The Facades of Traditional Houses in the Central District of Cankiri


ART-SANAT, vol.11, pp.71-100, 2019 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.26650/artsanat.2019.11.0004
  • Journal Name: ART-SANAT
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.71-100
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The mobility of the facade elements in the residential architecture, their proportions the way use of, the material and the relationship with each other constitute the identity of the facade. The purpose and requirements of the building have led to the formation of the facade. In this context, it is possible to see front as a symbolic expression tool. The aim of this study is to conduct a research on the typology of the facade of the traditional cankiri houses, which are important in the formation of the traditional urban texture of cankiri, which is one of the Central Anatolian cities. Traditional cankiri houses, especially on the south and west slopes of cankiri fortress, have traditional Turkish house charactericts except for some differences. The ornate and flamboyant facades of the houses in the city look south but the northern fronts are closed. The residences are two stroyes and the upper floors are flooded. The ground floors are made from inside. The bay windows and cihannum dwelling units on the facade were built.