Cultural Traditions and Domestic Space: Agacbekler Home

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SAGE OPEN, vol.7, no.3, 2017 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/2158244017732815
  • Journal Name: SAGE OPEN
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this article is to carry out a sociocultural interpretation of the physical form, spatial configuration, and architectural design of the vernacular Agacbekler home in Edirne, Turkey. Based on case-study research, this article presents the relationship between social, cultural, and religious traditions and the architecture of traditional vernacular (rural) home. This current work is an examination of the relationship between cultural traditions and domestic space of the Agacbekler home along specific factors: extended family and the status of family within the community; relationships between men and women; neighbor relationships; the daily customs of the family; customs, beliefs, and rituals within the life of the community; hospitality; and religious beliefs and practices.