The winter garden at Dolmabahçe Palace: In 2007, Autoban was asked to design an outpost of the House Café in Istanbul’s Istinye Park shopping mall, but they were forbidden from building solid walls in the large open thoroughfare in which the restaurant would be located. “That’s when we remembered the winter garden in Dolmabahçe, which defines a space but is transparent,” Özdemir recalls. The cafe doesn’t feel solid; it’s merely a fretwork of frames so that passersby can see in and patrons eating inside can survey the mall “outside.”
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The winter garden at Dolmabahçe Palace: In 2007, Autoban was asked to design an outpost of the House Café in Istanbul’s Istinye Park shopping mall, but they were forbidden from building solid walls in the large open thoroughfare in which the restaurant would be located. “That’s when we remembered the winter garden in Dolmabahçe, which defines a space but is transparent,” Özdemir recalls. The cafe doesn’t feel solid; it’s merely a fretwork of frames so that passersby can see in and patrons eating inside can survey the mall “outside.”