Set in a historic wooden waterside mansion in Ortaköy, Anjélique is one of the oldest nightclubs in Istanbul, On three floors, with an outdoor terrace, the venue offers eating, drinking and dancing with a different menu and musical style on each floor amidst outstanding Bosphorus views.
Autoban first designed Anjélique’s interior in 2009, changing its layout significantly and in 2011, the practice redesigned the space for the club’s transformation from a summer-only venue into a year-round destination.
The interiors feature a mash up of patterns and layering, overlapping with the centripetal symmetry of the architectural shell. Augmented with geometric forms that cover the rooms in various tones of beige, these textural surfaces were specifically incorporated to the design to create the ideal environment that would look good under dining-room lights and feel tactile in the darkness of the dance floor.
The walls are clad with latticed metal panels and column facings are finished in handcrafted marquetery. These almost three-dimensional elements are complemented with custom-designed room-wide banquettes upholstered in rich fabrics, tufted camel-colour poufs, marble tabletops, palm fronds and modern white task lamps.