Nazimi Yaver Yenal Ahead Of The Architectural Drawing Board

The Guide IstanbulJanuary/February 2018

Nazimi Yaver Yenal Ahead Of The Architectural Drawing Board

Despite being considered one of the most talented architectural figures from the early years of the Turkish Republic, the majority of Nazimî Yaver Yenal’s designs remained on paper, never constructed into reality. His life philosophy, however, lays a strong foundation for people today with talent, skill, and ambition.

Minji Lee

Turkish architect Nazimî Yaver Yenal, who lived from 1904 to 1987 and through the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the founding of the Turkish Republic, embraced major societal changes in his work. Through his architectural drawings he revealed an early mastery of combined architectural styles and caught the eye of ItalianOttoman architect Giulio Mongeri, his personal instructor, who saw Yenal’s potential in these penciled masterpieces.


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January/February 2018