Mdo Architects (Update)

Scots Church Abbey Street facade re-emerges following cleaning and conservation works. The structural diagrid frame installation has progressed to third floor level above the Church Hall.

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Exploring Istanbul

During a recent work trip to Istanbul, Turkey (the home of façade specialists Metal Yapi http://www.metalyapi.com/projects/vhi-scots-church-extension). I took time out from a busy work schedule to explore the city.

I first took a trip to Ayasofia (Hagia Sofia), a popular tourist site at the heart of Istanbul. From its construction in 537AD to 1453 Ayasofia served as an Eastern Orthodox Cathedral, from 1453 to 1931 it served as an Imperial Ottoman Mosque, and is now a museum.

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