Architects from the Sanayi313 studio used neutral shades and laconic shapes so as not to distract attention from the views of the Aegean Sea opening from the windows of a house near Bodrum.
The author of this project, Enis Karavil from Sanayi313 studio, faced a double challenge: he needed to organically fit the interiors of the villa into the surrounding Mediterranean landscapes, as well as create a decent background for the art collection owned by the owners. The answer was a seasoned palette of white, gray and sandy tones and a minimalist approach to the design of the space.
The building is set on a hill and is surrounded on the back side by rocky ledges with an expressive limestone texture. Well aware of their natural attractiveness, the architect opened views of the rocks in some bedrooms, and their warm shade was supported by stone facade and terraces. The main decoration of the house is the view of the blue bays of the Aegean Sea and the gentle hills of the nearby peninsula. The blue and green of the Mediterranean landscape was shaded by Karavil with the help of the snow-white interior of the house and contrasting frames of panoramic windows.
The architect’s goal, however, was not to create a lifeless monochrome space: he filled it with nuanced shades of white and beige, as well as natural materials with an expressive texture. So, in the view living-dining room, Karavil installed a latticed wooden bar, a fireplace with wood and sandstone panels, vintage French armchairs in white boucle, sofas with linen upholstery and a pair of antique Louis Vuitton suitcases. Bright accents are canvases by Haluk Akakje and Ayse Wilson. Art is everywhere here: for example, the sculpture Lovers by Ayla Turan fits perfectly into the minimalist staircase hall.
Calm shapes and colors are preserved in the bedrooms, the interior of which is focused on the views from the windows. Karavil made the children’s room a little brighter: he supplemented the neutral architecture with block paint on the walls, blue-and-white striped curtains and colored furniture. The cool rooms of the house will be a great place to relax in the long summer months, when most of the time the owners of the house will spend on the terraces and by the pool overlooking the sea.