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Mimarkoy
Hatay
2015

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13600 m2

Located 1 km from Şenköy, one of the most characteristic settlements of this region and 30 km from Antakya town center, the property is surrounded by a forest of pine trees except for the road on its east. Stretching towards the north, it extends from the road into the forest. It is owned by 35 architects… The first parameter was the creation of a compound in line with local architecture. The second parameter was the construction of 105 houses. Among other demands was building accommodation for short-term visitors, and a place architects and students of architecture would want to visit and stay.

The side-hall and courtyard typologies of traditional Antakya houses and the settlement principles of Antiquity were our first points of reference. The area for houses was set close to the common areas of use.

Our intention was not to build a new Şenköy, but we can say that we strived to design a new settlement based on the principles of Şenköy; pulling something new out of old habits…