London_Istanbul at the Architecture Foundation
If architectural talent spotting is your thing, then head to the Architecture Foundation’s new Carmody Groarke-designed project space in London this month.
The AF launched its London_Istanbul exchange program at the end of 2009, which sent three upcoming London-based practices - David Kohn Architects, Studio Weave and 00:/ - on a trip to the Turkish capital for a series of lectures and workshops at the Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture.
The programme will this month come full circle, with three emerging Turkish firms - Asli K. Ingin, ddrlp and Tuspa NK - winging their way to London to present their work on a number of formats - including a public talk which took place at the Architecture Foundation last night at the AF.
Organised with the help of the AF’s Istanbul partners - Arkitera Architecture Center and Garanti Gallery - and featuring practices from each country, selected by two respective international advisory boards - the exchange programme looks set to provide a sneak peek into the future of contemporary Turkish architecture.