Thursday, March 15, 2012

Kivanc Tatlitug's Paris Home

Turkish actor and model Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ bought a home in Paris in the last months of 2011, he also entered the new year 2012 there. He could stay in Paris for only 3 days due to his busy tv series work schedule in Istanbul. Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, who isn't only very famous and popular in Turkey but in most of the countries around the world especially in Europe and the Middle East, has achieved great success in the recent years with tv series and commercials he took place at as the starring actor. As a result he also bought a home from abroad like most of other Turkish celebrities do. Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ has extreme fans abroad in many countries naming him as Europe's and Middle East's Brad Pitt. His fans from other countries making periodical visits to Istanbul just with the thought of they can see him, which is of course not possible, but just a dream for his fans. Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ is 2002 Best Model of Turkey, 2002 Best Model of the World. Tatlıtuğ bought valuable houses in Istanbul in the recent years. Years ago, Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ lived in Paris while he was working as a model in cooperation with a French modeling agency named Success. He liked the city during those few years he spent in Paris, so he bought a home there too. Short time ago, Tatlıtuğ was again on newspaper and internet media headlines with his new car Maserati GranCabrio. Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ also has 1 white Audi s5, and 1 classic 1970 Corvette.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Cem Yilmaz's Levent Loft Home

Turkish stand-up comedian, showman, actor, writer, filmmaker, and director Cem Yılmaz's home at Levent Loft, Istanbul is designed in a very modern style. Interior design of the residence loft apartment is minimalist and so comfortable with only one word seeing beautiful Istanbul with bird's eye view. Yılmaz, who bought this home 2 years ago, waited for 1 year for the interior design of the home to be finished completely. Large windows of the home are for more sunlight to enter the rooms. Earthy colour tones such as gray, ivory colour, beige, brown, and some other similar colours are preferred in the interior of Cem Yılmaz's Levent Loft home, but we can also see some vibrant colours such as yellow and red to add a little colour to the calm environment of the home. Sofas and dining table of the home are giant size, giving this loft a legendary effect. Contemporary, natural wooden, leather furniture and products, soft natural organic fabrics, wooden and parquet flooring, natural stone, concrete, glass are other materials used in the interior design of this fascinating loft. Since Cem Yılmaz was a caricaturist/cartoonist before he became famous as a stand-up comedian, he is into art a lot and he has real very precious original artworks in his home, these paintings you see in the pictures are all pieces he himself bought from auctions. Besides his frequently changed and updated very well-known sports car collection, Cem Yılmaz can also be defined as a real estate king after hearing about his number of homes all around Istanbul and holiday regions of Turkey. Cem Yılmaz declared his assets a few days ago; 1 villa in Istanbul, 1 villa in Cesme, 6 residence apartments in Istanbul, 2 Porsche, 1 Range Rover, 1 Nissan GT-R, 1 Mercedes SLS AMG, 1 Bentley Continental GT, 1 Mini Cooper. This list doesn't include Yılmaz's assets in the banks.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Horizon Point Bodrum

Horizon Point is a residential development in Bodrum, Turkey, set on a hillside approximately 65m above sea level overlooking downtown Bodrum. The site is characterized by beautiful views of the sea, with unobstructed views of the Bodrum Castle. Horizon point consists of 19 residential units with a shared spa, gym and pool complex. GAD's proposal responds to the most pressing challenges inherent to this site, which include a sloping triangular site with strict building setback requirements. The solution focuses on two base building types, modified slightly to respond to their specific location on the site. The project consists of 7 buildings on the site, each a variation on the two base prototypes. The first type consists of a flat on the lower level, and two duplex units above. The second type consists of two flats. Conceptually, each building units must provide a high level of privacy, despite the dense arrangement of buildings on the site, while also providing unobstructed views of the sea. Therefore, the base prototype is organized around 4 modules, each 8m X 16m. A building consists of 4 modules, wrapped on 3 sides by a thickened stone wall, providing the necessary privacy for the units and also serving to organize the external circulation between the units. Sliding wood screens and canopies contribute a third layer of detail, and serve as protection from the intense summer sun. Horizon Point, therefore, arrives at a solution that addresses the fundamental challenges inherent to the site, and meets the challenge by proposing a unique architectural solution in Bodrum. Horizon Point Bodrum is a project made by GAD Architecture, in collaboration with Dara Kirmizitoprak.