Woods & Tones
The core of the Altıntaş Project is the desire to reflect the calm, peaceful and fascinating spirit of the geography to the space. And do this by showing a great respect to the nature, using less concreate-space and create open-living areas with variety of functions. In these open areas, wicker shades with wooden structures has designed to minimize the high temperature effects of the Mediterranean climate in support with light color natural stone used on the facade and floors.
The structure makes indoor-outdoor boundary disappear with a continuous, permeable facade. In this manner, it allows the daylight in entirely. And provides the natural light setting for the user each time of the day.
Woods & Lights
The most used materials were glass, stone and wood. In order to preserve the permeability in the house, all facades were surrounded by opening glass application. The natural stones offered by the topography were matched with specially manufactured ceramics and marbles, ensuring continuity from the soil. Wooden surfaces were preferred in almost all interior surfaces, and the use of natural materials was carried inside. All materials were used together in a balanced way for a warmer environment of the house.
REFLECTION OF DESIGN
A key element for the concept is the reflection pools which serves a very important purpose from the aspect of biophilic design; while we carry nature into interiors, we make material connections with nature, we make an accent on our statement: a timeless biophilic design which is provided by the presence of water. In order to maintain spatial integrity in the common area arcades were used with a modern twist. While the gridal main carriages reach to the ground, metal mesh is preferred as an architectural element to have an interplay between light and shadow.