—Cappadocia, which is popular with its natural
scenic beauty, also has many important and special vernacular
architectural features. In this study, architectural examples
which were built in Cappadocia were analyzed in terms of
energy saving, economic efficiency and compatibility with
nature design in the areas which are similar to Cappadocia
geologically and climatically. The necessity and advantages of
an integration of today’s technology and vernacular
architecture for today’s architecture can be explained by
working on the solutions for material problems, natural
ventilation, chimney design and natural lightning of the
buildings of Cappadocia, which are rock-cut, rock-cut&
masonry and masonry.
—Cappadocia, traditional materials, ventilation
and chimney design, natural lighting.
S. O. is with the Yıldız Technical University, Faculty of Architecture,
Istanbul, Turkey (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: Serife Ozata, "Ecological Approaches from Past to Present: Traditional
Architecture of Cappadocia Region," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 294-298, 2015.