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Ormana houses and repair techniques



Title: Ormana houses and repair techniques
Author(s): A. Erdem, R. Ozakin
Paper category : conference
Book title: RILEM Symposium on On Site Assessment of Concrete, Masonry and Timber Structures - SACoMaTiS 2008
Editor(s): L. Binda, M. di Prisco, R. Felicetti
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-061-5
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-075-2
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2008
Pages: 1003 - 1012
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 5
Language: English


Abstract: A mountain village located in the highlands of Antalya in southern Turkey, Ormana is made up of two-story houses with stone walls and wooden overhangs. The foundations of the houses, the ground floor walls and the walls of the winter sections on the upper floors are built in stone, while the summer section walls are of wood. The stone walls were built with the dry masonry rag-stone wall technique. Up to the 1950s any houses damaged by fires and earthquakes were repaired using traditional techniques and old construction techniques and materials were used to rebuild the walls and wooden overhangs.
Ormana is, thus, one of the rare settlements in which the wooden frame construction technique used since the time of the Hittites in Anatolia has been preserved and used. In spite of the various entities that have been demolished, the most important reason why it was able to maintain its homogeneity was the use of traditional material and construction techniques during repairs.


Online publication: 2009-05-26
Publication type : full_text
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