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P E K K A 

simple and present

P E K K A 

simple and present



ANKA House was our first private house interior project. It's a two-storey penthouse, situated at the center of the designer-dense Istanbul district of Nisantasi. When it was our turn to renew the 150 square meter apartment, we met with the future inhabitants, actually our friends in the house on a sunny spring day of May 2018. 

Inhabitants' experiences are the cornerstone of our design process. After many discussions and deep conversations, we started with the strategy.

What makes a house a home?


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Our first step was to simplify everything we felt was too much, in terms of materials.


Then, we designed a place where special objects which held important memories for the home owner could be displayed. These materials blended in an artful way with the library, dining table, and the home. 


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We designed a separation between two floors for sleeping,

upstairs for the two cats Minik and Sufle, downstairs for the couple. 


A color palette was based on the southern coast where one of the owners came from, greenish-blue of the sea and pinkish color of clouds at sunset. First, we found the original color of the floor by soft-touch scraping, then we decided to use the same oak-wood for the furniture to make a holistic atmosphere, and expressive tiles in the kitchen and bathroom. The result is a harmonious but rich color experience for inhabitants. 


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We imagined how inhabitants behave differently in different spaces.

And we also designed all furniture . . .



Entrance floor

First floor


Project Team

Ipek Kay, Yunus Özdemir, Betül Ay, Edanur Köseli, Nazli Can Özcoban,

Anıl Salar, Özgür Gültekin

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