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Projects & Buildings

Architect Dr. M. Sinan Genim
Assistant Belma Barış Kurtel
Employer Suna& İnan Kıraç
Static Attila Çaydamlı
Mechanic Sami Bölükbaşıoğlu
Electiricity Erol Çığırgan
Purpose Residence
Project Year 1995
Construction Year 1995
Construction Area 262m²

Restoration of Suna and İnan Kıraç Residence in Antalya Kaleiçi

Registered as “cultural asset to be protected”, the building constituted a whole with the adjacent parcel in the past. In time it was parcelled out and became a distinct parcel.

The building within this parcel was most probably built as an annex building early in the 20th century after the building in the adjacent parcel was damaged. The building consisting of a ground floor of stone masonry and above it a wooden carcass, had no characteristics regarding its plan and façade. Because the building was left empty for a very long time, the plasters of the façade were spilt, the wooden columns and coatings damaged, the damaged garden section and its façade were supported by brick walls.

One of the most important civil architectural examples of Antalya Kaleiçi is Tekelioğlu Residence, which was publicised twenty years ago and damaged in the meantime. There is no other similar building regarding its planning features and the façade layout. Especially hand carved windows and outer patterns above the entrance side may be the last examples in Anatolia. There is not a light of hope that the building will go through a restoration and this distinct façade layout will be preserved for the future. For this reason, we renewed the residence. Thus the last example of a house of Antalya Kaleiçi still lives. We wanted to make a house become useful again and also recreate an understanding that has long perished.

With the re-building of the residence, the two parcels that were separated artificially have once again united again, and the end point that looks at the port of Antalya Kaleiçi has been preserved as a whole for the future.

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