Melike Altınışık Architects’ COA Hills, an eco-friendly micro-home holiday resort located in Balkaya Village, Sapanca, offers a unique architectural design that promotes health, nature, and eco-conscious living surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of Sapanca Lake.
The resort’s sustainable architectural vision is expected to inspire a new vitality in the region and serve as a healing place where the soul finds its release.
The architects want to offer guests the opportunity to stay in uniquely designed 26 micro-homes made of natural and renewable materials such as timber which can be re-introduced into the natural cycle.
Exploiting the rejuvenating powers of nature, COA Hills provides an escape from the demands of everyday life.
Spending time in nature has been shown to have numerous health benefits, including reducing stress, lowering blood pressure, improving mood and cognitive function, and boosting the immune system.
The resort is described as “a place to stay with the natural materials that surround it,” while giving the feeling of timber shaped in organic and smooth surfaces.
The holiday homes will create timeless comfort and offer a true escape, where joy and peace are bound.
Timber will be the main material to be used in each micro-home. While each micro-home is typically designed to be compact, each home will be equipped with the necessary amenities to complement comfortable living.
Each home will be built from sustainably-sourced timber to deliver a smaller footprint and energy-efficient homes.
“Timber is a renewable and environmentally friendly building material that has a significantly lower carbon footprint than traditional building materials such as concrete or steel,” the studio adds.
“The use of timber materials allows for efficient insulation, which helps to keep the homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter.”
Besides its living spaces, the resort will offer several facilities, such as an organic farming area where guests will be able to learn about sustainable agriculture.
Another feature will be an on-site restaurant that can serve cooked-to-order delicious and healthy meals made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
COA Hills offers a sustainable holiday experience that promotes eco-conscious living while providing guests with an opportunity to reconnect with nature and themselves.
The resort’s natural aesthetic appeal, use of sustainable building materials, and range of facilities make it an attractive destination for those seeking an architectural design that blends in well with the surrounding environment and is expected to be completed, with the official opening slated for the third quarter of 2024.
Project: COA Hills
Architects: Melike Altınışık Architects
Lead Architect: Melike Altınışık
Design Team: Sümeyye Uçar, Batuhan Güllü, and Atakan Gündüz
Landscape Architects: Nursen Gümüşsoy
Project Director: Ayça Yontarım
Client: COA – City of Angels
Renderings: Melike Altınışık Architects