Project Location: Antalya /Turkey

Architectural Project & Design: Gokhan Avcioglu & GAD

Project Team: Mustafa Kemal Kayis, Mert Turkozu, Osman Sumer, Semih Acar, Yildiz Gergun, Durak Arikan

Interior Design Team: Nesime Onel, Goksen Gungor, Esra Esen, Pelin Aribaş, Yucel Demir.

Project Date: 2014-2016

Construction Type: Steel Construction & Concrete

Site Area: 170 acre

Total Construction Area: 85 acre

Program: Residence, Housing


Antalya is a city on the Mediterranean coast of southwestern Turkey. Project site is located next to a tourism zone of Antalya with a distance to the city center of 20 km. Seaside of Antalya, with many Hotels and Residential Buildings, is highly active.

AHK KNDU Villas Project aims to work with nature with design principles of Sustainability. Each Housing Unit includes Photo voltaic panels to produce energy, with housing units oriented with respect to the sun path of Antalya to benefit from daylight in the most efficient way. 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 and capturing due to floor plan shape, sunlight collection and control as a renewable energy source, plus a green and public space for social-sustainability use.

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.

AHK KNDU Villas is designed by Gokhan Avcioglu and Gad Architecture.