Austere Rock House
Çanakkale, Türkiye
The Rock House is built in a close relationship to the magnificent rock formations for which Kayalar village is named: set on a reinforced concrete platform, the building is tied to the rocks at eight different points with columns and two reinforced concrete walls. The layout of the building is in a J form that functions as a protective wall screening out the impact of the sun and winds and creates a sheltered, shaded exterior courtyard that can be used almost throughout the year. One of the architect’s primary concerns was the preservation of the rocks and surrounding landscape; accordingly, the facades are clad in light, olive-coloured natural stone and surrounded by a lawn that blends in with the olive groves in the surrounding landscape.


The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2011.
Çanakkale, Türkiye
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