The House is located in a Afyon in western Turkey, in a mountainous countryside inland from the Aegean coast. The project’s site is located on top of a hill that slopes down to the valley and enjoys a privileged view for miles around surrounded by wonderful trees and forests. The project is inspired by these elements and trying to fit in this context in a sober and clean manner. The house is on one level, and because of the nature of the ground is partially buried on the south side, leaving the north side completely free, overlooking the landscape.
The main access is via a staircase leading down into the ground and comes in a patio that is derived from the excavation and that becomes a diaphragm between inside and outside.On this space are the entrances to the house, the garage (which is accessed from the main road through a ramp is directly connected to the interior of the house) and a bowling room. From the Patio is reached the first entry to the house which is centered around a volume of square tower which hosts the library. This is the tallest element of the house and is visibile from outside as a mark of the project. This space through some steps connects to the living room.This is a very large space of 15m width and 5m in height, within which there are 4 different open space: a hobby room, study, relaxing and entertainment.
The spaces are characterized by an industrial-style yet modern and clean. The walls of the living room and the interior of the library are covered in stone of Afyon while the ceiling is covered with a fake wooden structure and the floor is made by a layer of polished concrete. Moreover, elements in corten create a contrast and highlight the central structure of the library. The windows are very large and are made with steel fixtures creating a square pattern. From the entrance a long corridor leads to the spaces of the kitchen and dining room, bedrooms, service areas and the hammam. From the hallway a staircase reaches the roof of the house. This is thought as a square shape in reinforced concrete and totally flat. An open terrace on the landscape where you can enjoy the beauty of a single panorma. In addition, the roof is also a pool, which as a cut in the concrete extends the viewer’s gaze into the valley creating a visual and sensory continuity with the surrounding landscape.
The project is also particularly attentive to environmental and bioclimatic aspects. The outer walls of the house are covered by natural stone from Afyon so as to allow better integration of the building with the environment and offer greater comfort in the winter months. The roofs are made with intensive and extensive green roofs allowing greater thermal control and better environmental impact of the house. The patio of the house is enclosed by a freeform glass structure and acts as a sun room, accumulating heat and distributing it in the house during the winter and in summer time, the windows on the sides can be opened to enable continuous exchange of air and heat dissipation.
Canan Şen Öztabak