"(Not) Preserving The Other": Problems of Conservation And Discrimination of Period Attachments In Restoration Applications

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Ertürk S., Küçükkatırcı S., Kozlu H. H.

Livenarch VII- Livable Environments & Architecture Congress 2021: Other Architect/ure (s), Trabzon, Turkey, 28 - 30 September 2021, vol.3, pp.960-976

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 3
  • City: Trabzon
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.960-976
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


The restoration and reuse of historical buildings dates back to the beginning of the art of construction. Thanks to this approach, many buildings have survived to the present day by layering with different interventions, repairs and additions throughout the ages. These buildings, which are reflections of the concrete and intangible values of the culture they belong to, have ensured the continuity of the experiences and traditions accumulated throughout history. These period annexes, which were added to buildings in different periods, led to discussions on different platforms with the widespread understanding of scientific conservation. Which of the period suffixes should be preserved in restoration applications is a decision that should be made by experts with an interdisciplinary study. With this study, which is prepared within the framework of what is prioritized to protect, which is accepted as "us" and which is "the other", it is aimed to examine the methods and principles of distinguishing affixes belonging to different periods in cultural heritage preservation studies through examples. In the study methodology, first of all, the concepts of "period attachment" and "other" are discussed theoretically, and changes and additions reflecting the layers of different periods in historical buildings; It will be examined through examples and its effects on buildings as perceptual, physical, aesthetic and historical will be discussed. In the conclusion section, these parameters will be evaluated together with variables such as building type/period/region, and suggestions will be developed on the issues to be considered.