A rippling timber roof cantilevers from the Dolunay Villa in Mugla, Turkey, designed by Foster + Partners to complement its rugged coastal setting. Dolunay Villa's giant undulating timber roof is designed to appear like an extension of its rocky, beachside setting. Its terraces are sheltered by the home's overhanging roof, which has a 7.5-metre-wide cantilever. It relies on solid structural oak beams that rest on steel columns and was designed in collaboration with Blumer Lehmann.
"We were fascinated by the local landscape and wanted it to flow through the interior spaces and effectively disguise the building," said Foster + Partners' head of studio David Summerfield. "Even though it gets incredibly hot in the summer, we wanted the building to be able to breathe naturally," he added. "The landscaped open courtyards within the house allow the prevailing sea breeze to gently move through the villa. These are simple ideas that have come together in an elegant way."
Sculpture | Mari-Ruth Oda