Rizzoli International Publications
By Philip Jodidio and Suha Özkan
288 pages, New York, October 2013
The complete volume on the buildings and urban projects by EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture, the firm that won the 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The monography is a compilation of extraordinary and innovative projects by the award-winning architecture firm, founded in 2004 by Emre Arolat and Gonca Pasolar. The scope of EAA’s projects is all-encompassing, from luxury hotels to factories. EAA’s roots are in modernism’s honesty of structure, expression, and materials, yet they are undeniably influenced by Turkish vernacular. The book highlights thirty-four projects across Turkey, including the Istanbul Painting and Sculpture Museum, The Museum Hotel Antakya, Cukurova Regional Airport, Yalikavak Palmarina, Sancaklar Mosque, and Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler.
About The Author
Philip Jodidio was editor in chief of the French art monthly Connaissance des Arts from 1980 to 2002. He has written over ninety books about contemporary architecture and art. Suha Ozkan is the founding president of the World Architecture Community and the former director of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. He has published many articles and monographs and currently teaches at METU.
Arolat has a clear commitment to respecting context, and thus can be said not to have any immediately recognizable style. Rather, the style of Emre Arolat is one born of finding solutions to the specific problems posed by any given project.
Philip Jodidio, 2013