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  7. Gumus Su Vıllas / Cirakoglu Architects

Gumus Su Vıllas / Cirakoglu Architects

  • 00:00 - 20 March, 2014
Gumus Su Vıllas / Cirakoglu Architects
Gumus Su Vıllas / Cirakoglu Architects, © Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

© Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gümüşlük, Turkey
  • Design Team

    Alisan Cirakoglu, Ilgin Avci, Deniz Yazici, Asli Ingenc, Digdem Angin
  • Area

    389.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

Gumus Su Villas are located over the hills of Gümüslük Village, Bodrum, a tranquil harbour with over the 4000 years of historical and cultural heritage.

© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

The urge to create a tranquil unity with the impressive nature formed the basis of our architectural approach.

© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

The composition that came out of the process is an up-to-date interpretation that blends elements of the local architecture with a new language of design

© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

The basic idea was to define the single house unit strictly within a square, repeat it five times within the site and then leave the rest of the site to the nature.

© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

The rooms that make up a single unit are detached as individual blocks so as to create semi-open spaces in between

The lounge, bedrooms, and bathrooms units that comprise each house are presented as blocks that are independent of each other.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The open spaces between these units are reminiscent of shady narrow back-streets that allow cooling breezes to pass through.

© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

The houses’ open courtyard, swimming pool and sun terrace were conceived as intrinsic parts of the construction. When all the parts  are brought together, they form a distinct quadrangle and are shaded by a bamboo cane-work canopy.

© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

The stone walls and the wide glass surfaces define the different areas of the house in the most simple fashion.

Section
Section

The location of the existing trees was one of the major consideration for the site layout.

The exceptional view of the sea and landscape also guided the layout decisions.

© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

Primary concern was to make use of traditional methods to provide energy efficiency. Thick stone walls and double walls provide sufficient thermal insulation. The bamboo shelter creates a secondary shading element in order to help to keep interiors cool. The semi open circulation areas lets the breeze into the living spaces

© Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

Almost all materials are local and natural materials which are used in the surrounding traditional buildings.


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Cite: "Gumus Su Vıllas / Cirakoglu Architects" 20 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/488291/gumus-su-villas-cirakoglu-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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