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Summer villa by Salon Alper Derinbogaz mimics topography lines of the terrain in İzmir

Turkey Architecture News - Sep 07, 2022 - 13:53   964 views

Summer villa by Salon Alper Derinbogaz mimics topography lines of the terrain in İzmir

Istanbul and Berlin-based architecture practice Salon Alper Derinbogaz has completed a summer villa that mimics topography lines of the terrain on a limestone hill in Izmir, Turkey.

Named Villa Topos, the house is characterized by angular reinforced concrete slabs in which the mass's geometry acts as a continuation of the existing sharp topography. 

Summer villa by Salon Alper Derinbogaz mimics topography lines of the terrain in İzmir

Salon Alper Derinbogaz, led by Alper Derinbogaz, takes inspiration from the sharp topography of the surroundings, which transforms itself into "a simple geometric structure that settles in the Aegean landscape."

Reminiscent of geological formations from afar, the structure offers a layered appearance and focuses entirely on the surrounding landscape.

The villa is buried into the topography, aiming to extend the relationship with the earth in order to reach zero operational carbon emission. This approach enable to benefit from the use of internal thermal mass to stabilize climatic conditions inside.

Summer villa by Salon Alper Derinbogaz mimics topography lines of the terrain in İzmir

The building mass is enriched with terraces and reinterpreted as "the continuation of abstract topography lines" in order to multiply the structure-ground encounterings, increasing open areas, and breaking the western sun to optimise the access.

Summer villa by Salon Alper Derinbogaz mimics topography lines of the terrain in İzmir

The building opens up panorama 

While the building opens up panorama towards the natural Aegean landscape of,  the staircase at the back side of the structure turns into "a cinematic apparatus" that moves vertically, creating uninterrupted views of the bay. 

"The aim was to leave the stage open to nature and to propose a dynamic frame for the view," the studio explained. 

"As you climb up to the site; the horizon, skyline and landscape of the bay recreates itself in different ways," the office added.

Summer villa by Salon Alper Derinbogaz mimics topography lines of the terrain in İzmir

Active Heat Map leading to Passive Climatisation

To help to reduce operational carbon emissions to zero, the studio implemented a series of strategies.

The office devised a cross study in between structural design and energy simulation of the building in which the active heat map of the building is leading to exceptional solutions for passive climatisation.

Summer villa by Salon Alper Derinbogaz mimics topography lines of the terrain in İzmir

"The aim was not only to observe nature, but also to find foundational ways to better engage with it," the office added.

"The thermal mass settled under the ground provides heat stabilisation benefiting from the constant temperature of the earth." 

"Wind-catching chimneys with vents in the roof are built to avoid using any energy to climatise the complete structure," the office continued.

Based on passive environmental strategies, the villa is ventilated naturally throughout the year. Further, the wind works as a natural machine to circulate clean air, and the earth works as another one to make the air cooler or warmer depending on the time of the year. 

"The solid mass of the concrete structure, that has a high value of specific heat capacity, increases the heat mass on the buried façade where the light cannot reach," the studio continued. 

Summer villa by Salon Alper Derinbogaz mimics topography lines of the terrain in İzmir

"The house takes about eight hours to catch the surrounding temperature, but this buried facade that had been cooled down over the night, cools the complete structure during the daytime." 

"Thus, the thermal difference between day and night is balanced, and the reinforced concrete structure gives enough time to tolerate the changes," the office added.

The studio explained that "the in-between spaces in the building are non-uniform as in nature, away from producing spaces which are constant in conduct, character, or effect."

The villa offers a flexible use thanks to its large spaces, the furniture pieces or objects can be arranged as flexible as possible that can help redefine the rooms. 

Summer villa by Salon Alper Derinbogaz mimics topography lines of the terrain in İzmir

Summer villa by Salon Alper Derinbogaz mimics topography lines of the terrain in İzmir

Mass model

Summer villa by Salon Alper Derinbogaz mimics topography lines of the terrain in İzmir

Masterplan

Summer villa by Salon Alper Derinbogaz mimics topography lines of the terrain in İzmir

Geography

Summer villa by Salon Alper Derinbogaz mimics topography lines of the terrain in İzmir

First floor plan

Summer villa by Salon Alper Derinbogaz mimics topography lines of the terrain in İzmir

Second floor plan

Summer villa by Salon Alper Derinbogaz mimics topography lines of the terrain in İzmir

Third floor plan

Summer villa by Salon Alper Derinbogaz mimics topography lines of the terrain in İzmir

Sustainability section

Summer villa by Salon Alper Derinbogaz mimics topography lines of the terrain in İzmir

Structure ground diagram

Summer villa by Salon Alper Derinbogaz mimics topography lines of the terrain in İzmir

System section

Summer villa by Salon Alper Derinbogaz mimics topography lines of the terrain in İzmir

Axonometric drawing

Summer villa by Salon Alper Derinbogaz mimics topography lines of the terrain in İzmir

Lifecycle of Carbon Emmisions Cost

Salon Alper Derinbogaz was founded in 2010 by Alper Derinbogaz in Istanbul, Turkey. The studio produces projects regardless of type, geography and scale, including public buildings, cultural, commercial, masterplans, residential and exhibition design. 

The office completed the renovation of a historic arcade passage in Istanbul. The firm's Istanbul City Museum is under construction in Istanbul, Turkey. 

The firm won WA Awards 10+5+X with three projects, including Office Central, PARKOPERA and National Science And Innovation Centre Of Lithuania

Project facts

Project name: Villa Topos

Architects: Salon Alper Derinbogaz

Date: February, 2022

Location: İzmir, Çeşme, Turkey

Architect: Alper Derinboğaz

Sustainability consultant: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cem Altun (ITU)

Project team: Şevki Topçu, Reyyan Çulcu, Doruk Kayalı, Ömer Manav, Nida Karışık, Emre Taş

Contractor: Mudanya Yapi, MK Yapi

Static: İNTAÇ

Video: Serra Duran

Video of the project can be found on this link

All images © Cemal Emden.

All drawings © Salon Alper Derinbogaz.

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