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Ardesco / TEGET

  • Architects: Teget Architectural Office
  • Location: Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey
  • Architects: Teget Architectural Office
  • Design Team: Mehmet Kütükçüoğlu, Ertuğ Uçar
  • Project Group: Alev Dağlı, Hande Köksal, Mert Üçer
  • Interior Architecture: Teğet Mimarlık
  • Landscape Architecture: Teğet Mimarlık
  • Structure: Nilgün Cangır
  • Mechanical: Semai Yaman
  • Electric: Lerzan Tuncer
  • Owner: Novron İnşaat ve Dış Tic. A.Ş.
  • Contractor: Novron İnşaat ve Dış Tic. A.Ş.
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Hande Köksal

© Hande Köksal © Hande Köksal © Hande Köksal © Hande Köksal

From the architect. Situated on the bare slopes of Bodrum Peninsula, the initial awareness arose during the first site visit; that the extensive, wildly beautiful views towards the Mediterranean unfolded following the contour lines of the topography.

© Hande Köksal
© Hande Köksal

This lead us create a settlement in the form of a giant open air theatre, where each level following the curve of the slopes constituted a continuous retaining wall out of stone. The detached houses are aligned along these walls, resting on them in a rythm as if single storey structures. 

site plan
site plan

In fact each is a two floor house, the bedrooms burried in the retaining walls. This is a layout where the program of the house opens up to a multi layered garden system: Lower garden for the bedrooms, upper garden for the living.

© Hande Köksal
© Hande Köksal

Upstairs, it is only a frame suspended in air, projecting towards the Mediterranean. The eye reads the topographical movements clearly following the continuous line of stone walls, curving as the slopes do, one over the other. As the levels escalate uphill, the houses watch the spectacle without visual interruption.

elevation 03
elevation 03
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