25 June – 20 October 2013
Istanbul Modern initiates YAP Istanbul Modern: Young Architects Program in partnership with The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA / MoMA PS1. The program will be held biannually during the summer and offer young emerging architects the opportunity to design a temporary architectural installation in İstanbul Modern’s courtyard. YAP Istanbul Modern is an expansion of the YAP International architects programs carried out at MoMA / MoMA PS1 in New York, the National Museum of XXI Century Arts (MAXXI) in Rome, and the CONSTRUCTO in Santiago.
The YAP: Young Architects Program offers designers and architects the opportunity to create spaces that promote diverse uses such as rest, play, and relaxation as well as hosting a series of live events. Architects are encouraged to address environmental issues, such as sustainability and recycling, to create innovative projects providing elements such as shade, water, and seating that increase the use of open-air spaces. Throughout the summer of 2013, the temporary installation built in Istanbul Modern’s courtyard will be used by museum visitors of all ages and will host museum activities especially addressing the young audience.
seapeaker is a hearing aid for Istanbul. It highlights the city’s muted qualities in an unexpected way. Designed using rigorous acoustical principles and the generative capacities of the site, seapeaker amplifies sounds of the sea underneath and punctures a new connection inbetween. Placed diagonally in Istanbul Modern’s courtyard, seapeaker organizes the previously empty space into a shaded hang-out area and a multi-functional venue, in which various spectacles and performances can unfold.
seapeaker uses various strategies for environmental sustainability, including analog sound amplification, seawater cooling, natural ventilation, energy-efficient lighting and re-used plywood materials. Socioeconomically, seapeaker involves regional maritime craftsmen for construction, while suggesting a fresh urban approach for other coastal infill sites in Istanbul and beyond.
Evren Başbuğ, İnanç Eray, Meriç Kara, Engin Ayaz Design Group
Four design professionals from different cities with diverse backgrounds, Evren Başbuğ (M.Arch., İzmir / METU, İstanbul Bilgi Uni.), İnanç Eray (M.Arch., London / METU, Architectural Association), Meriç Kara (designer, İstanbul / METU, Domus Academy) and Engin Ayaz (interaction designer, sustainability expert, New York / Stanford Uni., New York Uni.) are collaborating on the YAP İstanbul Modern Project in order to create a multi-disciplinary approach to this sophisticated design problem. With contributions from various specialists and design consultants, the design process and the framework of the project has been transformed into a wider research agenda.
Evren Başbuğ (M.Arch. / METU, Istanbul BilgiUni., [steb.co])
İnanç Eray (M.Arch. / METU, Architectural Association, [inanceray.com])
Meriç Kara (Designer / METU, Domus Academy, [merickara.com])
Engin Ayaz (Interaction Designer, Sustainability Exp. / Stanford Uni., New York Uni., [enginayaz.com])
Hüseyin Komşuoğlu (Senior Architect, [steb.co])
Eren Aksu (Footage, Video Editing, [vimeo.com/erenaksu])
David Rossmann (Visualisation, [stack-studios.com])
Çağlar Gezen (Cost Estimation / B. Arch. / Uni. of Florence)
Fırat Doğan (B.Arch. / ITU, Istanbul Bilgi Uni.)
İbrahim Tosun (Stu. of Arch. / Istanbul Bilgi Uni.)
Ediz Altan (Stu. of Arch. / Istanbul Bilgi Uni.)
Cenk Sezgin (Tech. Consultant / Galatasaray Uni., [cenksezgin.com])
Mehmet Kütükçüoğlu (M.Arch. / METU, Sci-Arch, [teget.com])
Assoc. Prof. Güven İncirlioğlu (M.Arch., Artist / METU, City Uni. NY, Bilkent Uni., [xurban.net])
Chris Neighbour (Civil Engineer / Cambridge Uni., [arup.com])
Jolyon Smith (Mechanical Engineer, Cambridge Uni., [arup.com])
Assoc. Prof. Arzu Gönenç Sorguç (MSc Mechanical Engineer, Acoustics Exp. / METU, [metu.edu.tr/~arzug])
Luca Dellatorre (Acoustics Exp. / Arup Acoustics London, [arup.com])
Shane Myrbeck (Acoustics Exp. / Arup Acoustics San Francisco, [arup.com])
Pelin Numan (Material Connexion Istanbul, [tr.materialconnexion.com])
Özgür İnam (Gözüyılmaz Engineering / ShipyardIndustry)
İdil Erkol (M.Arch. / MSFAU, ITU)