Glass Use In Re-Used Historical Buildings: The Case Study Of Trabzon Kizlar Monastery


INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONSERVATION SCIENCE, vol.13, no.4, pp.1129-1142, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Art Source, CAB Abstracts, Index Islamicus, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.1129-1142
  • Keywords: Historical Building, Reuse, Restoration, Glass Technology, K?zlar Monastery
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Rapidly developing technological data in the current age affects the field of building materials. Glass is a transparent and fragile building material that is often preferred with traditional materials in restorations. In this study, it is aimed to determine the architectural compatibility of the glass used in the restoration of historical buildings and to reveal the advantages and disadvantages. In this context, Kizlar Monastery, which is located Trabzon in Turkey, has been discussed. The study consists of three stages. In the first stage, the theoretical infrastructure for the subject was created through literature research. The data related to the study area were obtained in the second stage, and the current situation features were examined. In the third stage, glass usage areas were analyzed in the re-using process in Kizlar Monastery. In the findings of the study, it was seen that the interventions made for Kizlar Monastery to connect the past and the future of the building greatly contributed to the original value of the building. As a result, it has been determined that the interventions made by paying attention to the preservation of the original space flow of historical buildings contribute to the sustainability of the values of the building.