Contemporary Turkish Architecture by Global Architectural Development: The Exploded House
This unique house is located in Bodrum at the Southwest of Turkey. It was built by probably the most popular Turkish design studio – Global Architectural Development. The architecture of this house is outstanding, especially considering how many limitations the creators had to work around to implement the original design idea. The local authority restricts buildings larger than 75 square meters, which is why this house actually consists of three separate buildings connected by the central hall and that’s where the name comes from. The central lobby has floor to ceiling windows, providing it with panoramic view of the surrounding landscape and the bay. This is a very nice solution that sacrifices nothing to the obsolete architecture laws. Another lucky finding of this house is a roof covered by rainwater collectors, that make it look tremendous and of course in many cases make the external water supply unnecessary.
Reference: GAD Architecture