A Thrilling Hotel Design Includes A Glass Pool Hovering 2,000 Feet Off the Ground

Interior Architect Hayri Atak was born in Eskişehir in 1989. After completing his primary school and high school education in Izmir, he studied Interior Architecture at Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in 2007. During this time he also travelled to the United States and studied at the Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design, and Construction.

At Auburn, he had the opportunity to attend workshops at the world-famous Rural Studio. After graduating from ITU with both a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Architecture and a Master’s Degree in Facade Design and Technology, he studied Interior Hotel Design at the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) in Milan.

Hayri Atak has received awards from many design competitions during his academic and professional life, both as an individual and a group. Having started his professional career during his undergraduate education, Interior Architect Hayri Atak has experience in a wide scope of interior and architectural projects including: hotel design, cafe/restaurant design, store concept design, villa design, clinical design, housing design, and facade design.

In addition to his interest in product design and furniture design, he has recently been working on parametric designs, prototype techniques, molding &  serial manufacture techniques of products and facades, and robotic architecture. Hayri Atak, who is both a lecturer and organizer of workshops in various universities, established Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio in 2017 with his vision and dream for creating a permanent architectural brand that guided the industry.

This concept is called “Cliff Concept Boutique Hotel”. It is a design of a 9-suite hotel, with entry from the top of the cliff and suites nested on the side of it. At the overlook, a glass-bottom pool is cantilevered allowing adventurous visitors to marvel at the Norwegian fjords in a unique way.

“Even though I wasn’t there, I experienced the adrenaline of being on the edge,” Atak shares. “Then I dreamed of living on and beyond the edge. Simply, I just wanted [to] carry this experience beyond the edge and the idea of having this experience inspired me.”