Ardesco Houses by Teget Architectural Office

Architects: Teget Architectural Office
Location: Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey
Design Team: Mehmet Kütükçüoğlu, Ertuğ Uçar
Project Group: Alev Dağlı, Hande Köksal, MertÜçer
Owner: Novron İnşaat ve Dış Tic. A.Ş.
Contractor: Novron İnşaat ve Dış Tic. A.Ş.
Interior Architecture: Teğet Mimarlık
Landscape Architecture: Teğet Mimarlık
Structure: Nilgün Cangır
Mechanical: Semai Yaman
Electric: Lerzan Tuncer
Project Year: 2008
Construction Year: 2009
Photographs: Ahmet Atıf Akın, Refik Anadol, Zeynep Kayahan

Teget Architectural Office has create a settlement in the form of a giant open air theatre, where each level following the curve of the slopes constituted a continuous retaining wall out of stone. The detached houses are aligned along these walls, resting on them in a rythm as if single storey structures. In fact each is a two floor house, the bedrooms burried in the retaining walls. This is a layout where the program of the house opens up to a multi layered garden system: Lower garden for the bedrooms, upper garden for the living.

The eye reads the topographical movements clearly following the continuous line of stone walls. As the levels escalate uphill, the houses watch the spectacle without visual interruption.

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