Reading vernacular structural system features of Soma-Darkale settlement


International Conference on Vernacular Heritage, Sustainability and Earthen Architecture, Valencia, Spain, 11 - 13 September 2014, pp.691-694 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Valencia
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.691-694
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


The heritage of vernacular settlements in Western Anatolia is quite distinctive in that reflecting both lifestyle and architectural features of the 19th century. Preservation of these traditional settlements is an important issue of cultural heritage politics whereas they are getting abandoned by the effect of contemporary life conditions. Darkale, which is also at risk of abandonment, is a very unique vernacular settlement located in Western Anatolia. It is subject of the paper in that carrying its traditional landscape and structures to today as the evidences of traditional construction system and traditional material use. The paper will explain the architectural features and define construction system of structures in traditional Darkale Settlement.