High in the hills over Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula, these charming resort villas blend in with their surroundings. The Gumus Su Villas project, a collaboration between Cirakoglu Architects and Demirden Design and style, consists of 5 units on 20 acres.
“The simple thought was to define the single residence unit strictly inside a square, repeat it 5 times within the plot and then leave the rest of the site to nature itself,” the architects explained. A terrace and swimming pool shaded by a bamboo canopy are the trademarks of every single villa.
Traditional stone walls root the dwellings into the hillside, whilst wooden decks and massive glass walls inspire a modern feel. Each house also has its very own backyard.
The lounge, bedrooms and bathrooms inside every single villa are person blocks connected by means of inner hallways. A huge living location, featuring eclectic accents and linked to the deck, acts as the social core of the resort villas.
Sustainable features contain thick stone walls that provide thermal insulation, bamboo shelters that further support to preserve the interiors awesome, and semi-open circulation areas for organic ventilation. [Photography by Cemal Emden]