Description by Renda Helin design:
Konforsit Edu.Suites boys dormitory located in Eyup, İstanbul is based on two blocks of building which are a fiction venue offers students by having their own private space and another suitable one for socialising. The custom-designed suits furnished with closets, desks, kitchen niches and bed compartments for each student room.
These compartments are seperated each other by letters such as A,B,C and different concept colors to prevent the possible confusions. Bed compartments are designed also to have special drawers. All beds designed with blackout curtains preventing roommates desk lights while they work and provide privacy. Some rooms are designed in more luxurious way having with their own living room, kitchen with full equipment and terraces; balconies to be aimed to regain of home environment.
The rooms have an individuality that given the importance of creating common areas intended to improve socialization; cafe, gentlemen club with terrace, barbeque terrace, hobby kitchen, study room, computer room, mini cinema and playstation room, game park which includes table tennis, billiards, pinball and dart. Sports and health facilities are also very important for the dormitory, so there is a crossfit area, fitness area, sauna, massage room and infirmary areas are designed. These energetic of spaces in public areas, care has been taken to include positive colors,messages and every area has its own concept . Even the concept of laundry which is a horrifying thing for man who do not understand; comic hero names given to the washing machines and all areas being considered waggishly to be a unique venue for all with itself.
Concept of the cafe is that all students become the future lawyers, doctors, ceo’s etc. So it reminds to the students that it is a big decision that what they are going to be or the profession that they choose will change their lives forever. As a symbol usage of blackboards everywhere that they should also work hard for this decision. Some chairs around the longtable is the people that change the world like Tesla, Gandhi, Einstein, Bruce Lee etc. which means that every student have a power to change the world in a better way.
The exterior casing of windows are made of concept colors at the exterior of the building , are designed to cut the intense light comes from South and provide also privacy at the same time as a second task.
Design Office: Renda Helin design
Location: Istanbul, Turkey