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The scope of Emre Arolat Architecture (EAA) projects is all-encompassing, from luxury hotels, museums, and factories to multiuse complexes.
EAA's roots are in modernism's honesty of structure, expression, and materials, yet their projects are tempered by the context and the tradition and culture from which they spring. The book highlights thirty-two projects across Turkey, England, Portugal, and the United States.
Projects include the award-winning Sancaklar mosque, built in a cavelike space with walls of concrete and slate, which seamlessly blend in with the topography; the architect sought to strip away design conventions and return to the essence of Islamic philosophy.
The Museum Hotel Antakya engages a novel design strategy for a hospitality center, which straddles archaeological findings: it is built alongside the ruins of St.
Pierre Church (an important Christian pilgrimage site).
Other projects include the innovative Istanbul Museum of Painting and Sculpture, which will historically document and display the largest collection of paintings of Turkish artists, and the Abdullah Gul Presidential Museum and Library, the first presidential museum of Turkey.
All-new photography for each project is accompanied by the architect's drawings and plans.
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