AYYILDIZ S. , Erol O. S.

12th International Conference on Standardization, Protypes and Quality - A Means of Balkan Countries Collaboration, Izmit, Turkey, 22 - 24 October 2015, pp.171-184 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Izmit
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.171-184


In this paper; 56 house plans in Bandirma, Burhaniye, Dursunbey, Gonen, Havran and Kepsut, which are in the project named "Extensification of Buildings Appropriate to Local Pattern and Architecture in Rural Areas of Balikesir" and conducted in 2010 by the T.R Ministry of Public Works and Settlement, Technical Research and Application General Management, have been examined typologically by considering Turkish house plan types defined by Sedat Hakki Eldem. According to Eldem, before creating the plan types, floors forming the plan and plan equipment (rooms, sofa (hallway), corridors and stairs) need to be examined. Therefore, in a Turkish house, rooms and sofa, sequence of the rooms by the sofa, location of the sofa and stairs have an important role in defining the plan types. House plan typologies in this search have been created with the "abstraction, reduction and diagramming" method by taking the aforementioned plan equipment into consideration. Typological analysis has been chosen as a method because it has taken systematical research to describe and to help the phenomenon used by the researcher to be understood in every area. This paper includes the studies of the doctorate degree course named "Typology in Architecture and Typological Analysis" in the Architecture Department of the Faculty of Architecture and Design in Kocaeli University. Because of the limited class period, existing building surveys taking place in the aforementioned project have been used. The plan types in the project and typological diagramming in the class period have been comparatively examined. This study has two objectives. The first one is to question the typology concept and typological studies in architecture both theoretically and practically. The second one is to be the guide to the new designs to transfer past culture to the future by creating the typologies of Balikesir Rural House plans in consideration of gathered evidences.