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 Volume 6, Issue 11 (November 2019), Pages: 109-119


 Original Research Paper

 Title: Timber-framed house specimen found on Zahra street, Nicosia

 Author(s): Tuğşad Tülbentçi *


 Faculty of Architecture, Near East University, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus

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The objective of this study is to examine a timber-framed structure in Zahra Street, one of the most well-known sites of the Arabahmet region, located in the northern section of Nicosia, the only divided capital in the world. This research covers such topics as information of the selected structure, location, and area definition, whereby information about the layout, facade and material characteristics with their current status was also documented. The documented current status indicates what materials where used, and what application stages went into the facade and this house which was made from timber-framed material. Consequently, a study was conducted on a timber-framed house specimen, one of the two timber-framed structures found on Zahra Street, one of the most visited streets of Nicosia’s touristic Arabahmet District. The objective of this study is to gain a better awareness of buildings, houses and/or structures that may be regarded as architectural heritage which was made from half-timbered material and to inform and share the obtained results and assessments with users, those in the community, tourists as well as people living in the country. 

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 Keywords: Nicosia surlarici, Arabahmet district, Zahra street, Architectural culture, Timber-framed house

 Article History: Received 13 May 2019, Received in revised form 20 August 2019, Accepted 10 September 2019


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 Conflict of interest:  The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


 Tülbentçi T (2019). Timber-framed house specimen found on Zahra street, Nicosia. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 6(11): 109-119

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