Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Erturk Textile Showroom in Istanbul, Turkey by Pimodek Architecture and Design Studio
August 21st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Pimodek Architecture and Design Studio
The space is designed for Ertürk Textile Denim Showroom in İstanbul Merter with signature of Pimodek Architecture and Design Studio which was founded by Arch MSc H. Basri Hamulu; rather than fabric display wrapped around a system in high shelves, having a post industrial cultural atmosphere beyond product stacking and by acting with the idea of exhibition of the rolled up fabrics in natural poses.
By choosing the metal, glass, wood and stone materials that fulfils the terms of modernism, industrialization, freedom and naturality which are the representative of denim, both conceptual and virtual enrichment gained and also origin of the concept determined.
The showroom, with an impact of a minimal industrial museum, strikingly welcomes the visitors, where the lighting effects applied as they are the supporter of main design elements. Product based lighting is achieved by choosing dark colors in the ceiling and the attitude for increasing the activity of exhibiting units is provided by using soft lights in the places except product stands.
Space and fabric relation is successfully reflected by the solution of simple color choices which is not competing with the richness of material. In the other spaces, glass seperations, natural stone covered surfaces, artificial flowers between the steel elements and furnitures in the harmony with the atmosphere are related with the concept and the effect in the showroom is strengthened.
About Pimodek Architecture and Design Studio:
Pimodek is an architectural studio that carries out the design and construction processes in cooperation. The office which has 35 years of experience in architectural practice is located in İstanbul Maçka and the construction workshop is ongoing its facilities in İstanbul Hasköy.
Pimodek Architectural Design Studio, founded in 1980 by Hasan Basri Hamulu (MSc Arch), stands out with restoration and urban design projects as well as many residential, commercial and public projects.
Hasan Basri Hamulu who was born in 1952 in Sivas Divriği, graduated from Istanbul Technical University Architecture Department in the year 1980. In 1982, he earned his master’s degree in department of “Industrialized Construction Systems” from the same faculty.
Basri Hamulu who have completed many architectural, interior design projects and construction works around the world in his professional life, is a member of Istanbul SMD (Istanbul Association of Architects).
Hamulu is the curator and designer of “The Gates of Paradise, The Great Mosque and Hospital at Divriği’’ Photograph Exhibition has been exhibited in many cities at home and abroad since 2009, mentioning the Portals of Divriği Complex which takes place in UNESCO World Heritage List. Besides, the architect continues urban design and restoration projects of Sivas Divriği which he has been working on for so long.