Examination of Housing Additions in Rural Settlements over Bilecik Tongurlar Village

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Baran Ergül D., EKSI AKBULUT D.

Kent Akademisi (Online), vol.16, no.1, pp.389-407, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.35674/kent.957001
  • Journal Name: Kent Akademisi (Online)
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.389-407
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Rural settlements are settlements with relatively low population density where agriculture and animal husbandry activities are carried out or come to the fore, and the character of the settlement can be explained in the light of human-environment-culture relations. Rural residences and additions create the characteristic texture of rural settlements. Rural dwellings can be defined as spaces that contain not only a sheltered shell, but also add-ons with storage and production volumes according to the economic activity of the owner and the needs of the region. In order to sustain life in rural settlements, houses, unlike the residences in central settlements, meet the needs of the life of the region and contain many additions. In order to ensure the continuity of life in the countryside, the necessity of semi-open or fully closed volumes for different needs, as well as the storage areas necessary for economic activities such as animal husbandry and agriculture, are determinant on rural housing add-ons. The importance of fuel storage areas is better understood as the heating requirement in the coops and ovens in the garden or in rural houses in Anatolia is mostly met by stoves. While analyzing rural residences and rural settlements created by these dwellings, evaluating rural dwellings not only over closed areas where activities such as sleeping and sheltering at night, but also with open areas with add-ons, due to the rural life characteristics, It is also important in terms of determining the conditions and evaluating the projects to be proposed for the said regions within this scope. In this study, within the scope of the master's thesis study titled "A Research on Rural Houses and Their Extensions: The Example of Tongurlar Village", analysis studies were carried out on the add-on types and building materials of the houses in Tongurlar Village, and without considering the settlement characteristics and the need for add-ons, The types of options that determine the housing morphology in accordance with the needs of rural life are discussed.