Traditional House and Window Designs of Kirklareli
Pp. 3-98 (96)
Nevnihal Erdoğan and Izzet Yüksek
In this chapter, the concept of “window” was defined from various
perspectives and the rhythmic position of windows within architecture, window-light
relationship and styles in architectural history were interpreted. The characteristics of
windows used in Turkish houses were explained in detail, with reference to examples of
traditional windows from Turkey and around the world in the 19th and 20th centuries. In
addition, the history, geographical location, social and economic structure throughout
history, migration and population expectation, urbanization, historical districts of
Kirklareli province and the characteristics of traditional houses were also analyzed.
General characteristics of traditional late 19th century and early 20th century window
styles in historical districts of Kırklareli, sash-sash relationships, and the stylistic and
functional characteristics of the windows were explained. At the end of the chapter,
windows are classified according to the following structural, stylistic and complementary
elements: a) Location of the profile frame in the wall section/or wall-profile relationship,
b) Profile frame-profile sash relationship/or frame-sash relationship, c) Relationship
between the profile sashes or sash/sash relationship, d) Opening direction of the profile/or
according to sash movements, e) Number of movable sashes of the profile, f) Window
order, g) Movable sashes of the profile, h) Fixed sashes of the profile, i) Ratio of window
width to window length, j) Presence of shutter, railing, jamb and molding elements;
presence of dripstone in the frame or sashes; and type of lock and sill. A total of 103
windows included in the eBook were briefly defined according to this classification.
Anonymous architecture, Balkan culture, Inner-hall plan type, Islamic
house, Ottoman architecture, Thrace region, Traditional house, Traditional
window, Turkish house, Sedir, Eastern roma empire, Anatolia, Ergene basin,
Historical districts, Historical Kirklareli house, Stylistic of Windows, Structure of
windows, architectural heritage, Traditional streets, Urban conservation.
Kocaeli University Faculty of Architecture and Design Department of Architecture, Turkey.