COMBINING AUTHENTICITY WITH MODERN: RENOVATION OF AN ART NOUVEAU BUILDING IN ISTANBUL


ORHON A. V.

8th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2012, Wroclaw, Poland, 15 - 17 October 2012, pp.2818-2824 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Wroclaw
  • Country: Poland
  • Page Numbers: pp.2818-2824
  • Keywords: Renovation, Restoration, Seismic retrofitting, Brick masonry, Art Nouveau
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The Gravier Building is an Art Nouveau building in Pera, Istanbul, which dates back to the last decade of the 19th Century. The building is one of the few remaining examples of Art Nouveau architecture in Istanbul with its stucco sculptures on the facade, its original decorative plasterwork, engravings on the ceilings, and the workmanship of the marble staircase. As a 7-storey unreinforced brick masonry building in an active seismic area, it is also a remarkable example of engineering.