DATCA BADEMLI HOUSE
Located in the village of Datça Emecik Mahallesi, the project is designed for a young couple who decided to move from the city to the countryside and will carry out agricultural activities, on an area of approximately six thousand square meters.
The design is considered as ‘a roof that attaches to the existing adult almond trees’ in the parcel. The tile-covered hipped roof form, dictated by the zoning plan notes, was emphasized as a long and dominant element, and a composition was created with two fragmented masses positioned under it, taking into account the sun, landscape, and prevailing wind directions. The building opens up to a panoramic sea view framed by green hills, facing Simi Island among the almond trees to which it is attached.
With the effect of the hot climate, the living space, designed as a two-storey high gallery, was connected to the bedroom block with a bridge. The existing stones of the old barn structure, which was destroyed in the parcel, were used in the stone cladding of the ground floor, which was handled with a sustainable approach to be self-sufficient, and the local architectural forms and elements were handled together with the contemporary building elements.