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KALKAN ALTES VILLAS

The Kalkan Altes Villas are made of up six unique units that are located on a distinctive hillside with an impressive Mediterranean sea view in the Ortaalan district of Kalkan, Turkey. The natural beauty and the distinct texture of the site were the main sources of inspiration during the design process.

With a pure and simple architectural language, the villas are aimed to effortlessly integrate three dimensionally with the topography of the site and are positioned so as not to obstruct the sea view of the other.

Each villa is composed of two retaining walls that form a living space on the ground floor and a white box above the living space that contains the bedrooms that face towards the sea. The double-height bottom portion of the villa, with all of its materiality, acts a continuation of the existing land and surrounding textures. In contrast, the upper white portion of the villa, with its pure form and orientation floats towards the sea.

The kitchen and the double height living space on the lower level completely open up to an infinity pool overlooking the breathtaking vista. The floor plan of each villa enables all of the living spaces to have a direct view of the sea. 

PLANS

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Flooring and cladding materials were chosen with great care in order to create a visual contrast between the two portions of the villa. In the bottom portion, the dynamic corten steel façades of the retaining walls give a warm and weathered texture that is constantly changing. The laminated wood floors, the furniture, lighting elements and accessories are in tonal harmony with the corten façade. In relation to this, the landscape elements of project which consist of local vegetation and local natural elements, aid in tying each villa with its natural surroundings.

In contrast to the warm and rough texture of the bottom portion, the top portion maintains a sense of purity and lightness with the use of smooth textures and white tones. The luxurious marble floor and wall coverings, paint, furniture, sanitary fixtures and lighting elements are all chosen to reflect this vision.

 

The orange colored film that has been placed on the transparent handrails of the galleries draws the eye upward emphasizing the depth and vertical visual relationship between the floors and the two portions that make up each villa.

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Materiality and the use of natural light are of great importance in the design of these villas.  Reflections off of the colored stained glass of the skylights shine upon the exposed concrete walls of the living space giving color to the space and signaling the motion of the sun through the day.

PROJECT FACTS

LAND

Location                                                 Kalkan, Antalya, Turkey

Land Owner                                            Altes Co. Ltd.

Land Area                                               3.040 m²

CLIENT    

                                                             Altes Co. Ltd.

PROJECT DATE

                                                                         2014-2016

PROJECT DATA

Total Construction Area                            1.620 m² (270 m² x 6 villas)

Total Landscape Area                               1.895 m²

PROJECT TEAMS

Architectural Project                                Yazgan Design Architecture

Interior Design Project                             Yazgan Design Architecture

3D Image Credits                                    Yazgan Design Architecture

Structural Project                                    Erduman Engineering

Mechanical Project                                   STM Engineering

Electrical Project                                     RAM Engineering

Landscape Design Project                         Yazgan Design Architecture

CONSTRUCTION

Construction Date                                   2014-2016

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS

                                                                                Yerçekim​ Architectural Photography, Kerem Yazgan 2016, Yunus Özkazanç 2017

VIDEO CREDITS

                                                                                Yunus Özkazanç 2017

PROJECT AWARDS

2017, Turkish Architecture Yearbook 2016 – Selected Project

2017, World Architecture Community Awards 23th Cycle Selected Project for WAA

 

PRESS

Magazine

                                                                              İçmimarlık, November 2016

                                                               Art’ı Mekan, November- December 2016

                                                             Natura, January- February 2017

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