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argos in Cappadocia is on Venice Bienalle!

argos in Cappadocia is on Venice Bienalle!

16th International Venice Architecture Biennale, one of the pioneering global architecture events, opened its doors on May 26th. Being invited by the European Cultural Center, argos in Cappadocia is among the exhibited works.

The International Venice Architecture Biennale, one of the most long-established events of architecture in the world is again full with exhibitions and events all over the city under the ‘Free Space’ theme.

Second Award To Museum Lounge & Suites!

Second Award To Museum Lounge & Suites!

Museum Lounge and Suites, unearthed and again rendered functional by the restoration work by argos in Cappadocia is awarded with the ‘Jury’s Appreciation’ award by Architect Turgut Cansever National Architecture Awards.

Organized by Kepez Municipality, the fourth Architect Turgut Cansever National Architecture Awards found their owners. This year’s theme was ‘tourism structures’ and with a nation wide evaluation, Museum Lounge and Suites were honored with Jury’s ...

Grand Award For A Unique Heritage

Grand Award For A Unique Heritage

The historical ‘Museum Lounge and Suits’ unearthed during the restoration works and bestowed a new function by argos in Cappadocia Hotel is honored with ‘Architecture Preservation Award’ by 2018, National Architecture Exhibition and Awards.

Delivered for the first time in 1988 by the Turkish Republic Chamber of Architects, the most prestigious architecture award went to Museum Lounge and Suits, the new historical venue unearthed by argos in Cappadocia. ...

Argos House on the Cover of the Magazine «Architect»

Argos House on the Cover of the Magazine «Architect»

Cevizli Residence, the most recent of the modern projects undertaken only occasionally by the Argos Yapi team is a structure outside the campus of the hotel Argos in Cappadocia, designed as a residence for hotel staff from out of town. 11 small and 6 large living units and common spaces are included in the structure, designed to protect the three walnut trees and two pines on the lot. ...

Cevizli Residence

Cevizli Residence

This residence for the out-of-town staff of the hotel Argos in Cappadocia located in the historical district of Uchisar has been in use since June 2015. With this project, living space was created for 20 – 25 people in the newer, residential area of the village. The structure can be examined on the pages of ARKIV.
www.arkiv.com.tr

We Meet at Bezirhane for Cappadocia

We Meet at Bezirhane for Cappadocia

« Bezirhane Meetings » taking place under the leadership of Argos Yapı and Arkitera, and with the participation of distinguished architects from Turkey and the world, continue at Argos in Cappadocia in November.

Architects and designers are invited from Istanbul, Izmir and Ankara to Bezirhane Meetings, where the issues facing Cappadocia will be examined and potential solutions discussed in three different sessions. ...

Argos in Cappadocia is in Arkitera

Argos in Cappadocia is in Arkitera

Arkitera, one of the mainstream media outlets followed by architects and designers, is focussing on Cappadocia since May. The hotel Argos in Cappadoccia has been featured in this virtual medium, as one of the projects examined.
www.arkitera.com

for a Cappdcocian Turkish Bath and Spa

for a Cappdcocian Turkish Bath and Spa

We’re developing new partnerships for a Turkish bath and spa project set in a rock-carved space with unique Cappadocian qualities. In architecture, our partners will be Nevzat Sayin and his team, in dealing with physical issues of rock structures, our engineer friend Tamer Topal, and for aeration, our consultants the Mitsubishi team. Our stone masons Hasan Baş and Metin Ayan are involved, as well as the ...

Story Whispered by Stones

Story Whispered by Stones

The house belonging to Derya Bigali, which was restored by Argos Yapi, was featured in a 12-page article in the issue no. 236 of the magazine Maison Française. The building that was transformed from the ruins of an old residence into a lovely 3-storey Capadoccian house was introduced with the headline « A Story Whispered by Stones.»

a Demolation to Celebrate

a Demolation to Celebrate

We celebrated a demolition with fanfare ! An illegal, rough « modern period » structure built 30 years ago, unsuitable to the architectural landscape of Uchisar was finally torn down. We did not want such an inappropriate building, whose size and appearance jarred the view and violated neighbouring buildings, to set a model for new structures in Cappadocian villages, especially in historical settings.

We thank Argos Tourism for buying this ...

An Environmentally Friendly Initative from Argos Yapı:<br />Mud-brick Structures

An Environmentally Friendly Initative from Argos Yapı:
Mud-brick Structures

In addition to traditional rock-carved and stone architecture, Argos Yapı is setting out on a new area that has an important role in the traditions of this region : mud-brick construction.

In this process, the young French architect Timur Esen who is interested in working with rammed-earth will be a partner.

The first trial in using this technique was the construction of a tower/sculpture in ...

Gaudi in Cappadocia

Gaudi in Cappadocia

Antonio Gaudi is considered one of the most extraordinary architects of the 20th century with the buildings he designed in Barcelona, Spain.
The structures Gaudi designed were often inspired by forms and textures in nature, and they present surprising similarities to forms seen in Cappadocia.
One of Gaudi’s most important designs, the Cathedral of Sagrada Familia has been under construction since l976, and is ...

Uçhisar's Cevizlibağ Challenges Students

Uçhisar's Cevizlibağ Challenges Students

The second and third year students of architecture at the TOBB University of Technology and Economy visited Cappadocia for two days in September 2014. Argos Yapı guided the students’ visit in the region and in Uçhisar, which was identified as the project area.
The instructors of the group were architects Ramazan Avcı, Emre Savural and Zelal Çınar, who had assigned the theme of « design by reducing » for ...

the VIP Lounge of the Museum is Ready

the VIP Lounge of the Museum is Ready

The need for a lounge to welcome important visitors to the Göreme Open Air Museum was met as of the end of June, 2014.
Thanks to the initiative of the Directorate of Nevşehir Museum and the endeavors of Argos Yapı, a rock-carved space in the museum complex that had been used as a coffee shop was restored and re-furbished as a VIP lounge.
Argos Yapı was not ...

Tiraz Mansion in Arkiv Selection

Tiraz Mansion in Arkiv Selection

Within the traditional texture of the hotel Argos in Cappadocia, Tiraz Mansion is one of the sections containing some newly constructed rooms. It was built partly with the restoration of a ruined structure, and partly with renovations to an old hotel. It has 11 rooms along with units for staff. Details of Tiraz Mansion are included in the Arkiv selections for 2013.
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Architects and Kalebodur in Discussion

Architects and Kalebodur in Discussion

The first of the series of panel discussions called « Kalebodur and Architects in Discussion » organized in co-operation between Kalebodur, Arkitera Centre of Architecture and Argos in Cappadocia took place on January 12 and 13, 2013.
The focus of the meeting was the concept of « Mosques. »
The main speakers of the panel entitled « Why do we construct such mosques in the 21st century ? ...

Campaign to Preserve the Vaulted Church

Campaign to Preserve the Vaulted Church

The Soğanlı Valley of Kayseri is one of Cappadocia’s special valleys because it houses a series of late period rock-churches, and is called the entrance gate to Cappadocia.

Among those churches, the Vaulted Church is remarkable both for its interiors and for being the only structure in the valley with an exterior vault carved out of the rock.

Unfortunately, this church is at serious ...

We Continue to Enlarge the Award-Winning Hotel

We Continue to Enlarge the Award-Winning Hotel

During the winter months, the lobby, restaurant and kitchen areas of Argos in Cappadocia were renewed and enlarged.
A comprehensive project was prepared and executed to respond to the increasing guest capacity of the hotel and culinary demands of the region.
The hotel supported the work of Argos Yapı by limiting the number of guests accommodated between January 5 and April 5, 2012, while intense ...

Contribution to Restoration Education in Cappadocia

Contribution to Restoration Education in Cappadocia

During the school year of 2011 – 2012, Argos YapI provided support to the Architecture-Restoration students at Mustafapasa Vocational School of Higher Education.
19 first-year restoration students were offered seminars through the year, from experts in their fields. Students also gained hands-on experience in drawing and measurements, at the offices of Argos Yapi.
On this occasion we thank our friends, architects Zilan Özcan, Ihsan Duygulu and ...

How to Solve the problem of Illegal Commercial Sheds?

How to Solve the problem of Illegal Commercial Sheds?

For many years now, a problem of illegal and unattractive sheds constructed for touristic commerce in archaeological sites has existed in Cappadocia. Such sheds not only create visual pollution that provokes reactions on an international scale, but also perpetuate an illegal situation.
Some of the places where this problem is highly visible are Uçhisar-Cevizlibağ, Göreme – Panoramic Hill, Ürgüp – the site of Three Beauties.

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Argos in

Argos in "Good Architecture" Campaign

Vitra/Artema, one of the leading trademarks of the Eczacıbaşı Group, has focussed on Argos in Cappadocia in its advertisements of September 2011.

Since April, 2010, the company has a campaign aiming to draw public attention to high quality design and execution in architecture, by asking the question “What is good architecture?” in its advertisements. With this campaign, Vitra/Artema intends on the one hand, to identify ...

Suggestions for Urban Issues in Uçhisar

Suggestions for Urban Issues in Uçhisar

Between 25 and 29th of July, 2011, Argos in Cappadocia hosted a workshop to generate suggestions to solve issues related to Uchisar’s urban areas. The Uchisar Workshop, in which the department of architecture and planning of the University of Kayseri took on an organizing and moderating role, was planned in co-operation between the municipality of Uçhisar, Kayseri Chamber of Architects, and Kayseri Chamber of City Planners.
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