We present you a project from Turkey that redefines the basic principles of modern architecture. A single-family house with a steel frame construction was transformed into a sculptural city villa with a loft character. The result successfully combines opposites: the cool industrial look of the steel construction harmonizes surprisingly well with natural materials such as wood and stone, which are used in abundance both indoors and outdoors. In addition to the attractive facade design and furnishings, the building also impresses with a functional room concept. The ingenious room layout ensures optimal comfort in the compact living space, so that the house residents do not have to forego anything in terms of equipment. The renovations were carried out by the talented team at theCATwork. Accompany us on a virtual tour of the house and let yourself be convinced by the creativity of the architects!
Single-family house with steel frame construction is being modernized: the project in detail
The family house is located in Tuzla, Tepeören. It is located in a residential complex that was built in the 1990s. At that time, the architects placed more value on an inexpensive, but at the same time stable and fast construction method than on a stylish appearance and functional room design. Around 100 city villas with steel frame construction were built at that time. Almost thirty years later, the residential area looks completely different. More and more homeowners have decided to adapt their house to their own needs.
TheCATwork architects were commissioned with the task of optimizing the available living space. Intensive planning resulted in a project for a modern city villa with a loft character. A high quality of life and living comfort set the tone for the room distribution. On the first floor there is a spacious living area with dining area, living room, reading corner and kitchen. The high ceilings, the direct connection to the glazed winter garden and the numerous skylights make it appear bright and inviting.
Single-family house with steel frame construction: the high-quality furnishings in detail
The modern kitchen landscape looks directly towards the living area, but is separated from the lounge area by a glass wall. Modern, handleless kitchen cabinets, the trendy color combination: anthracite gray worktop and dove gray fronts bring industrial flair to the furnishings.
The dark kitchen contrasts with the bright living room, where the white walls and ceiling fade into the background. The marble-clad fireplace with terrarium can celebrate its grand entrance. The attractive grain of the natural stone automatically attracts attention and simply cannot let go of your eyes. At the same time, it serves as a peculiar room divider that visually separates the living room from the winter garden and the winter garden from the reading corner.
The living room itself is comfortably furnished: a comfortable day bed with leather cover invites you to relax with a book in hand. The comfortable, pull-out sofa has enough seats for the whole family. The armchair and stool with velvet upholstery offer additional seating for guests. A coffee table made of glass and a round carpet round off the living program in this zone. The color scheme is purposefully kept close to nature and simple. Earth nuances such as brown, ivory or off-white create a cozy ambience and relax the eyes.
The dining area for eight people, which is located directly behind the living room, is stylishly designed. The comfortable chairs with velvet upholstery promise maximum seating comfort. The extendable wooden table fascinates with a natural, untreated look and a pleasant feel. Three pendant lights made of glass with steel details create a connection between the kitchen and the dining area.
The fireplace in the middle of the room is a real work of art: it combines a terrarium, gas fireplace and bench in a modern design. At the same time, the sparkling flame creates a cozy ambience and diffuses pleasant warmth.
The natural stone flooring in the hallway and the parquet made of solid wood in the living room add variety to the interior. Typical of the industrial style is an eclectic mix of different materials and textures.
The suspended ceiling with built-in lighting conceals installations guided in the ceiling void and, with its minimalist look, blends in harmoniously with the overall concept.
Opposite the living area is another living room, where the family can sit down comfortably in the evening and watch TV. A concrete spiral staircase with wooden steps leads to the second floor where the bedrooms, bathrooms and a home office / guest room are located.
Inside, the single-family house impresses with its steel frame construction with generous movement areas and a flowing transition between the individual living areas, while the outside presents itself with a modern, minimalist facade. Natural materials such as marble, natural stone and exotic types of wood give the interior a touch of luxury and create a homely atmosphere. Fine textiles such as velvet also enhance the furnishings.
Project by theCATwork