Re-Use And Lighting Design Solutions Of Traditional Buildings- Kayseri Setenonu Public Bath

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Kozlu H. H., Sümengen Ö., Gözübüyük S.

4th International Conference On New Trends In Architecture And Interior Design, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 11 - 13 March 2018, pp.162-172

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Sankt-Peterburg
  • Country: Russia
  • Page Numbers: pp.162-172
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Architectural conservation in the sense of modern apprehension is an important factor not only presenting the building as a monument but also using it with a suitable function and involving it into the urban pattern and urban life. In the restoration and reuse of traditional buildings; is an important issue to restore the building without giving damage to its spatial and structural original as well as lighting solutions according to new function and user requirements. The most important points that must be considered during interior and exterior lighting design of buildings are; avoiding material damage and enriching the visual effect of the building by reflecting the spatial and formal features correctly. In this sense; first of all apart from the buildings in which the presentation of objects that will be damaged by natural and artificial lighting is the case; utilization of available daylighting opportunities must be preferred at maximum level. However when the current comfort conditions are regarded; it is seen that the daylight illumination in the interior space is not adequate for new functions throughout the occupation time. Therefore a proper artificial lighting system has to be designed and the integration of daylight with artificial light must be enabled for various spaces. Lighting design must be mentioned together with restoration project and a suitable lighting system must be offered with an interdisciplinary study. Kayseri which is chosen as the study field; most of the traditional buildings have lasted up to now and some of these buildings have a monumental effect as well as their utilization in the city centre. Some other buildings have lost their importance being excluded from the development direction of the city and were sunk into oblivion. Inclusion of such buildings into urban life is only possible with re-use of these buildings. Indoor lighting design is important for the integration of this new function with the building and outdoor lighting design is also essential for its contribution to urban silhouette visually and interaction to city life and the environment through hours of day. In this sense Setenönü Public Bath chosen as the subject of study was built in 17th century. Today the building is stuck within high-rise commercial buildings and Kayseri Urban Conservation Area. In this study that is supported by Erciyes University Scientific Research Project (No:6066), it is aimed to functionalize this building socially and culturally according to the common needs of different user profiles and to make optimum lighting solutions. In this sense, first of all the current condition of the building will be analyzed and then a lighting solution will be suggested according to the function determined. Lighting levels and visual comfort conditions will be evaluated according to international standards and will be obtained from architectural points of view.