Edirne Kaleiçi houses after 1903

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, Turkey

Approval Date: 2019

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: Goncagül Meriç

Co-Supervisor: Doğan Yavaş, DOĞAN YAVAŞ


Kaleiçi, one of the oldest settlements of Edirne city, was reconstructed after a great fire called Harik-i Kebir in 1903. Kaleiçi neighborhood, which was rebuilt on a grid plan scheme, consists of an area of 360 acres with a rich cultural accumulation and cultural heritage. Kaleiçi; Consists of two neighborhoods where non-Muslim subjects live predominantly. It has been seen that the houses underwent a lot of deformation from the day they were built to the present day and even some of them could not reach today. With this study, determination and documentation of the architectural and ornamental features of Edirne Kaleiçi houses with their unique architecture belonging to different plan types and characteristics aimed to determine the current status of these houses. In this study, which consists of four sections, in the first section the history of Edirne and Kaleiçi are discussed, in the second section Traditional Turkish House and Edirne Kaleiçi houses are examined. In the third section, the ones identified from Kaleiçi houses examined within the scope of the study are defined and presented as catalogs one by one. In the last section, the evaluation part of the study is given.