Prize(s) Honorable Mentions
Company Dark Source
Lead Designers Kerem Asfuroglu
Architecture Company Ceren Emir + Ayse Kuseyri Architects
Client Nest Construction
Photo Credits Mehmet Aslan
Completion Date 10.01.2022
Project Location Antakya, Turkey
Entry DescriptionLocated in the heart of Antakya's historic old town, this classic example of an 18th century Ottoman home is revitalised as a boutique hotel.
The aim was to recapture the historic & domestic ambiance once created by the light seeping into the courtyard from the interiors. As a result, exterior lighting was considered judiciously, mainly allowed through doors and windows, creating a playful contrast and a distinct night-time identity. No lighting was applied to the facades to evoke the memory of the place that it was & still is a home for its visitors. The welcoming warmth radiating from the rooms also helped with the ambition of keeping the light pollution to a minimum.
Interior lighting was achieved in a manner sympathetic to the heritage fabric, aiming to enhance materiality and textures. In addition to the ambient illumination provided by the traditional use of chandeliers. Seamlessly-integrated linear lighting and contemporary track spots were utilised to emphasise the unique features of the architecture whilst introducing a clear distinction between the old & the new. The use of warm, glare-free & mostly non-directional illumination led to an intimate & welcoming character.