candarli residence

Located along the Aegean coastline in Turkey, this vacation residence resides 45 minutes north of Izmir in a small 12th century town named Candarli. With the summer design high temperatures if this area of around 100 degrees F partnered with 10% cloud cover during those months, the strong prevailing breezes became an important characteristic of study in developing a design that sought to maximize its passive summer cooling potential. A range of technologies were used to examine the characteristics of airflow as influenced by the design of the dwelling spaces on the site. CFD simulations and wind tunnel tests were used to model the interaction of the prevailing airflow characteristics with the proposed spatial enclosure, defined as a series of boundary conditions. Employing a subterranean space allowed the house to benefit from summer earth cooling, allowing the home to stay near average annual temperature during those months. This space was used to hold cooler air and promote a higher rate of air exchange within the more exposed spaces above ground.

Jane M.

Sam Q.

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Jake S.

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