Anıtkabir Project Competition Sketches

The total of 25 drawings Yenal apparently made for the Anıtkabir Competition in 1941 is comprised plan, cross-section, façade and detailed drawings. The design satisfies […]

A Paper Architect: Nazimî Yaver Yenal

Nazimî Yaver Yenal (1904-1987), a unique personality of 20th-century Turkish architecture, is a typical representative of the early Republic generation that epitomized idealist principles. Having […]

Woof Woof! Famous Dogs of Instagram

We are presenting The Four-Legged Municipality: Street Dogs of İstanbul, an exhibition that sheds light upon the adventure of street dogs, an integral part of İstanbul’s daily […]

İstanbul without Dogs

İstanbul Research Institute presents The Four-Legged Municipality: Street Dogs of İstanbul, an exhibition that sheds light upon the adventure of street dogs, an integral part of İstanbul’s daily life […]

Architectural Details of Şişli Mosque – 2

İstanbul Research Institute presents the exhibition “An Ottoman Building in the Early Republican Era: The Şişli Mosque” with a selection from Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Photography Collection. The exhibition focuses on the first monumental religious building of the Republican era of İstanbul through selected photographs and documents.

View of the southern section of the courtyard and the surroundings of the mosque.

View of the southern section of the courtyard and the surroundings of the mosque.

On the surrounding walls with rectangular windows bearing iron fences, there is a door with a depressed arch on each of the eastern, western, and southern walls.

Courtyard portal in the south.

Courtyard portal in the south.

On the northern edge of the fountain courtyard, beyond the shed with diamond-shaped capitals, the single-floor annex buildings are located. On the eastern end of this wing, which joins the Halaskargazi Avenue, there is a two-floor library resembling a pavilion.

Courtyard façade of the library.

Courtyard façade of the library.

The şadırvan designed by Yenal is placed in the western section of the courtyard. Trials have been carried out with a wooden model on a scale of 1/1 in order to determine its correct location.

Construction of the annex and the wooden mockup of the şadırvan.

Construction of the annex and the wooden mockup of the şadırvan.

The interesting design at the upper part of the fountain, along with the Quranic verses in behind the large palmettes, and the soap holders above the taps are noteworthy as original details created by Yenal using classical lines.

Details from the şadırvan.

Details from the şadırvan.

The architectural details, the ornamental elements of the mosque, as well as the calligraphic compositions created by Hamid Aytaç, Macid Ayral and Halim Özyazıcı, the renowned calligraphers of the period, are all in harmony with the architecture, and reflect the classical Ottoman style.

Minberin kalemişi bezemeli külahı.

Hand-drawn ornaments of the minber cone.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *