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The building stock in the vicinity extend towards site boundaries, favoring interiors over exterior space, which results in less natural light and ventilation. This situation is the result of a widely practiced concern for maximization of rent, allowing more square meters per land to be constructed and marketed.

The project follows a different path. The focus is shifted to the quality of light in space and quality of experience in the exteriors. In this respect, the buildings are carefully shaped to create a front garden that enables plenty of light and a good view into the daily used interior spaces.

Taking advantage of the steep slope of the site, a second, more private garden is created on the rear facade, which provides a different type of exterior experience for the bedrooms.

As the project is located on a hill overlooking the city, all interiors are provided with floor-to-ceiling windows. The large windows merge the exterior with the interior, maintaining the daily comfort of a home while enhanced with a freshness trough the views of the garden and the city.


Location: Ankara, Turkey

Year: 2013

Program: Residential

Area: 6x210m²

Client: Mezopotamya Construction

Partners in Charge: Onur Ozkoc

Design Team: Hakan Sanli, Gokhan Yildirim


Structural Engineering: Ozun Proje

Mechanical Engineering: Beseli Engineering

Electrical Engineering: RAM Engineering