ARTstor Digital Library is collaborating with ART on FILE to share approximately 1,000 digital photographs of architecture, built environment projects, and landscape architecture in Istanbul and Buenos Aires.

In 2012, ART on FILE will photograph the built environment of Istanbul, Turkey. In particular, the campaign will focus on contemporary developments in architecture and recent works by prize-winning Turkish architects. Historic projects will also be documented to capture Turkey’s position between ancient and contemporary, east and west.  Some of the notable buildings and sites to be documented include Istanbul’s ancient city walls; Santralistanbul Contemporary Art Museum, located in the restored and converted Silahtarağa Power Plant, the Ottoman Empire’s first urban power plant, originally constructed in 1911; the Şakirin Mosque of 2009 by Hüsrev Tayla and Zeynep Fadillioğlu, which serves as an entrance to the 700 year-old Karacaahmet Cemetery; and the Istanbul Museum and Social History Center, designed by Mehmet Konuralp, situated in the former Imperial Mint, among many other structures, parks, and notable sites.

Buenos Aires
Also in 2012, ART on FILE will document the contemporary and historic buildings and landscape architecture of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Two areas of focus will be the Puerto Madero Waterfront district located along the Rio de la Plata and the Buenos Aires Ecological Reserve, a former resort area that is now home to hundreds of species of birds and other wildlife. In addition to historic buildings, Puerto Madero features Santiago Calatrava’s Puente de la Mujer, Philippe Starck’s Faena Hotel + Universe, Rafael Viñoly’s Fortabat Art Collection, and Cesar Pelli’s Repsol-YFP corporate tower. ART on FILE will also document the National Post Office, Recoleta Cemetery, University of Buenos Aires Law School, Catedral Metropolitana de Buenos Aires, and Galerías Pacífico, as well as the city’s architecturally rich neighborhoods of San Telmo, La Boca, Palermo, Retiro, and Belgrano.

These new photographs will join the approximately 13,000 images by ART on FILE already in the Digital Library. Chartier and Wilkinson have contributed selections from ART on FILE’s extensive archive of slides and transparencies, which documents contemporary architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and public art around the world. ARTstor has also sponsored previous campaigns for ART on FILE to create new digital photographs of contemporary architecture in the United States, Europe, United Arab Emirates, and Shanghai.

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Contemporary Architecture, Urban Design, and Public Art (ART on FILE Collection) page.