Characteristics of earthen architecture in ağlasun

Kurtulus V., Asrav E., Güçhan N., Altınöz G. B.

International Conference on Vernacular Earthen Architecture, Conservation and Sustainability, SOStierra 2017, Valencia, Spain, 14 - 16 September 2017, pp.611-618 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Valencia
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.611-618
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2018 Taylor & Francis Group, London.Ağlasun is a rural area in Burdur, on the west Mediterranean Region in Turkey. Most of the buildings in Ağlasun is built with the materials provided from the local resources except the ones effected from the industry of reinforced concrete. The commonly used materials in the vernacular constructions are mud-brick and stone. The specialty that makes the earthen buildings in Ağlasun unique is their respectable structural condition although they are more than 60 years old. Plan layout of the buildings which represents the economic and social life shaped according to the needs of local people. Therefore, this text aims to understand the characteristics of earthen buildings by focusing on the construction technique and plan layout of earthen buildings in Ağlasun and make a contribution to the awareness of the conservation of vernacular earthen architecture in its changing context.