Medine Altiok Architecture

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    Medine Altiok Architecture
    Dipl. Arch AA/SIA/AKNW
    Sihlfeldstrasse 10
    CH–8003 Zürich
    contact @medinealtiok.com
    +41 78 740 22 32 

Projects — 
Buildings
  1. Muslim Cemetery Hamburg
  2. Gemeindesaal Arlesheim
  3. House of Families Aachen
  4. Butcher`s House Aachen
  5. Collective Housing Gockhausen
  6. Collective Housing Sulperg
  7. New Public Library Brixen
  8. Muslim Health Centre
  9. Raiffeisenbank Wiedikon
  10. New Silk Road Park Xian
  11. House of the Arts Beirut
  12. Art Gallery Maribor
  13. Artist`s Depot Münchenstein 
  14. Collective Housing Kriens
  15. Collective Housing Hauenstein
  16. Stadthaus Adliswil
  17. Lakeview Residences Bürgenstock
  18. Brick Leaf House London

Research / Publications —
Cities, Cultures and Territories
  1. Mittelmeerland
  2. Stadtfabrik
  3. Types of Housing

Teaching —
Architectural and Urban Design 
  1. Transformation Studio
  2. Mittelmeerland
  3. Types of Housing
  4. Yamashita Pier
  5. Urban Detached Houses
  6. Teaching the Norm
  7. Pet Architecture

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2. Mittelmeerland Visiting Schools 


University AA School of Architecture London
Course Visting Schools in Dubrovnik, Tangiers, Algiers, Alexandria, Beirut, Izmir
Dates 2011–15
Program Directors Medine Altiok, Stephanie Tunka

            The Mediterranean Sea is not only situated between continents but simultaneously acts as a historical and contemporary centre and border zone. The social, economic and political dynamics of this zone are complex. In the last century the Mediterranean has been separated but unified by climate and the history of civilization, the Mediterranean region has the potential to be seen as one geographic unit. Regardless of current national borders, cultural and economic transformations, the Mediterranean Basin is among the four most significantly altered biodiversity hotspots on Earth and should be studied as one territory. We will question, how the Mediterranean region can position itself as a ‘territory’, one that is based on climatic and economic conditions, and subject to specific social, political and spatial dynamics and experiences. We want to find similarities, differences and specificities of the cities.
            Mittelmeerland explores the future of this area as a territory of water through six distinct Mediterranean metropolises: Dubrovnik, Tangier, Algiers, Alexandria, Beirut and Izmir. Over five years, we will study the dynamics of the cities’ coastlines, the mutual dependencies of land and water, the construction of new ports which are often in conflict with sensitive sea ground and the transformation of society.
            Mittelmeerland uses a comparative approach about the whole Mediterranean with detailed case studies of six locations. Concentrating on five areas along the coastline we will analyse existing conditions and future projections, playfully utilising smallscale phenomena, translating found conditions into largescale urban interventions and envisioning future changes. We will produce architectural portraits, urban biographies, video narrations and imaginative collages, which ultimately will feature in a publication of the workshop’s research on various waterfront cities around the Mediterranean. By analysing current Urbanization and Future developments we aim to generate strong, narrative statements in the field of Urbanism, Architecture, Sociology and Art We collaborate with local and international students of architecture and related disciplines and involve the expertise of professionals.

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