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Interior Design by Tabanlioglu Architects - Flamingo Lounge
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Flamingo Lounge - Interior Design

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Candy-pink resin, true to Miami fever
In order to build a worldwide communication between cultures, intellectual dialogue is precious in the 21st century. Architectural style that combines various approaches with modern social requirements is the most appealing theme for contemporary architects; solidarity between the design communities of different cultures blend together both inheritance and innovation.
Meeting at venues like Design Miami, art, architecture, design and engineering professionals establish the global platform to interact enabling, sharing and exchange of ideas and experiences in cultural life and urban trends.
At the center of the global design forum, and next to Art Basel in Miami, designing Collectors’ Lounge of DESIGN MIAMI, specific to year in 2016, TA_ celebrates the merge of design, art and architecture by the creative Flamingo Lounge, providing a space for relaxation and interval, moreover, a convenient and an ingenious space to meet.
Incorporating elements of contemporary opportunities while respecting local values is indispensable, moreover, inclusion of diverse languages enriches the original and defines the future.
The aesthetic for the Flamingo Lounge is inspired by a number of diverse sources, from the flamboyant panache of cult filmmaker John Waters, to the utilitarian minimalism of Mies van der Rohe and the colorful liquidity of Gaetano Pesce.
TA_’s perception of Miami style and culture developed into the design of the lounge, giving it a playful yet severely abstract feel. The proportions and spatial qualities of the space as well as the environmental data of Miami have been major guidelines for the design.
Single material and color used throughout 100m² space; the floor and the furniture all cast in the same candy pink resin, so that the space appears to be carved out of a solid, yet apparently liquid, block.
The long rectangular space is broken up into zones, each represented by a separate piece of furniture that also doubles as an archetypal symbol, evoking primitive geometric characters with a language that goes beyond their pure function, conveying multiple levels of meaning for each visitor.
The pieces of furniture are stripped to their bare minimum, existing as abstract, primitive geometries. They attempt to function not only as utilitarian objects but also as symbols and archetypes that are a means of complex communication with multiple levels of meaning.
Entitled The Flamingo Lounge, beyond its functional and aesthetic significance, the design is also a picture of interaction between various cultures and people.

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Tabanlioglu Architects
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Tabanlıoğlu Architects is established in 1990 by Murat Tabanlıoğlu and his father Hayati Tabanlıoğlu, and Melkan Gürsel (AIA Int.) joined the group as partner in 1995.

İstanbul-based architectural firm, with its long family tradition since 1950, started with Dr. Hayati Tabanlıoğlu, architect of Çankaya Mosque, Erzurum Atatürk University, Atatürk Cultural Center, İstanbul Atatürk Airport and Galleria ‘the first shopping mall of Turkey’. Spanning over six decades, the office demonstrates a professionalism based on rigor and know-how.

Tabanlıoğlu Architects develop innovative, yet efficient and economically viable design alternatives for residential buildings, offices, industrial facilities, shopping malls and transformation projects considering the uniqueness of the “place” and the individuality of “requirements”.

Tabanlıoğlu renders services of projects and counselling in architecture, urban planning, and interior design, in national and international scales.

The practice is currently engaged in major assignments worldwide, from Dakar to Kazakhstan, Ukraine etc., with offices in New York and London. Tabanlıoğlu projects comprise wide range of building types, with various awards including RIBA International in 2011 and 2013. The quantity and quality of projects, awards and publications endorse its solvency.

Searching for new efficiencies in terms of global and environmental needs and developments and respecting resources and existing values, the office aims high to benefit new technologies, envisioning the needs of people of our era of novelties and rapid changes.

Operating mainly in Turkey, MENA and CIS Countries with almost 200 architects, office’s keen to design high-quality urban space that attracts both local and international users/visitors, through projects providing immediate presence at its location as well as making a positive urban impact, targeting betterment, contemporary development and content end-users.