Traditional and Modern Cypriot Housing Architecture: A Case Study, Lapethos

By Liudmila Cazacova, Nevin Turgut Gultekin and Ulfet Ulbar.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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Globalization and its dynamics dictate the restructuring of economic, political and spatial dimensions not only in the nation state’s level, but as well in the urban level.
Lapethos, a city of Northern Cyprus, with its richness in cultural heritage, especially traditional housing, is affected by globalization as are other cities, and is losing its identity. The goal of this paper is to bring to the surface the transformations in residential areas of the city. With this aim: physical, spatial and notably architectural characteristics of traditional housing, modern housing, structured relativity to the contemporary needs of users have been analyzed and compared; advantages and disadvantages of the transformation, due to world or life style changing have been identified. As a result of the research, implications of the transformation in continuous process for the housing were evaluated with the purpose of development of sustainable housing, its conservation, as well as urban development.

Keywords: Traditional House, Modern House, Sustainable Conservation, Sustainable Urban Development, Lapethos

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp.183-196. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.993MB).

Liudmila Cazacova

Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture and Interior Architecture, Dhofar University, Gemikonagi-Lefke, Salalah, Oman

Assistant Professor at the Department of Graphic Design and Interior Architecture, Dhofar University, Salalah, Oman. Currently she is proceeding her Phd studies in European University of Lefke, North Cyprus. Topic of Phd. Thesis – Traditional Housing and its Influence on Residents Life Style. Case Study – Nicosia. Member of SAH (Society of Architectural Historians)and Member of IPHS (International Planning History Society)

Dr Nevin Turgut Gultekin

Assistant Professor Doctor, Department of City and Regional Planning, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey

She received her B.Sc. from the department of Architecture, Gazi University in 1985. Then, she had M.Sc. in field of City and Regional Planning in Gazi University in 1987. She had a Ph.D. degree in Urban Protection and Restoration from Gazi University in 1995. In 1996 she received her assistant professor degree from Gazi University, Department of City and Regional Planning. She has collaborated in several research projects, which had founded by BAP (GU Scientific Research Project) and TUBITAK (The Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey) and participated in several conferences on her topic of study as well as published extensively. She has been a member of Conservation Board of Ankara since 2005. Her Scientific Areas: Urban Planning and Design, Architecture, Housing, Urban Conservation and Renewal, Historical City Centre Planning and Gypsies.

Ulfet Ulbar

Lecturer, Department of Architecture and Interior Architecture, European University of Lefke, Lefke, North Cyprus, Turkey

Lecturer in the Department of Architecture and Interior Architecture, European University of Lefke, North Cyprus. Presently she is proceeding her Phd in the same university. Research field - traditional interiors, cultural heritage preservation. Member of SAH (Society of Architectural Historians)

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