richard meier architects: bodrum houses in yalikavak, turkey richard meier architects: bodrum houses in yalikavak, turkey
nov 13, 2012

richard meier architects: bodrum houses in yalikavak, turkey

‘bodrum houses’ by richard meier architects, yalikavak, turkeyall images courtesy of richard meier architects

 

 

just completed in yalikavak on the bodrum peninsula in turkey, the ‘bodrum houses’ by new york-based richard meier architects is a collection of twenty-one homes on a steep slope. the masterplan divides parcels into a single acre across the dramatic topography, keeping privacy between neighboringstructures and unobstructed views to the bay. five prototype dwellings contain 330 square meters with separate guest houses measuring 40 square meters.

 

homes feature an established entry sequence beginning with the drive. an outdoor stair leads directly into the foyer and double-height living room.organized around a chimney, the interior is complete with a dining, kitchen and WC on the ground floor. three bedrooms, media room,laundry while staff are situated on the basement level.

 

view of residences

 

 

balcony

 

 

balcony

 

 

(left) stair(right) living room

 

 

terrace at dusk

 

 

masterplan

 

 

site plan

 

 

floor plan / level 0

 

 

floor plan / level -1

 

 

section

 

 

elevation

 

 

elevation

  • Gorgeous, Nice mix of design cohesion and variation, from a master. Too bad this little community doesn’t have a center, a building in which to commune,. Evocative of Weissennhoffsiedlung above Stuttgart, though it used 17 architects.

    Mort D'Urban says:
  • Totally agree with Mort. Though buyers who can afford these gems may not be inclined to desire communing as a socio-economic group; several homes would need to be deleted, draining profits of developer. And so it goes…

    mArkW says:
  • Predictable upper middle class boxes in the international style. This architects vain of imagination was played out a long time ago. They display a sterile livability. One house might have been okay. More architectural inputs were needed as it is we have a landscape infestation.

    Kenneth Smythe says:
  • From a grand old master who cannot be denied…although, Kenneth’s comment, regarding the diminution by simple, uninspired repetition has merit, for me. There might have been a theme established and explored, as if the community represents a thesis, and each house, a statement . It would have been an invaluable contribution from Mr. Meier,. Instead…it becomes target practice for idle minds.

    Chaszr says:

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