The Gabriel Apartment is the house in Turkey, which once was a historic building designed by Italian architect Guglielmo Semprini, one of the Levantines of Istanbul.
Known for being an architects who can modernized all architecture in the 19th century, the Levantines also managed to respect the Ottoman tradition. As so, when architecture company Atelye70 was called in to once again design the space, they were sure to preserve the original Levantine touch.
The apartment used to be the last floor of a palace, and was specifically for the servants’ quarters. At that time, the floor was characterized by decorative frescos, which was the first thing that the architects focused on.
The original white plaster was removed, bringing more light in to highlight the fresco