Marc Goodwin photographs 10 offices of architects in Istanbul

Ten architects’ studios in Istanbul, Turkey, opened their doors to photographer Marc Goodwin for the latest instalment in his global series.

Norm Architects, Tabanlioglu Architects and Emre Arolat Architecture are just some of the architecture practices captured by Goodwin, the founder of architectural photography site Archmospheres.

“Istanbul is one of my favourite cities,” Goodwin told Dezeen. “There are lots of great architects here.”

Goodwin has previously shot architects’ studios on location in Paris, Shanghai and Los Angeles, but his latest series takes in the Turkish city that straddles Europe and Asia.

“This is a big city for this part of the world, though small compared to [other locations in his series] Seoul, Mexico City or São Paulo, and it really feels it,” he said of Istanbul.

“Layer upon layer of history, things being torn-down, torn-up, rebuilt. On one level it feels like a constant battle to get things done on the other hand people feed stray cats everywhere you look and fish all along the Bosphorus,” he added.

“It feels like a Mediterranean village on steroids.”

The photographer had a little more adventure than he bargained for when an earthquake struck the city while he was shooting at Emre Arolat’s office, which “collapsed the whole city for the day”.

“They only have them once in a blue moon apparently and the last one was a decade ago – the last time I visited!” he said.

Scroll down to see inside ten architects’ studios in Istanbul:


Istanbul architects' studios by Marc Goodwin

AVCI Architects

In this space since: 2018
Number of employees: 15
Building’s former use: house


Istanbul architects' studios by Marc Goodwin

GEO_ID

In this space since: 2009
Number of employees: 19
Building’s former use: house


Istanbul architects' studios by Marc Goodwin

KG Mimarlık

In this space since: 1997
Number of employees: 10
Building’s former use: residential


Istanbul architects' studios by Marc Goodwin

Salon Alper Derinbogaz

In this space since: 2014
Number of employees: 19
Building’s former use: residential


Istanbul architects' studios by Marc Goodwin

Norm Architects

In this space since: 2007
Number of employees: 32
Building’s former use: Armenian community prep-school


Istanbul architects' studios by Marc Goodwin

MeMA London

In this space since: 2018
Number of employees: 15
Building’s former use: studio


Istanbul architects' studios by Marc Goodwin

Atelye 70

In this space since: 2010
Number of employees: 15
Building’s former use: school guesthouse


Istanbul architects' studios by Marc Goodwin

Emre Arolat Architecture

In this space since: 2010
Number of employees: 50
Building’s former use: new build


Istanbul architects' studios by Marc Goodwin

Tabanlioglu Architects

In this space since: 1995
Number of employees: 130
Building’s former use: office and apartments


Istanbul architects' studios by Marc Goodwin

Nevzat Sayın Mimarlık Hizmetleri

In this space since: 2013
Number of employees: 8
Building’s former use: carpenter’s shop

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