belgin koz transforms 120-year-old residence into boutique hotel
 
belgin koz transforms 120-year-old residence into boutique hotel belgin koz transforms 120-year-old residence into boutique hotel
dec 27, 2014

belgin koz transforms 120-year-old residence into boutique hotel

belgin koz transforms 120-year-old residence into boutique hotel
photo © tunc suerdas
all images courtesy of belgin koz architects

 

 

 

created by dutch architects during the russian invasion period in kars, turkey, the ramshackle building of belgin koz‘s latest endeavor was not maintained or repaired following its use as a residence. later, however, under the circumstances that its external shell be preserved and only the indoor functions are changed, the structure has become a boutique hotel.

belgin koz 120 year old residence boutique hotel turkey
the corner of the site
photo © tunc suerdas

 

 

 

‘snow’, ‘white’, ‘calm’ and ‘warm’ were the concept keywords while redesigning this 120-year-old construct. the combination of wood and stone on the façade continues indoors, while the roughness of the rocks softened with the warmth of the timber outdoors. the primary aim was not to exaggerate, but to provide a serene and calmly balanced environment. ‘using the northern european architecture, which has influenced the kars civil architecture, brought the new design closer to the ordinal design, preserving its aura,’ says belgin koz.

belgin koz 120 year old residence boutique hotel turkey
exterior corridor on the second floor
photo © tunc suerdas

 

 

 

the project has created a vast impression in the neighborhood with its eight rooms and restaurant. as a result of the renovation, it has raised the small community’s awareness on the worthiness of their old architecture, which has led the townspeople to protect and restore the other existing works.

belgin koz 120 year old residence boutique hotel turkey
hotel lounge area
photo © tunc suerdas

belgin koz 120 year old residence boutique hotel turkey
interior details
photo © tunc suerdas

belgin koz 120 year old residence boutique hotel turkey
entrance
photo © tunc suerdas

belgin koz 120 year old residence boutique hotel turkey
dining room
photo © tunc suerdas

belgin koz 120 year old residence boutique hotel turkey
plan
photo © tunc suerdas

belgin koz 120 year old residence boutique hotel turkey
elevation
photo © tunc suerdas

 

 

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