Academic Catalog

ARCH496 UNDERSTANDING THE OTTOMAN TIMBER FRAMED HOUSES AND THEIR CONSERVATION

Course Code: 1200496
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Architecture
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. NERMAN AHN GHAN
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

The course aims at introducing the historic, architectural and constructional characteristics of traditional timber framed (hm) Ottoman houses with special emphasis on their conservation problems. Topics covered in the course in are: Definitions: What is the Ottoman / Turkish / Anatolian house? The traditional timber framed houses: Origins: Discussions on terminology; Historic and architectural features of the Ottoman house: Spatial organisation and elements ;Regional differences in form and materials; Building masters, Availability of material and Selection of materials; Types of decay and deterioration; Construction techniques and processes.