Turkish Minimal Architecture…Eren Talu

Turkish Minimal Architecture by Eren TaluTo say Turkish Minimal is an oxymoron for sure. If you have seen Turkish furniture, carpets and drapery treatments you would know this to be true. The normal Turkish Style is a cross between Bulgarian Baroque and Brooklyn Rococo and it isn’t pretty.

Turkish Minimal Architecture by Eren Talu

Lobby of the Hotel Su

While out for a walk on day in Antalya, Turkey I discovered the Hotel Su which was designed by the Turkish architect Eren Talu. This was the most minimal commercial space I have ever been in.  A white on white palate with splashes of raspberry colored lighting accented by huge mirror balls in the lobby that would make the trendiest nightspot green with envy.

Turkish Minimal Architecture by Eren Talu

Hotel from poolside

The hotel and its manicured grounds are perched on a hillside with views of the Mediterranean Sea and the skyline of coastal Antalya. It has 253 rooms and 39 suites and as you would expect lots of Spa facilities.  It is also within walking distance of the Migros Mall, the new Aquarium and the Cultural Center… making it a great place to stay for the well heeled….rooms start at 200 Euros. Obviously less cost more.

Turkish Minimal Architecture by Eren Talu

A view from the bar terrace

This is going to be a short piece because I cannot find any biographical data on the architect except that Eren Talu was born in 1960 and educated in Turkey. He has other hotels and public buildings to his credit and appears to be a very public figure in his private life (marriages and divorces). However I can find nothing in the search engines with bio information. If you find something more let me know.

So what you are getting here is a short blog with pictures of simple interiors.


Turkish Minimal Architecture by Eren Talu

Another lobby view

Turkish Minimal Architecture by Eren Talu

Live orange trees in the wall of the lobby

Turkish Minimal Architecture by Eren Talu

Ocean views from the bar

Turkish Minimal Architecture by Eren Talu

Every room with its own balcony for sunbathing

About Larry Bosco

In 2010 I had one of those “Is this all there is” moments and so in January 2011 I retired from Real Estate Appraising, sold off all my worldly goods and headed out as a solo traveler in search of a new place to live. Since then I’ve traveled around the world, made new friends and had many great adventures and some not so great. After staying almost a year in Cuenca, Ecuador I have headed back to South East Asia where I began the journey in 2011. Currently I am living in Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 Responses to Turkish Minimal Architecture…Eren Talu

  1. Bert Emke says:

    So cool. Doesn’t look like anything we saw in Turkey.

  2. Ashley says:

    Hi Larry,

    I think the architect”s name is Eren Talu.
    Here’s another hotel he created: http://www.l1hotel.com/eren_talu.html
    Also check out the Adam & Eve hotel, that the Times of London calls “the coolest hotel in Europe” that boasts the world’s largest swimming pool.

    Miss you!

  3. What a nice surprise! Looks like it was built recently. I take it you are not staying there!

  4. Gina Maloney says:

    Great piece. Dan really enjoyed it, and so did I.

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