Hebil 157 Houses by Aytac Architects


Hebil 157 Houses is a manifestation of this idea. Five unique villas are spread over five acres overlooking the tranquil panorama of Hebil Bay. Each villa is positioned strategically. All equally benefit from vast and wonderful views of the bay as they interact with the surrounding Aegean landscape, and the Mediterranean Breeze.

The five villas are shaped and formed like the crystallized lava flows of the legendary Volcano Kos once located near the Hebil 157 site. Erupting out of the terrain dramatically, the vortexing “Bodrum White” masses merge into the background with serenity. Embracing the century old olive trees the central courtyard pays homage to the local flora. Large glass surfaces bring the picturesque landscape inside, blurring the division between inside and outside.

The influence of the volcano is experienced both in materiality and spatial organization. The spaces are fluidly connected, rejecting compartmentalization.

No stone other than volcanic basalt has been used in the interior spaces. For the external spaces, local volcanic agglomerate, the output of in-situ excavations has been used extensively.

The project investigates the rich relationship between the dynamics and complex forces of nature, which transforms into a relaxing therapeutic environment, ornamented with ten thousand lavenders.

Architects: Aytac Architects
Location: Bodrum, Turkey
Architect In Charge: Aytac Architects
Design Team: Alper Aytaç , İlker Başyazıcı, Kugu Iscan, Seda Karabulut, Murat Atacan, Mehmet Emin Bayraktar, Esma Sarıkaya
Landscape Architect: Cevsa Peyzaj, Gülşen Aytaç
Area: 4791.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Aytac Architects


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