These five modern villas overlooking Hebil Bay in Bodrum, Turkey were created in 2012 by Aytac Architects.
Their forms were inspired by the cascading lava flows of the ancient Kos volcano.
Hebil 157 Houses by Aytac Architects:
“Hebil 157 Houses is a manifestation of this idea. Five unique villas are spread over five acres overlooking the tranquil panorama of Hebil Bay.
Each villa is positioned strategically. All equally benefit from vast and wonderful views of the bay as they interact with the surrounding Aegean landscape, and the Mediterranean Breeze.
The five villas are shaped and formed like the crystallized lava flows of the legendary Volcano Kos once located near the Hebil 157 site.
Erupting out of the terrain dramatically, the vortexing “Bodrum White” masses merge into the background with serenity.
Embracing the century old olive trees the central courtyard pays homage to the local flora. Large glass surfaces bring the picturesque landscape inside, blurring the division between inside and outside.
The influence of the volcano is experienced both in materiality and spatial organization. The spaces are fluidly connected, rejecting compartmentalization.
No stone other than volcanic basalt has been used in the interior spaces. For the external spaces, local volcanic agglomerate, the output of in-situ excavations has been used extensively.
Photos courtesy of Aytac Architects