From universal to local: challenges of safeguarding the vernacular architecture in Turkey

T.G. Koksal, Deniz Ikiz Kaya, B.S. Coskun

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Abstract

Contemporary studies on vernacular architecture have stipulated the adaptation of several actions by local and national authorities in favour of their safeguarding worldwide. However, there are significant challenges in the adaptation of international conservation approaches at regional and levels resulting from the limitations of existing national legal frameworks and the capacities of authorities, and the incapability of developing effective conservation tools. In this context, the case of Saraylı town in Turkey clearly manifests how these challenges emerging from the nonexistence of notions defining vernacular in the national legislation, the unawareness of governmental bodies in attributing values to these sites, and the limitations of existing tools such as conservation master plans suitable for historic urban areas confine the integrated conservation of traditional rural settings. In conclusion, this paper will contribute to literature through introducing
the case of Turkey and the challenges for the safeguarding of vernacular architecture at local and national levels.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVernacular Heritage and Earthen Architecture: Contributions for Sustainable Development
EditorsMariana Correia, Gilberto Carlos, Sandra Rocha
Place of PublicationBoca Raton
PublisherCRC Press
Pages543-548
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781138000834
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Eventconference; International Conference on Vernacular Heritage & Earthen Architecture (CIAV2013) - Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal
Duration: 16 Oct 201320 Oct 2013

Conference

Conferenceconference; International Conference on Vernacular Heritage & Earthen Architecture (CIAV2013)
CountryPortugal
CityVila Nova de Cerveira
Period16/10/1320/10/13

Keywords

  • vernacular architecture

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