Victoria Meyers architect and her role at the Turkish Archiprix is featured in a new post, describing her visit to Ankara, Turkey, in December 2013.
During her visit to Ankara for the conference, Meyers also visited Hotel Argos, in Cappadocia.
Hotel Argos is in the center of the amazing landscape of Cappadocia, and is built into the natural cave forms in the area.
Meyers was hosted in Cappadocia by the Sevki Vanli Foundation, with hosts Lale Ozgenel, from the METU University in Ankara, and Asli Ozbay, who has worked on the amazing renovations at Argos. The spaces are incredibly beautiful, and the work is of the quality of any project by Peter Zumthor.
The experience was fantastic, and the architecture was amazing. A visit to Hotel Argos is highly recommended. Shown above: the garden walls that line the streets within the hotel compound, which is comprised of several former houses that are both constructed from local stone, and also carved, out of the naturally occurring caves in the landscape.
Above: with Asli Ozbay and Lale Ozgenel in the wine cellars below Hotel Argos, in the natural cut rock caves.
If you visit Hotel Argos, a visit will include a tour of the natural rock cut wine cellars.
Above: view through a skylight cut into the floor, showing an area below.
The visit consisted of jurying the works of Turkish architecture students, as well as giving a public lecture: 'Hack-Make: Architecture at the Scale of the Hand' - presenting recent architectural works of hMa, and addressing the ideas in the work, including links between contemporary hMa works and biogenesis, biomimicry, energy and biogenesis, and sound.
Meyers also presented her new book during the visit, Shape of Sound, which is to be published May 1, 2014. Shape of Sound is currently available for purchase, on Amazon.com.