This project aims to interpret the ecological, cultural, and economic functionality of the area within the relationship of the past-present-future, integrating the basic problem of reconnecting ecology and human living spaces as much as possible, focusing on both nature and people, and integrating the collective memory of the historical development process. It also aims to supplement today's requirements with ecologically sensitive content.
In this house located in Etiler, modifications were made to enhance its existing potential without altering the floor plan. With minimal intervention, each space was reevaluated considering its specific needs and its relationship with the overall layout of the house. The only structural change involved removing the wall between the kitchen and the living room, creating an open and cohesive space from the entrance area throughout the living room, kitchen, foyer, and hallway. Additionally, a semi-open dressing room was designed and implemented in the bedroom.
This house embodies a timeless design philosophy, blending the traces of the past with a modern identity that carries stories within. Rather than focusing on function alone, it was believed that what sets the material apart from others is its spirit and character. The design incorporates serene, natural materials, and the use of light follows a harmonious and natural approach.
The choice of furniture aligns with the material and color harmony among the interventions made in the house. The overall design is predominantly white, with special custom-made furniture featuring walnut veneer from the outset. In the living room, bedroom, and children's room, these white niches and walnut wood shelves transform into functional walls. In the living room and bedroom, gray-accented walls complement the white ones. Sometimes the entire wall surface is defined by these colors, and at other times, they only appear within the niches' interiors.