“Hanging Gardens” of Izmir: this residential complex built on a slope will blow your mind
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but its existence is still doubtful. However, the existence of one of the Wonders of the Modern World is undeniable, because it is a residential complex Asma Bahçeler (Hanging Gardens), which is located in the Turkish city of Izmir.
Stunning views over the Gulf of Izmir and lush forests became the main sources of inspiration for the architects. The task was not easy: to fit the houses into a steep hill, so as not to disturb the natural beauty of this wonderful place.
The result of hard work is a unique complex Asma Bahçeler, which is located along the natural curves of the slope. The houses, projected regarding to minimal interference with nature, in no way spoil the magical view of the surroundings.
Residential complex Asma Bahçeler in Izmir consists of 98 residences ranging from 60 to 400 square meters, located along 8 terraces.
Residents of the complex can enjoy the waves of the bay from their own terraces, which are arranged on the roofs of the level below.
Warm tones of brick and stone, used for the houses, contrast with the cold tones of the surrounding natural elements and create an attractive cozy atmosphere.
The concept of “Hanging Gardens” has become a new trend in dense urban development…
… which perfectly combines the charm of a private house and the comfort of a residential complex.
We want to believe that the architect will continue to be so creative and will soon delight us with new unusual projects.