EVALUATION OF DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE VIA THE CONTEXT OF SUSTAINABILITY: Cases from Konya City Center

Dicle Aydin, Esra Yaldız, Süheyla Büyükşahin Sıramkaya

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26687/archnet-ijar.v9i1.528

Abstract

Reusing pre-existing buildings for new functions and thereby ensuring the transfer of cultural knowledge and experiences to future generations contributes significantly to cultural sustainability by enhancing the city’s cultural life and the value of certain city areas. When reusing buildings the social aspect of the functions that will be assigned to these buildings that no longer serve their original function need to be considered as well, since such aspects form the basis of socio-cultural sustainability. The aim of this study was to evaluate various examples of domestic architecture at the Konya city center that no longer serve their original functions, within the context of socio-cultural sustainability. The common characteristics of these buildings, which are currently being reused as cafés or as the offices of the Conservation Board and the Chamber of Architects in Konya, is that they are all examples of authentic domestic architecture that are registered for preservation and are located in the city center. The contribution of these examples of domestic architecture to socio-cultural sustainability was analyzed by administering a questionnaire to university students and then evaluating the questionnaire results with descriptive statistics.


Keywords

Domestic architecture; reuse; adaptive reuse; sustainability; socio-cultural sustainability.

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