U house consists of two turned over concrete shells that create a multiple array of spaces. The larger shell contains the main living area, kitchen and a mezzanine work space. The smaller shell consists of two identical bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. The central connecting space opens to both front and back of the house to create a multifunctional covered courtyard with an open counter bar. The larger volume cantilevers over the country plain, lightening the concrete mass. It also provides a flying effect over the Yılanlık Plain.
The crafted proportions of the building create a sensitive, almost sacred relationship with the human scale. Three materials have been used in the composition: concrete, local conglomerate stone and oak…
The broken layout of the building mirrors and pays respect to the traditional vernacular structures of the region. It forms a cluster reminiscent of traditional village houses and barn structures. The building mainly uses natural airflow for ventilation, a hybrid solar system for electricity and natural water from an artesian well.
Architectural Design: URAStudio
Project Team: Emir Uras, Cenk Toyhan, Selim Atalar, Handan Yalkı, Liora Danon, Ayşenur Karaaslan
Main Contactor: Evv Yapı
Landscape Project: Labofem, Ilgın Peysaj
Structural Project: Adım İnşaat
Mechanical Project: Venta + Alfa Mühendislik
Electric Project: Prota Müh.
Site Area: 1.194 sqm
Project Area: 160 sqm
Building Date: 2020
Project Location: Ula, Muğla
Photographs: İbrahim Özbunar