The Alhadeff Approach

04.04.2011

ART & DESIGN

Olvium Villas, Turkey by Studio Alhadeff Architects

Olvium Villas, Turkey by Studio Alhadeff Architects1

Olvium Villas, Turkey by Studio Alhadeff Architects

Olvium Villas, Turkey by Studio Alhadeff Architects

Olvium Villas, Turkey 3

Olvium Villas, Turkey by Studio Alhadeff Architects

Olvium Villas, Turkey by Studio Alhadeff Architects

Olvium Villas, Turkey by Studio Alhadeff Architects

Olvium Villas, Turkey by Studio Alhadeff Architects

Olvium Villas, Turkey by Studio Alhadeff Architects

Olvium Villas, Turkey by Studio Alhadeff Architects2

Olvium Villas, Turkey by Studio Alhadeff Architects

The international perspective at Studio Alhadeff Architects lends to the distinctive structures produced by the Italian firm. Recently, the Milan-based studio has developed a modern stucco and stone home on the Turkish Mediterranean coast, a 100-year old log cabin outside of Moscow and a series of land-marked buildings in London.

Principal Giancarlo Alhadeff founded the firm in 1991, drawing from his own multi-national background. Alhadeff was born in Egypt and spent a large part of his childhood in Japan. “The element that informed me the most is having lived in Japan for seven years,” he says about his design influence.

With a cosmopolitan pedigree, he has long incorporated sustainable principles into his approach. “In Europe we’ve been doing it far longer. It’s something that we use as a guiding principle.” That process includes working with a structural and mechanical engineer in the early stages of development. For the home he constructed in Turkey, he used local Hatay stone, coated with thermal insulation that aids the cooling process, eliminating the need for air conditioning.

At the root of Alhadeff’s process is a desire to compliment the character of his clients. “Listening to the client’s story is an important element to what I do.” (Studio Alhadeff Architects)

  • JNakao

    WOW!

  • Auntie

    Stunning pics!!

  • http://twitter.com/Loso_Atl30 ☯ Carrlos Lyles ☯

    nicceee..

  • http://www.facebook.com/spade4 Spade Mørgan

    SWEET

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1173763782 Brian Sealey

    The design is stunning….

  • InsiderLQQKingOUT

    Is this not the house from Juicy?

  • Yoli

    Gorgeous!

  • http://www.facebook.com/angelina.gammage Angel Gammage

    This is amazing!

  • http://twitter.com/boardroombboys Ronald Gaineous

    “…no neighbors, make all the noise you wanna make. Invite ya friends over, let ‘em make their way through the Benzes and the Rovers ‘fore they reach the door!”. This is killer!

  • Anonymous

    love it

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TK4VVDVGUAX4UPOYWZCOMPPZUI Christian Castro

    wow! i couldnt even imagine the pleasure derived from moving into one of these masterpiece homes

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Dube/100002217210938 Brian Dube

    id give up my girl for this house …

  • http://www.facebook.com/CJ.Bennahmias Cj Bennahmias

    so stylish!!! in one sentence ” the majesty of the surrounding landscape “

  • Anonymous

    Get the architects to Gary Indiana and see if their magic works. Thats a real test!

  • http://twitter.com/sanelengcobo sanele ngcobo

    this is what dreams are made of hopefully i can spend my life in one of these houses

  • Anonymous

    I love form in functionality….This is a beautiful home, very clean lines but completely bold at the same time.

  • Anonymous

    Beautiful!!

  • Kolette Allen

    Homes in Stucco – you can not go wrong.

  • Alex Harshaw

    I remember when I first saw this on Kanye’s Universe City Blog. I miss that blog but its cool to see this bit of it resurface.

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