Wednesday, 02 November 2016 00:08

Istanbul Design Biennial

At a turbulent time for the Turkish city, this event’s rigour and independence of thought demonstrates the tenacity of its organisers

Published in Review
Monday, 09 November 2015 00:00

Port City Talks: Istanbul Antwerp

For the Europalia biennial, architect Murat Tabanlioglu has curated a display of intriguing contemporary artworks that contemplate the Turkish city's relationship with the sea. But the exhibition’s retrospective and comparative elements somewhat weaken its impact, says John Jervis

Published in Review
Thursday, 02 April 2015 01:00

Occupy architecture

Protest camps are constructed rapidly, using everyday materials as objects of disobedient design. But the hasty architectural decisions made by protesters can come to symbolise their movement and deepen its impact

Published in Features
Monday, 16 February 2015 00:00


The Turkish duo say their modernist hotels and restaurants have shaken up Istanbul social life. Now they are coming to London

Published in News
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 00:00

Istanbul Design Biennial

This year found designers in apocalyptic, survivalist mood, argues Christopher Turner

Published in Review
Monday, 29 September 2014 15:29

Istanbul Design Biennial

Various venues, Istanbul
1 November – 14 December 2014

Published in Diary

MoMA, New York
22 November 2014 – 10 May 2015

Published in Diary
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 14:40

Zoë Ryan: Istanbul Design Biennial

The second incarnation of the Turkish design event steers away from utopian thinking in favour of practical solutions to real-world problems, says Art Institute of Chicago head of architecture and design Zoë Ryan

Published in News
Monday, 29 March 2010 11:44


Istanbul may be 3,000 years old but it's newer than Los Angeles.

Published in Features
Thursday, 17 December 2009 16:32

Bas Princen

Like islands, the buildings in photographer Bas Princen’s latest series are isolated objects in the landscape.

Published in GALLERY