An Overview of Traditional Urban Fabric and Houses in Kilis/Turkey

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An Overview of Traditional Urban Fabric and Houses in Kilis/Turkey

January 2, 2021 Environment 0

One of the most universally urgent and daunting cultural heritage conservation concerns is actually the conservation of historic urban environments. In this article, conservation is seen as a concept that encompasses a broad range of issues that can be divided into three categories: historic urban fabric, traditional Kilis homes, and lifestyle issues. With its special historical urban fabric and distinctive house plans, Kilis, which has been the birthplace of many civilizations and cultures throughout history, is an outstanding settlement. The area, situated in a transitional climate region, also shines with its traditional local cuisine and varied traditional crafts. The purpose of this study is to provide a thorough overview of the traditional urban fabric, streets, squares, styles of residential plans, including widely used architectural descriptions, and the traditional materials in Kilis. The study also explores the lifestyle in Kilis with regard to the potential of the region. In the discussion and conclusion section, the suggestions concerning how to conserve and sustain the historic urban fabric, the traditional Kilis homes, and lifestyle features are discussed. In short, Kilis is a region of extraordinary features, with its ancient relics of civilization, local handicrafts, sightseeing areas and resorts, natural landmarks, traditional urban fabric, homes, unique lifestyles of people, local cuisine and so on. For these ideals to be retained and for the traditional texture not to be lost, Kilis deserves every possible precaution.

Author(s) Details

Engin E. Eyuboglu
Urban and Regional Planning Department, Faculty of Architecture, ITU, Taksim, Taskısla, Istanbul, 34437, Turkey.

Ozhan Ertekin
Urban and Regional Planning Department, Faculty of Architecture, ITU, Taksim, Taskısla, Istanbul, 34437, Turkey.

Funda Yirmibesoğlu
Urban and Regional Planning Department, Faculty of Architecture, ITU, Taksim, Taskısla, Istanbul, 34437, Turkey.

Reyhan Genli Yigiter
Urban and Regional Planning Department, Faculty of Architecture, ITU, Taksim, Taskısla, Istanbul, 34437, Turkey.

Neslihan Aydin Yonet
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey.

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