Bodrum Vicem Seaside Residences

Vicem Houses placed on a rocky cape, is just one of the projects by EAA Architects that conforms to virgin nature…

Architects: Emre Arolat Architects
Location: Mugla, Bodrum, Turkey
Client: Vicem Yacht– Sanko Holding Cooperation
Concept Design: EAA-emre arolat architects
Responsible Architect:emre arolat, başak akkoyunlu, natali tombak, sezer bahtiyar (-preliminary project); gonca paşolar, natali tombak (construction project)
Project Team: Tansel Dalgalı,Ünal AliÖzger, Leyla Kori, Natali Tombak, Taner Arıkan, Nurgül Yardım, Taha Alkan
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 9,500 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Emre Arolat Architects

A large structure group is not expected to be seen along the strip that extends between the sea and the coastal road from Bodrum city center to İçmeler till the shipyard region. It can easily be claimed that this strip that’s kept its natural texture, contains a surprising freshness for the eyes that have been used to the density that exists in the castle side.

Vicem Residences are located on a rocky tip along the coast line. The tension that is arises from the conflict of the coast’s untouched quality and the presumable dense physical pattern that is going to be built on the site, emerges as the most crucial fact of the design. In this sense, the settlement scheme is treated as an experimentation of mass fragmentation that loosens the phenomenon of the stereotypical“large single house” that also deals with the three dimensional topographic problem which develops in the axis of landscape apertures and functional relationships as well as with the contextualization the natural qualities of the place.


The landscape arrangement is also fed from the same context axis. It is aimed to achieve an arrangement that is suited for the genetic pattern of site which is mostly a rocky tip, that exploits the effects of the different surfaces of the natural rock that is found in the area rather than having it overly planted.

The landscape of the buildings that carefully blends into the rocky cape are formed– from the same origin point – by bringing together of different surface effects of natural stones with the green…

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