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Gabriel by Atelye 70

By • Dec 4, 2014

Gabriel is a private home located in Beyoğlu, a district in the European side of Istanbul, Turkey.

It was restored in 2013 by Atelye 70.

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Gabriel by Atelye 70:

“The Gabriel Apartment is a restoration project that finds its origins in the unique history of the building where it is located… A history that connects Italy to Turkey…to Istanbul.

Pera’s hill, where the building rises, is a stone throwaway from the famous Galata district (The Genoese enclave). From the second half of the XIX century the area became an action field of Italian architects, artists and decorators, later to be known as the Levantines of Istanbul.

In that period Istanbul was growing with the inflow of rural population and its urban fabric was being restructured mostly after the big fires that devastated the city. There was a need to modernize, to Europeanize with new architecture and urban works, yet still respecting the Ottoman tradition.

Among the Italians who were called to help this transformation, there was the architect Guglielmo Semprini, designer of the building where Gabriel apartment is sited.”

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Photos by: Emrah Aydemir

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