Project DescriptionFROM THE ARCHITECTS:
This award winning project, designed by GAD for AHK Development, Construction Fitout FF&E Solutions , is an impressive residential development in Antalya. It includes four large, twenty two medium, and twelve small residential units. Each unit has its own car park and is linked to public transport via specially designed underground connections.
In application for the prestigious BREEAM Certification, the project combines sustainable design and build principles by sourcing only locally available materials, low waste, low pollution, and offers communal green spaces for circulation and recreation. In addition the north-south orientation maximizes the use of sunlight as each dwelling is fitted with photo-voltaic panels that produce energy.
Carefully positioned openings take advantage of the natural daylight, increase privacy and also aid in cross ventilation and a reduction in energy consumption levels. The form and exterior timber cladding acts as a shell that regulates climatic conditions, defines the boundaries of each unit and improves interior lighting. The use of stone coupled with timber brings an element of spirituality and sophistication to the design. The warm organic colors communicate a message of timelessness, this together with the varying textures, patterns and temperatures evoke emotions brought forth via memories.
The project skillfully combines modern living with nature, where the gardens and green spaces merge into the living environment. This is especially evident in the living room where the large windows look out onto the patio and infinity edge pool. The water with its reflective properties aids the sense of a continuation of space and eliminates the boundaries of the green space.