Kenneth Frampton, Assoc. AIA, will present the work of the rising Turkish architectural practice of Emre Arolat Associates whose work is currently featured in a monograph recently published by Rizzoli, New York with introductory essays by Süha Özkan and Philip Jodidio. This prolific but relatively unknown practice was founded by Arolat in 2004 and Frampton’s presentation will assume the form of a comparative critical appraisal of the wide scope of their commissions to date, ranging from high-rise developments in the center of Istanbul to international airports, research centers and residential communities of varying scale and scope.
Kenneth Frampton, Assoc. AIA, was born in the United Kingdom in 1930 and trained as an architect at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. After practicing for a number of years in the United Kingdom and in Israel, he served as the editor of the British magazine Architectural Design. He has taught at a number of leading institutions, including the Royal College of Art, the ETH Zurich, EPFL Lausanne, the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, and the Berlage Institute in The Netherlands. He is currently the Ware Professor of Architecture at the GSAPP, Columbia University. He is the author of Modern Architecture and the Critical Present (1980), Studies in Tectonic Culture (1995), American Masterworks (1995), Le Corbusier (2001), Labour, Work & Architecture (2005), and an updated fourth edition of Modern Architecture: A Critical History (2007).
Dr. Süha Özkan, Hon. FAIA, was the initiator and leader of the XXI Architectural Culture Centre in Ankara and was responsible for the publication of the centre’s journal, entitled XXI. During May 2000, he served as jury member for the architectural competition for the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Memorial in Washington, D.C. He chaired the selection process of the Rolex Master Protégé Programme in Geneva and was a member of the European Union Prize for Architecture, Barcelona 2005. He has also been a member in a number of competition juries in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Recently, he was a member of the international jury for “The Edge” Urban Development Competition in Dubai (2007).
Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard University, and was Editor-in-Chief of the leading French art journal Connaissance des Arts for over two decades. He has published numerous articles and books, including TASCHEN's Architecture Now series, Building a New Millennium, and monographs on Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Alvaro Siza, Tadao Ando, and Renzo Piano.
About The Book Emre Arolat Architects: Context and Plurality
Written by Philip Jodidio and Suha Ozkan
The complete volume on the buildings and urban projects by Istanbul-based firm Emre Arolat Architects (EAA), the Turkish firm that won the 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Emre Arolat Architects is a compilation of extraordinary and innovative projects by this award-winning architecture firm, founded in 2004 by Emre Arolat and Gonca Paolar. The scope of EAA’s projects is all-encompassing, from luxury hotels to factories. EAA’s roots are in modernism’s honesty of structure, expression, and materials, yet they are undeniably influenced by Turkish vernacular. The book highlights thirty-four projects across Turkey, including the Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Art, Antakya Museum Hotel, Cukurova Regional Airport, Yalikavak Palmarina, Sancaklar Mosque, and Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler.
Organized by: Center for Architecture and Emre Arolat Architects