The warm climate enabled the use of open and semi-open areas and wide terraces with ample shade. Requirements for the interior had to be met in a rather restricted plot in accordance with the size, distance and area definitions specified by the building conditions. The Turkish bath and spa units located in the basement are among the project’s important attraction points.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Throughout the design process, we aimed to design a residence that could respond to the up-to-date requirements of the family. The plot for the IF House is located in the Mamur Baba area in Cesme, Izmir, where summer house blocks are located. The ceopan-covered stripe that leads from the base to the roof led to lighter, sectional appearance divided with a horizontal platform. The interior arrangement follows the exterior movements, allowing interior spaces to come together in unison with regard to the requirements.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The open and transparent facades in all directions allow for natural light, air and wind into the interior, while the similarly open terraces with ample shade constitute healthy living areas.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project design started in August 2010 in Izmir and finished in February 2010.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The use of natural stone and wood enabled an integrated, natural appearance. The corian material used in the bathroom sink that mirrors the exterior movement also supports the idea of the unity of the interior and exterior.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Delicate interior details and material choices, especially in the staircase, which is a structural element, were considered to contribute to a certain sense of lightness. The almost discomforting lightness of the staircase material was a deliberate choice that underscored the conceptual starting points of the project.
house, architecture, natural, summerhouse
The facade movements transform smoothly into forms such as a veranda, fringes, roof, and even certain interior elements. The permeability designed with regard to the exterior movement and landscape openings allows for a departure from the familiar motif of the singular house, contributing to the continuity of the interior and exterior.
The corian material used in the bathroom sink that mirrors the exterior movement also supports the idea of the unity of the interior and exterior.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Noyan Vural Architecture team