Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Center

Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Center


Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Center

DESET en tant que Architectes.


The square represents the human nature; the triangle and the circle are forms of energy Pyramid - Heaven, Choice, Fire; Cub - Earth, Utility, Stability; Sphere - Sun, Infinity, Everlasting

Human behaviour

Expresses emotions, experiences, fears, joys... Through all means of communication Influences; Relations; Activities


The emotional influence of the facade is a reflection of the nature conditions during the seasons, the day and the night. The climate features: rainfall, wind, air humidity, temperature amplitude and sunshine, create dynamic facade effects. Polarization, reflections, steam, scatter… bred by the interaction of water and sun. Crying facade, a metaphor of contextual presence of the building, is dematerializing the shape. The facade absorbs humidity and energy from the air by its mossy surface and electrochemical process, it recognizes the presence of people in the space of the building by means of the air exchange of heating ventilating installation. The facade tectonics is developed by the authors in collaboration with Bulgarian academy of sciences / institute of physical chemistry.

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