Characterized with The Diversity of Materials: BUKHARI HOUSE

Istanbul / Turkey

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Bukhari House is located in Istanbul and designed by Onur Karadeniz Architects to be a farm house near the outskirts of the city.


At the beginning, there was two separate old houses located at the site. The two-story house to be used as the main building and the other will serve as a guest house and will be designed later. The roof and the second floor of the existing house is completely demolished and a new addition is laid right next to the existing one. A new steel roof system is designed to integrate the two buildings (existing to be masonry and the new addition to be concrete).


The house sits on a sloppy topography and connects the lower levels with the upper ones. Hence, the new addition is designed to sit on the lower level that is designed to be the main living space and two bedrooms located on the lower level to be used as boys' bedrooms with a brutal concrete ceiling polished with glass varnish.


A 12 meters balcony is designed to sit and define the main porch by setting a border. This balcony acts as an observation deck to control the farm lands and emphasizes the main entrance of the building with a projected door outside.


The house sits at the peak point of the land and three new concrete ramps are designed to be used to connect the spaces within the plot. The first ramp is located at the left that provides a linear car-way in between the entrance and the main front courtyard, while the two other ramps are located on the right and designed to provide a pedestrian and truck way to the farmland. The pedestrian ramp provides a direct passageway to the lower level and the truck ramp curves up to merge with the farmlands. Furthermore, a series of terrace gardens are designed with stone walls on the left side of the site.


The house is characterised with the diversity of the materials used throughout the house such as granite, concrete, brick, rusted corten metal, metal, tick, oak, aluminium and glass.

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    Bukhari House is located in Istanbul and designed by Onur Karadeniz Architects to be a farm house near the outskirts of the city. At the beginning, there was two separate old houses located at the site. The two-story house to be used as the main building and the other will serve as a guest house and will be designed later. The roof and the second floor of the existing house is completely demolished and a new addition is laid right next to the existing one. A new steel roof system is designed...

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    • Status Completed works
    • Type Single-family residence / Country houses/cottages
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