by ridhika on designboom
pina, bodrum by GAD
all images courtesy GAD
turkish GAD (global architectural development) firm in collaboration with turkish architect
dara kirmizitoprak have designed a proposal for residential units on pina, a peninsula
on the aegean sea, located near bodrum on the southern coast of turkey.
surrounded by trees, the peninsula is an example of the local natural beauty. an active
decision was made that settlement on the peninsula shouldn’t ruin the natural beauty
present on the site. on the contrary, it should blend and unite with it. therefore, a number
of diagrams were created analyzing the present location of the trees, natural topography,
and possible locations for the necessary road branching. these diagrams were over-laid
on one another, and the resulting surfaces were molded, stretched and distorted to form
on the 44,500m2 site, there are 17 villas, 21 hotel rooms, event spaces, restaurants,
and recreation areas. each house has its own private deck, private pool, and private garden.
the location of each piece of the program allows the view to be seen from every point on
the site. the result is 3 prototypical residences.
various shapes of residences
view from above