Erdogan, Ebru & S. Didem Boztepe Erkis. "Sille Settlement in the Context of Sustainable Historical Fabric and Facade Analysis of its Traditional Houses." Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, vol. 8, issue 3 (2014): 117-135.
Sille is located 8 km northwest of Konya city center in the Central Anatolia region. It is one of the most important and historically rooted residential units in Anatolia. Although it is located in close proximity to Konya, Sille draws attention as a unique site with its geographical structure, cultural life, beliefs and tradition. In this study, firstly, Sille’s historical significance, cultural and social characteristics are addressed with a particular focus on its distinct structure pertaining to its culture, belief, tradition and geography. Then, a typology study is carried out by explaining the city settlement constituting Sille’s historical fabric, façade characteristics and elements of Sille traditional houses. In this context, 16 traditional house façades are chosen in line with the infrastructures formed through the literature review on the subject. These house façades are examined and analyzed through the help of visual data. In the light of the data obtained from the results of this analysis, evaluations and suggestions on the preservation of Sille’s historical fabric are made.
Keywords: Historical fabric; traditional houses; façade analysis; Sille