ANIMATED FORM :
Animated Form trying to bring the features of the horizontal CITY model into the VERTICALITY of the high-rise it would gain virtues in terms of higher connectivity, an intermixture of the different programs and a differentiation of the spaces. An “interior boulevard” not only deformed in plan but also in section via animated forms, has the potential to break with the original perception of above and below and at the same time hybridises the conventionally segregated high-rise programs: housing, retail, office. This parametric boulevard in fact is a constantly changing helix describing public space and at the same time enclosing public program. Through the subtractive system – having a steady envelope being carved out by the helix – the private program evokes out of the negative space. Whereas in housing areas public program reduces to the minimum of a circulation-system, mixed-use areas expand it up to the extent of a more-story gallery touching the envelope. This has the advantage of bringing light deeply inside the parametric high-rise As the helix inclines constantly, the horizontal floor plates of the private programs would not have sufficient connectivity to the “artery” unless they are split. Those split-levels connected in the antipodal direction create firstly differentiation in the private program sizes and secondly provide a subordinate faster circulation system at the façade- Animated Form. In short, this high-rise consists of four simple but interlinked parametric systems which react intensely with each other: the atrium – interior leftover, public space – helix, private programs – negative space, and the façade – steady envelope. This linkage results in a great amount of flexibility and differentiation of the mix of functions. In order to maintain this effect on the inside transparently, the simple form of the envelope was employed to host the static structure. The “move” radically turns the typology of the skyscraper upside down and newly defines it. Especially in Istanbul where climate plays an important role the introverted tower perfectly reflects the character of the city.