An Informed process for new building design in historic settlement: the case of İbrahimpaşa Village, Cappadocia-Turkey

Binoğul, Beril
Historical settlements are heritage sites which are formed in time, in accordance with the landform, climate, local materials and traditional living styles which all together specify the original characteristics of that area. They should be able to change and develop according to the needs, while they also maintain the continuity of their original characteristics. In this concept, new buildings in historical settlements is a conservation problem and solutions should be provided to maintain the values of the settlement and its historical continuity. For designing new buildings in historical settlements, it is important to understand the he ritage site in order to respond to the surrounding context and to provide historical continuity. The aim of this study is to understand a historical settlement with its constituent parts and its context in order to control the change with contribution of new buildings, while maintaining the values and historical continuity of the site. It is discussed over an example of İbrahimpaşa Village, which is related to town of Ürgüp, Nevşehir in the Cappadocia region and through the concept of informed conservation as a method for understanding and designing new buildings in heritage sites, which every architect who will evaluate and design new buildings in historical settlements would use.


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Citation Formats
B. Binoğul, “An Informed process for new building design in historic settlement: the case of İbrahimpaşa Village, Cappadocia-Turkey,” Thesis (M.Arch.) -- Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences. Conservation of Cultural Heritage in Architecture., Middle East Technical University, 2019.