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
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