This private villa is located at one of İstanbul City’s most characteristic and charming districts Çengelköy. It is a Project where minimal architecture integrates effortlessly with nature and distinguished art. 1600 square feet outdoor space is re-designed and built by Escapefromsofa. Overlooking the impressive Bosphorus view you are welcomed into the private quarters. Giant bamboo trees and palms used in the landscaping elevate the architecture. An eye-catching 2 meters tall, metal hand statue by Kemal Tufan is placed right in front of the entry stairs black granite blocks are used on the floors. They create a colour contrast with the marbles on the sidewalls. Marbles are placed as “patent sets” in various sizes. They are hammered with 4 different techniques to create a dynamic surface. Polished marble plates are integrated in between the hammered marbles, the space built between the layers is used for highlighting the precious materials used in building and it creates a highly memorable atmosphere at the evening sunset scenario. In the area where daily circulation is intense on the right wing, the statue of “The Child Who Kisses the Frog” produced by Ayla Turan among the Sikas trees surprises the audience. Again in this section, there is a bronze wall sculpture in the abstract style that Mat Art Studio specially dimensioned and designed for the concrete retaining wall behind.
Architectural Design: Escapefromsofa
Total Construction Area: 1.600 sqm
Building Date: 2019
Project Location: Çengelköy, İstanbul
Photographs: İbrahim Özbunar