Location: Antalya /Turkey 

Architectural Project & Design: Gokhan Avcioglu & GAD 

Project Team: Nesime Önel, Mustafa Kemal Kayis,  Gökşen Güngör, Esra Esen, Durak ArıkanSemih Acar, Mert Turkozu, Yücel Demir, Osman Sumer, Yıldız Gergun

Building Type: Residential, Interior

Construction Area:28.000 m2 

Project Site Area:33.000 m2 

Years: 2017

Status: On going 

Photographer: Ali Bekman


Antalya is a city on the Mediterranean coast of southwestern Turkey. The project site is located next to a tourism zone of Antalya with a distance to the city center of 20 km. 

The AHK KNDU Villas Project aims to work with nature through sustainability. Each housing unit includes photo/voltaic panels to produce energy, with housing units oriented with respect to the sun path to benefit from daylight in the most efficient way. The general master plan organisation has the housing units arranged in a South-North direction. Façade and roof openings are designed in accordance with natural ventilation principles. AHK KNDU Villa's total sustainable design strategy consists of the following: natural ventilation via strategic openings, maximum daylight usage, sunlight collection and control as a renewable energy source, plus a green and public space for social-sustainability use.

The exterior timber cladding design acts as a shell for the housing units. It helps to improve daylight quality of interior and controls climate at night. Moreover, the individual private area of each unit is defined with the help of this cladding design. A green environment for ground plane of the project site allows free circulation of pedestrians. Each Housing Unit has its own car park and a transportation link will be provided by underground circulation. The project includes 17 Large, 56 Medium and 50 small Housing Units.