Project Location: Yesilbayir, Antalya
Design: Cagil Akcurin
Architectural Project Team: Cagil Akcurin, Inci Yildirim, Busra Tutkac, Ebru Yuksel
Client: Sema Akcurin, Gayaz Akcurin
Main Contractor: Barin Yapi, Antalya
Project Start: July 2015
Project Completion: September 2015
Construction Start: November 2015
End of Construction: February 2018
Total Construction Area: 950 Sqm
Surrounded by olive groves in Yesilbayir, Antalya, this residence is planned as three floors, one of which is a basement with an enclosed space of 650SqM.
The building was built on the East-West axis by taking into account of the climate of the region, the use of sunlight and the dominant view of the Taurus Mountains.
On the ground floor, an unhindered atmosphere has been created between the interior and exterior.
In this way, a comfortable living area is planned between the living room, kitchen, patio and garden for the daily use of the users. The open plan for kitchen and hall design is combined with a large dining table where spatial integrity is ensured.
Ground floor consists of a living room, kitchen and guest bedrooms. The main entrance on the north-south axis leads directly to the patio, to the backyard and the pool. The first floor is used for the bedrooms which all have their own bathrooms.The project also includes a pool house for private guests and a technical volume where the entire infrastructure of the house is managed.
One of the most characteristic design elements of REDA is the use of materials in their natural and simple conditions. Also for this particular project, the climate suitability, durability and sustainability of the materials has been an important design criteria.
Natural stone, zinc and composite natural wood veneer are preferred as facade cladding.
In order to create a warm and a coherent effect, travertine is used on outdoor floors. In the interior, marble and wood veneers were preferred.
Lighting planning has been integrated into the design from the very beginning and has become the feature that gives the name to the building.
The building was acknowledged with an award by the Antalya Branch of the Chamber of Architects in the 14th Western Mediterranean Architecture Exhibition and Awards.