Sunday, August 9, 2009

7800 Çesme Residences & Hotel | Turkey | Emre Arolat Architects

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Çesme has reached a multiply increasing summer population with touristy motivation of the last decade. This unpredictable growth, like all lately explored villages of Mediterranean and Aegean region, makes an inevitable transformation both sociologically and physically in Çesme.

The Çesme 7800 project was developed throughout a design tendency which is posed problematic on the new identities and mass that grew out of this new situation, in the context of the effect on the existing structure.

Main mass has been made closer to the border of the road. So that the frontal large beach and the natural environment has left as is exists as possible. The linear block of 5 stories, has been transformed double sided by an internal street on which both vertical and horizontal circulation is organized.

Instead of being self-centralized and prominent by visual structural form, attractive and awaiting to gain its power by this kind of attention, what is aimed in the project is a kind of structure that tends to hide behind the landscape layer which covers it and by this way choose to get rid of all the burden of concepts that might be defined as style, taste and genre of architecture.

Text and images from: Emre Arolat Architects
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