I.F. House

  • Location : İzmir, Çeşme
  • Year : 2010
  • Status : Completed
  • Total Area : 300 m2

While forming the conceptual framework of the project was based on the potentials brought about by the geographical conditions and climate of the area.

Throughout the design process, we aimed to design a residence that could respond to the up-to-date requirements of the family. The plot for the IF House is located in the Mamur Baba area in Çeşme, İzmir, where summer house blocks are located. The warm climate enabled the use of open and semi-open areas and wide terraces with ample shade. Requirements for the interior had to be met in a rather restricted plot in accordance with the size, distance and area definitions specified by the building conditions. The use of natural stone and wood enabled an integrated, natural appearance. The ceopan-covered stripe that leads from the base to the roof led to lighter, sectional appearance divided with a horizontal platform. The interior arrangement follows the exterior movements, allowing interior spaces to come together in unison with regard to the requirements. The facade movements transform smoothly into forms such as a veranda, fringes, roof, and even certain interior elements. The permeability designed with regard to the exterior movement and landscape openings allows for a departure from the familiar motif of the “singular house”, contributing to the continuity of the interior and exterior. Delicate interior details and material choices, especially in the staircase, which is a structural element, were considered to contribute to a certain sense of lightness. The almost discomforting lightness of the staircase material was a deliberate choice that underscored the conceptual starting points of the project. The Turkish bath and spa units located in the basement are among the project’s important attraction points. The corian material used in the bathroom sink that mirrors the exterior movement also supports the idea of the unity of the interior and exterior. The open and transparent facades in all directions allow for natural light, air and wind into the interior, while the similarly open terraces with ample shade constitute healthy living areas.