Inter.National.Design's Arkadia Apartments project celebrates simplistic and functional details. The architecture studio is based in Rotterdam and has built their latest structure in the heart of a run-down Istanbul neighborhood.
The elongated and linear structure boasts gridded details, seen through its monumental facade that is clad in glass and metal fragments. Working with Istanbul's urban planners, Inter.National.Design aims to inspire the city's officials to improve its existing and decaying structures.
In the case of the Arkadia Apartments project, the structure reinvents a classic residence from the 70s and adds 12 additional units to its shell. Instead of tearing down a decaying building, the residence improves upon it and illustrates the power of practical design. The gridded architecture piece is a subtle homage to the understated and functional style pioneered by Mies Van der Rohe.
Inter.National.Design's Arkadia Apartments Project Embraces Practicality
1. Practicality in Architecture - Designing structures with simplistic and functional details, highlighting the power of practical design in architecture.
2. Reinventing Classic Structures - Enhancing existing structures with innovative design, creating functional and modern spaces while preserving historical architecture.
3. Grid Style Architecture - Incorporating gridded details in architectural design as a subtle homage to classic and sophisticated architectural styles.
1. Architecture - Opportunities for architects to incorporate practicality and grid style details in their architectural designs.
2. Real Estate - Developing real estate properties by enhancing, renovating, or repurposing existing structures to create modern and functional living spaces.
3. Urban Planning - Collaborating with architects to improve and renovate existing structures in urban areas, creating innovative changes in city and town landscapes.