Villa Jocri (Kalkan)
This construction is located above the Kalkan hills among olive trees. In the design, the trees were retained to help create an effect of the trees growing around the pool and above the pool level. We intended to achieve a commanding view over the olive trees to enable the breathtaking views to be drawn into the building. The greenery and the three-tiered waterfall pool combine to offer a completely original approach.
Architect Erdal DURAN
“It has been a pleasure working with Erdal and Ergun. We gave Erdal a brief that included a list of “must-haves”-various details about the house, plus ‘plenty of shade’ and “retaining as much of the natural landscape as possible”. When we saw his design we were absolutely delighted, and ask for only a few, minor, changes. It is clear that they listen to their client's needs and thoughts, but equally, they are not slow to give their own views on what will and what will not look good and work in Kalkan’s local conditions. They bring a high ethical view to their professions.
The quality of materials used and the standard of workmanship is high, and in addition, there is a host of delightful extra innovative “Erdal touches” that are unexpected and give a uniqueness to the villa – the niches, the angles, the levels, the walk–in the shower room with its additional hammam style shower seat in travertine, the three-level swimming pool and pool surround with retained olive trees, to name but a few. We were kept updated with reports and photographs of progress during the building, and although there were, as with any new build, a few snags at the end, these were dealt with grace and speed. The villa is light, airy, and cool, and is a real pleasure to use. It really does feel like a home from home in Turkey we love being there. We thoroughly recommend NEED as architects and partners in build.”
Christine & John THOM