Documentation Of A Traditional House In The Eskisaray Neighborhood, Central District Of Niğde

Gülser T., Sağıroğlu Ö.

“IArcSAS” 1st International Architectural Sciences and Applications Symposium, Isparta, Turkey, 27 - 29 October 2021

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Unpublished
  • City: Isparta
  • Country: Turkey


Located within the borders of Cappadocia, Niğde has hosted many cultures over the years. Traditional Niğde houses have created a unique cultural structure by synthesizing various cultures in its historical development. In this sense, traditional houses are original examples with an architectural identity, built in accordance with a design and construction tradition acquired through centuries of accumulation.

The architectural character of Niğde houses shows a regional integrity in general. In the historical process, it is observed that Niğde houses have continued with the continuity of the urban texture, including new urban production potentials. In this sense, Niğde houses were built in the 20th century. It was used until the change of traditional house construction techniques in the 20th century. With the modern construction and material techniques that have been used since the 20th century.

It is seen that the registered housing structure located in Niğde Province, Centre District, Eskisaray District, block 613, parcel 4, shows the characteristics of traditional Niğde houses. But today it has undergone some deterioration and changes. Before the building in question suffers further damage and loses its original values, it is necessary to document it one by one and determine the necessary interventions so that it can preserve its original state.

Today, with the developing technology, structures can be documented as a three-dimensional model with the laser scanning method, which is one of the easier and more accurate documentation methods. In the study; A registered traditional housing structure located in the Central District of Niğde Province, whose values ​​and problems were mentioned above, is discussed. In this context, the building was documented with advanced technology documentation methods and conservation decisions were made with current conservation principles. The ground floor of the building is rough cut stone, and the upper floor is cut stone. This building, which belongs to different periods and consists of different construction techniques, is in an abandoned state today. The current state of the building has been documented by laser scanning (a survey), and studies have been carried out to determine the problems and causes of deterioration (deterioration analysis).