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, consists of 5 units on twenty acres.
“The basic idea was to define the single residence unit strictly inside a square, repeat it 5 instances within the plot and then leave the rest of the internet site to nature itself,” the architects stated. A terrace and swimming pool shaded by a bamboo canopy are the trademarks of each and every villa.
Traditional stone walls root the dwellings into the hillside, whilst wooden decks and huge glass walls inspire a contemporary feel. Every house also has its own garden.
The lounge, bedrooms and bathrooms within every single villa are individual blocks connected by way of inner hallways. A big living region, featuring eclectic accents and linked to the deck, acts as the social core of the resort villas.
Sustainable attributes include thick stone walls that offer thermal insulation, bamboo shelters that further support to preserve the interiors cool, and semi-open circulation regions for normal ventilation. [Photography by Cemal Emden]