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Alternative building materials

Traditional building materials are rapidly being replaced by what are perceived as more convenient and modern materials. The advantages of these indigenous materials are too often overlooked. Studies done under the scope of a British Council Partnership Grant between Middle East Technical University, with Françoise Summers, Nevin Gezer and Defne Ülgüray, and the Architectural Association in London, with Simos Yannas and Yasemin Somuncu, focused on examples of houses in the village. METU students, Aytaç Akkan, Tugrul Karagüzel and Semra Arslan, participated in the study, collecting data, gathering information from the villagers and monitoring some experimental building activities.

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