Monday, 23 November 2009

The Venice Charter Revisited: Modernism, Conservation and Tradition in the 21st Century
Editor: Matthew Hardy
Date Of Publication: Nov 2008
Isbn13: 9781847186881Isbn: 1847186882

Proud to be one of the contributors of this book edited by Dr Matthew Hardy.
More information can be found here.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Responsibilities and Opportunities in Architectural Conservation: Theory, Education, and Practice (CSAAR Press)

The proceedings of CSAAR '08 Conference is now published as a book.

Title: Responsibilities and Opportunities in Architectural Conservation: Theory, Education, and Practice (Paperback)
Editors: Salim Elwazani, Shatha Malhis, Jamal Al-Qawasmi
Pages: 496 (vol I), 480 (vol II)
Published: November 2008
Language: English
Book Dimensions: 17X24 cm
ISBN: 978-9957-8602-6-4 (Volume I)
ISBN: 978-9957-8602-7-1 (Volume II)
Click here to order the title. Title also can be ordered from and
View table of contents of volume I
View table of contents of volume II.

My paper entitled "Conservation and Contemporary Design: Complementary or Contradictory Activities?", where different case-studies from the walled cities of Urbino and Famagusta/Gazimagusa were discussed, can be found in the second volume.

Friday, 22 May 2009

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Kapalı Çarşı (Grand Bazaar), istanbul




Dating back to the 15th century, the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul can be considered as a small town consisting of more than 60 streets and 4000 shops.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Archaeological Sites as an Integral Part of Cultural Landscape

A very interesting presentation that I was lucky enough to be present during the CSAAR '08 Conference by Mirjana Roter, Gordana Milosevic and Ana Radiojevic from the University of Belgrade, Serbia. The paper was based on some student projects aiming at integration of contemporary design with archaeological sites.

Sunday, 5 April 2009


The Stones of Famagusta, a film about the architecture of the walled city of Famagusta is a must-see film for anyone interested in architectural background of the island as well as in Byzantine, French Gothic and Venetian architecture of the period. The film was also screened at the prestigious Santa Barbara International Film Festival in Santa Barbara, California.

Famagusta/Gazimagusa -the city walls & the moat

Friday, 20 March 2009

Design Project: Museum Extension and Redevelopment

Master of Arts degree of Interior Design, September 2004.

During my MA studies, the hypothesis of the study was “to create a dialogue between the past and contemporary new design and to filter it through my vision in the museum/ exhibition space.”One of the objectives of my MA studies was to create a dialogue with the history of the building and with the place.

I was designed the project brief as above and will continue publishing about the project in this blog.

Saturday, 14 March 2009

An office table

Being a big fan of Cem Yilmaz, it was amazing to see that he also has a good taste in interiors. You can find more info in this month's Marie Claire Maison. I love the wooden meeting table with metal legs.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Forms of Nature

whenever I need a piece of mind!...

Monday, 2 March 2009

Capri Island

A poscard from Capri which exactly illustrates the island!

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Enterances to a walled city- Valletta

The most-disputed main entrance: The city gate

The Victoria Gate.

Saturday, 31 January 2009

Palladio in London

Andrea Palladio
Andrea Palladio: His Life and Legacy
Royal Academy of Arts,
Starts 31/01/2009
Until 13/04/2009
more info can be found here

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Istanbul- the capital of culture 2010-

Here are some of my favorite posters designed for 2010 Istanbul Capital of Culture.

Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya), Istanbul.

Hagia Sophia from south (source)

According to an article appeared on NTVMSNBC, as a part of the preparation process for Istanbul -capital of culture in 2010, the scaffolding that has been there for some 16 years will be removed. 2010 should be the best year to visit Istanbul...

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Tour Eiffel and Paris by Robert Delaunay (1911)

Oil on canvas, Pompidou Centre.

Friday, 23 January 2009

Peace Monument, Paris

The monument was created by Clara Halter and Jean Michel Wilmotte in 2000.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Pyramide du Louvre by I.M.Pei

The Pei Pyramids were built in 1989 in the courtyard of the Louvre Museum, since then they have been a great source of inspration for anyone interested in contemporary interventions within historic contexts...

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Halle de la Grand Place by Francis Soler

This market building project, designed by the architect Francis Soler, stretches alongside the main square of Bethune surrounded by facades which were rebuilt after 1918 as replicas of earlier facades and located at the foot of a 14th century belltower listed in 2005 as a UNESCO WHS.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Ron Arad in Pompidou Centre (1)

Ron Arad's first big solo exhibition in France, his current Pompidou Centre Show, will be ending on the 16th of March 2009. It will tour to MoMA in New York in Summer 2009 and go on to the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 2010.
Arad claims that formal distinctions between art, architecture and design are obsolute - he defines himself as a "no discipline" artist.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

two twentytwo (Valletta)

One of the coolest transformation of historic defence structure projects: two twentytwo 2 22 by Chris Briffa Architects. Architects' definition of the concept can be found here. The project was completed in the year 2007. Its upsetting to see that there are still so many walled cities where interventions are not permitted within the city walls...
For more information on 2 22 click.