Revitalization and Adaptive Re-use in Cappadocia: A Taxonomy of Creative Design Solutions for Uchisar Boutique Hotels

Authors

  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Suzan Girginkaya Akdağ Faculty of Architecture and Design, Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Phd. Stu. Berna Sayar Faculty of Architecture and Design, Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul, Turkey

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25034/ijcua.2020.v4n2-4

Keywords:

Revitalization, Adaptive Re-Use, Sustainable Building, Sustainable Tourism, Creative Design, Vernacular Architecture

Abstract

The "architecture without an architect" in Cappadocia has always been fairy due to its volcanic stone formations and transforming silhouettes. In 1973, French architect Jack Avizou highlighted the essence of cave houses as vernacular building types and their potentials for local tourism beyond conventional notions of architectural heritage. Upon completing the restoration of cave houses in Uçhisar and transforming them to boutique hotels, he was nominated for Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2010. On the other hand, Aga Khan Award winner Turkish architect Turgut Cansever had also been advising for Argos Hotel project in Uçhisar since 1996. He gave importance to the concept of "protection" and preserved vernacular identity and characteristics despite the demands of the tourism sector. This paper aims to explore Avizou and Cansever’s design solutions in Uçhisar’s local context. Building / interior design elements and spatial relations in interiors will be analyzed with cluster analysis and ranked according to levels of novelty. Hence, achievement of creativity through transformation, combination and variation of original designs, will be displayed. Understanding Avizou’s and Cansever’s visions on revitalization and adaptive reuse are substantial since their creativity shall be a source of inspiration for future sustainable tourism and building practices in the local and global context.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Article Metrics

References

Archnet. (2019). Cappadocia Houses. https://archnet.org/sites/1295/media_contents/47914

Argos Yapi (2019). "argos in Cappadocia" Hotel. http://www.argosyapi.com/TR/?p=Projeler

Arkitera. (2017). Taş, Buranın Yaşamına Dair Birçok Anlamı İçeren Bir Malzeme [Stone, A Material That Contains Many Meanings About The Life of This Place]. https://www.arkitera.com/soylesi/nerede-oldugunuzu-bilmiyorsunuz-burasi-gizemli-ve-opak-bir-dunya/

Arkiv. (2019). Argos in Cappadocia. http://www.arkiv.com.tr/proje/argos-in-cappadocia1/4605

Brooks, G. (2012). Heritage as a driver for development: Its contribution to sustainable tourism in contemporary society. ICOMOS, Paris, 496-505. http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/1207/1/III-1-Article1_Brooks.pdf

Cimşit, F. (2008). Tepe Kent Yerleşmelerinde Psiko-sosyal Alan Olgusunun Konut Örüntüleri İle İlişkisi; Uçhisar Örneği [The Relationship between the Psycho-Social Area and the Housing Patterns in the Hill Settlements; Uçhisar Example] İstanbul Technical University]. İstanbul. https://polen.itu.edu.tr/xmlui/handle/11527/6350?locale-attribute=en

Council Of Europe. (1985). Convention for the Protection of the Architectural Heritage of Europe. Granada, 3. https://rm.coe.int/168007a087

Council Of Europe. (2005). Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society(Faro Convention). https://rm.coe.int/1680083746

Emlak kulisi [Real Estate Backstage]. (2019). Argos in Cappadocia Awards. https://emlakkulisi.com/guncel/argos-in-cappadocia-odul/832737

Gagné, R. M. (1985). Conditions of learning and theory of instruction. Holt, Rinehart and Winston.

Inkei, P. (2011). Results of a 2011 Survey with Governments on Culture Budgets and the Financial Crisis and Culture, Directorate of Culture and Cultural and Natural Heritage, Steering Committee for Culture, Council of Europe. https://www.coe.int/en/web/culture-and-heritage/culture

Les Masion Cappadocia. (2019). https://www.cappadoce.com/

Nilsson, P. (2011, 2011). The Challenge of Innovation. In Critical Thinking and Creativity: Learning Outside the Box the 9th International Conference of the Bilkent University, Turkey. http://www.senseandsensation.com/

Purini, F. (1968). Study of Architectural Elements. http://socks-studio.com/2014/10/12/franco-purini-study-of-architectural-elements-1968/

Rudofsky, B. (1964). Architecture Without Architects: A Short Introduction to Non-pedigreed Architecture. University of New Mexico Press.

Sense and Sensation. (2019). Taxonomy of Creative Design. http://www.senseandsensation.com/2012/03/taxonomy-of-creative-design.html

Stea, D., & Turan, M. (1993). Placemaking: Production of built environment in two cultures (Vol. 8). Avebury.

Türkiye Gazetesi. (2009). Altı şehir, üstü peri bacası [Underground city, overground fairy chimney]. https://www.turkiyegazetesi.com.tr/Genel/a407169.aspx

Uchisar Municipality. (2019a). Uchisar in History. http://www.uchisar.bel.tr/uchisar/eski-uchisar/

Uchisar Municipality. (2019b). Uchisar Photo Gallery. http://www.uchisar.bel.tr/turizm/kapadokya/

Ulusoy Binan, D. (1993). Güzelyurt örneğinde, Kapadokya Bölgesi yığma taş konut mimarisinin korunması için bir yöntem araştırması [A Research Method for Conservation of Masonry Stone Housing Architecture in the Cappadocia Region in Güzelyurt Case] Yıldız Technical University]. İstanbul. https://tez.yok.gov.tr/UlusalTezMerkezi/

Unesco. (2019). Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/357

Usal, S. S. Y. (2011, November 16-19). Alan Markalaşmasinda Boş Zaman Tasarim Ürünlerinin Yeri–Kapadokya İçin Bir Deneme [The Place of Leisure Design Products in Destination Branding: An Essay for Cappadocia] 1. Uluslarası Nevşehir Tarih ve Kültür Sempozyumu Bildirileri [1st International Nevşehir History and Culture Symposium Proceedings], Nevşehir. https://dosyalar.nevsehir.edu.tr/dc70ae3653f40297749a34079d65d442/1_uluslararasi_nevsehirtarih_ve_kultur_sempozyumu-7.pdf

World Summit on Sustainabl Development. (2002). Presentation "Tourism and Poverty Alleviation". http://sdt.unwto.org/content/world-summit-sustainable-development-wssd-johannesburg-2002

Downloads

Published

2020-12-01

How to Cite

Akdağ, S. G., & Sayar, B. (2020). Revitalization and Adaptive Re-use in Cappadocia: A Taxonomy of Creative Design Solutions for Uchisar Boutique Hotels. Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs, 4(2), 37–50. https://doi.org/10.25034/ijcua.2020.v4n2-4