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.














DKY-TEM project is designed to cover 1.000 residential units that are planned within the urban development regulations in Sultangazi district of Istanbul. Though the prototype scheme is projected via restrictive and directive FAR calculations, the main aim is to provide the largest public space as the project’s center of gravity by means of the opportunities created by the topography. The linear blocks are placed in the periphery thus create the social center and the shared garden in the middle of the site. Accordingly, the aim is to create flexible relations of the linear blocks with the surrounding streets and boulevards.

In residential plans, bedrooms are placed on the façades that face the outer periphery, while the living rooms are planned on the side that looks at the shared garden that is assumed to become a popular place. Depending on privacy issues, living rooms are placed with an angular order.

The level difference between the lower and the upper sides of the site that reach 18 meters is utilized to use the area more flexible, separating the functions in a stepped plan.

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