An analysis on building elements of a wooden structured granary

Fatih Yazıcıoğlu, Seda Nur Alkan
2019 Archnet-IJAR  
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to make a comprehensive research on serenders including observation, determination and documentation of the architectural details of serender. Moreover, computer simulation-based performance evaluation is also planned to be applied in order to make a contribution to architectural, social, cultural and historical sustainability of serender. Design/methodology/approach The study employs strategies based on qualitative research techniques and methods. In order
more » ... o clarify the architectural details of serender structures, literature review and a case study analysis are conducted. Findings Within the scope of this paper, the early findings of this ongoing research, which are about the architectural details, are presented regarding the regional characteristics as borders. This part of the study presents the determination of all the original architectural details of serender. Originality/value Serenders in Rize, Turkey, have original, architectural, cultural and historical values. However, they have not been preferred to be built and used in recent years. Therefore, the original architectural style, details and construction techniques have started to fade away. These facts highlight the importance of their documentation and preservation in terms of traditional architecture, material and craftsmanship. This study aims to provide comprehensive documents about their architectural characteristics.
doi:10.1108/arch-04-2019-0087 fatcat:st32r2nbpfe3jcgug6jnxec7qa