MUSEUM OF DEMOCRACY | Istanbul | Unit 21 | 2011
‘The Museum of Democracy’ is a proposal to remember and embody the defining acts of Turkish Democracy. The museum’s architecture is concerned with the acts of seeing and symbolising the narratives which have defined the process of Democracy in Turkey.
The museum is sited upon [...]
MUSEUM OF PANORAMIC CARTOGRAPHY | Istanbul | Unit 21 | 2011
The Istanbul Museum of Panoramic Cartography investigates how individual and public ways of viewing Istanbul can be catalogued and exhibited to allow the user to visually comprehend the city’s development and contemporary urban fabric.
The museum is perceived externally as a mark in [...]
MUSEUM OF MELANCHOLY | Istanbul | Unit 21 | 2011
The whole story comes from Orhan Pamuk’s book ‘Istanbul: Memories of a City’, in which ‘hüzün’, a Turkish expression of ‘melancholy’, is defined as a form of collective emotion shared by millions of people in Istanbul. In this book, people’s life and the landscape [...]
MUSEUM OF OPTICS | London | Unit 21 | 2011
‘On the last night of the nine-day boat journey, he makes a thorough mystical preparation when he hears thecaptain announce, “Gentlemen! Tomorrow at dawn, we will see the first minarets of Istanbul.” Passenger De Amicissleeps little, goes to the deck as soon as [...]
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