Built in the resort town of Cesme, Turkey, half of the visible structure is cantilevered by 8 meters. The structure is a 16 meter long x 7.5-meter wide concrete box with no columns or beams. The 520m2 land contains this very large house that only has a 64m2 footprint.
Designed by Selim Erdil, this is a house with a strict minimalist approach, only 5 main materials were used, concrete, steel, stone, wood and glass. The main ambition was to make as much use of the land as possible while creating a variety of wide and open spaces that can be used depending on the wind and weather conditions.
The cantilever was designed to minimize the footprint while maximizing open areas. The cantilever also serves to push the building mass toward the sea view, clearing the adjacent house, to create a large roadside terrace and to provide plenty of shade by the pool and garden.