Karamanci Yali Restoration
- Low & Midrise Structures
We provided timber system and detail engineering as well as reinforced concrete foundation design services for the architect Beysun Mert and the owner Murat Karamanci for this Ottoman era mansion along Bosphorus at Anadolu Hisari. Steel-piled pier structure, and working under the sea level were some explicit challenges of the projects where we assisted with method-devicing and special solutions. The timber structure was a two story building with 4.5m ceiling heights, narrow and long in plan with 10m on the narrow side. The typical load-bearing wall system was usually not preferred in the structure, so we designed the floors to span a challenging 10m, and for the earthquake reisistance we devised special CLT solid shear walls and rigid post-beam frames. Special moment resisting and high-tensile transferring joints were designed to take the earthquake forces.