5 m façade in Sisli Bomonti consists of six flats, including two rooms for each, in three different plan types with an area of 80 square meters for each; and an additional duplex roof flat which covers 150 square meters.

The building, considered to be as a design of ergonomic efficiency and naturalness, was designed within an identity that is coherent with its environment as a sailboat though keeps the individuality by its readiness to leave the site anytime.

The proposed façade organization was considered to be a model for the street, regarding the potential change of the neighboring buildings in future. The metal grids utilized not only for window blinds but also for flower pots, were used to provide dynamism for the façade that was dominated by blue colored surfaces and red cedar wood covering. The balcony railings and other details with materials in the interior space also have traces of naval architecture. A potential harmony with the surrounding buildings was allowed by avoiding to finish the façade with a separate profile or joint gaps on both sides.

The longitudinal windows from floor to ceiling on the frontal façade ease to have enough daylight and air for the living room. The wooden parquetry was used on the floor to sustain the warm and natural atmosphere of the interior space. Solar panels used on the roof reduce the common electricity expenses of this small building.

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