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Explication of Emergency Dwellings in Turkey in the Context of Cultural Continuity: Fieldwork in Alagoz Village

Ferah Akinci, Kader Dağistanli
2012 Open Journal of Earthquake Research  
The study is a fieldwork in Alagöz Village in Bingöl which is situated in the Eastern Anatolia Region of Turkey. Majority of the traditional houses in Alagöz Village were destroyed by earthquakes. Standard type houses were built within the scope of "Earthquake houses" project by the state under the initiative for closing the gap of housing. State adopted the resolution of demolishing the traditional houses and implemented such resolution as a consequence of standard type earthquake houses which
more » ... hquake houses which do not fit with the cultural life of the region are not preferred by their users. Population who compulsorily started to live in "Earthquake Houses" began to utter their complaints. Even, they attempted to reconstruct and complete their partially demolished houses and returned to live in their traditional old houses. Forwhy, these houses fit with their social lives. Within this context the houses in the village compose of Traditional Houses, Earthquake Houses, houses they developed by being adversely affected from the Earthquake Houses. Each type of housing will be taken up within the scope of the study and their physical, social tissues will be analyzed and scrutinized, and as a result of this detailed study, conception of the region that is transmitted from past to today will be defined. In the study, it is emphasized that traditions which reached from past to today can not be ignored and should be taken into consideration by all means. Within this context, houses located in the region were analyzed as per their periods, opinions of the users were obtained and requests were highlighted in accordance with these findings and the houses which were developed in consequence of the requirements were scrutinized. Outputs were assessed on behalf of protecting the continuity in settlement and finalized with the clues of what are the obvious things to be done. For permanence of the settlement it is required to analyze the culture which preserved and protected its existence. Especially, in the countries such as Turkey, it is required to resolve the dynamics of the migration in consequence of various facts from rural areas to urban centers. It is required to provide approaches which may satisfy their needs and close their gaps by supporting the segment who is pleased with living in its village rather than creating new formations. Study Purpose and Scope Whatever their function is, the formations contradictory to the cultural continuity have made us question their permanence. This study, whose aim is to properly constitute a link between the past and the future, having clearness after the field study datum, emphasises the importance of the culture. Every architectural structure in F. AKİNCİ, K. DAĞISTANLI
doi:10.4236/ojer.2012.12003 fatcat:ieorryzmo5dlxmytt7szcsl5wa