Case Study Examples of Wooden Vernacular Architecture Turkish Houses in Western Anatolia

Yılmaz Karaman Ö., Tanaç Zeren M.

YBL Journal of Built Environment, vol.3, no.1-2, pp.77-87, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 1-2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/jbe-2015-0020
  • Journal Name: YBL Journal of Built Environment
  • Journal Indexes: EBSCO Education Source, Directory of Open Access Journals, Other Indexes
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-87
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Wooden material is described as the oldest construction material along with stone. In the historical process, especially for the buildings of shelter, timber construction components are seen to be used as primary and indispensable structural system components in different geographies of the world as well as Anatolia. This paper focuses on timber-frame structures of four different settlements from Western Anatolia. It is aimed to analyze the traditional techniques, in order to transmit our cultural heritage to the next generations, as well as obtaining some data on construction techniqes to be used for creating alternative solutions to the house production of today.