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AKE HOUSE

The house, for which the interior design was carried out by Dicle Hokenek Architecture, is located in Istanbul, Teşvikiye. The contracting company gave us the freedom to merge and reshape two apartments. All areas of the building, except for the facade, were reconsidered, and all interior walls were replanned. Several different scenarios were evaluated, and considering the connections between the view and the spaces, the area was transformed from two 1+1 duplex apartments into one 3+1 duplex apartment.

White is the dominant color throughout the house. This choice was made to create a blank canvas for the various objects, each with its own story, to come together. When a balanced combination of white walls and natural materials such as wooden dining tables, colorful woven rugs, wooden side tables, metal chairs, and industrial lighting was achieved, it created an elegant and intimate atmosphere.

Many of the homeowner's beloved items from their previous home were reinterpreted and sometimes repurposed for different functions. For example, in the bathroom, a marble vessel sink was placed on top of an existing worktable to redesign it as bathroom furniture. In the children's bathroom, an orange-colored vessel sink was placed on top of an existing wooden side table to transform it into bathroom furniture. In the general WC, the sink was created using the legs of an old Singer sewing machine and a marble countertop.

WHAT

Residential

WHERE

Istanbul,Turkey

WHEN

March 2015