With its bright white walls drenched in Mediterranean sunshine, this project by Teget Architectural Office caught our eye this morning.
Perched on the bare slopes of Bodrum Peninsula in Turkey, the residential development makes the most of a spectacular view, since Teget decided to create a settlement in the form of a giant open air theatre, where each level follows the curve of the slopes behind.
The detached houses are aligned along these walls, resting on them in a rhythm as if single storey structures. In fact, each is a two floor house, with the bedrooms buried in the retaining walls. This is a layout where the program of the house opens up to a multi layered garden system: A lower garden for the bedrooms, and an upper garden for the living areas.
Upstairs, the design is reduced to a frame suspended in air, projecting towards the Mediterranean, and as the levels escalate uphill, the houses watch the spectacle without visual interruption.
Maybe a bit minimal for some, but we rather like this.
Photography © Hande Köksal