A research on the concept of the Ottoman rowhouses: The place & the importancy of Akaretler rowhouses in the Ottoman civil architecture

Sagdic Z.

30th IAHS World Congress on Housing, Coimbra, Portugal, 9 - 13 September 2002, pp.501-507 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Coimbra
  • Country: Portugal
  • Page Numbers: pp.501-507


Rowhouses first emerged in England in the late of the 18th century as a result of the Industial Revolution, to provide accommodation for the growing number of workers, especially in the big cities such as London, as the result of "labour mass-migration" from rural areas to the city centers. Then they spread to England's neighbours across the English Channel, to some other countries like France, Belgium, Holland, Northern Germany and Denmark. At the beginning of the 19th century rowhouses became a part of the urban pattern, thus adding a dynamic dimension to the intercity formation.