Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, & living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you w/ its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart... And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree & listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps... Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could. ~ Louise Erdrich
İpera 25 / Alataş Architecture & Consulting. Located in the historic and protected district of Istanbul’s Galata, Ipera is a 10 flat building that goes beyond the conventional codes of the area. To describe it simply, the building is constructed around two blind walls made of fine concrete and a glass façade and wooden shell that cover the fully transparent living quarters.