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Located 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 and domestic ambiance which was once created by the light seeping into the courtyard from the interiors. As a result, exterior lighting was considered judiciously and 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 and 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.

Architects: Ayse Kuseyri & Ceren Emir

Photography & Video: Mehmet Aslan, Edit: Dark Source

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