An Evaluation of Turkish Baths Changing Function in Konya Meram Hasbey Bath

  • Fatih MAZLUM Selçuk University
Keywords: Bath, Turkish Bath, Renovation, Konya

Abstract

With the emergence of the presence of baths in the history of humanity is no longer a vital need for water has been understood by research. Thanks to this information, it was found out that people first used the bath structures that they built in Greek civilizations, they used them for healthy life and in the following periods they were meeting places, sports fields and indispensable parts of daily life. The aim of this study is to examine the baths, which is an important figure of the daily life in the past, in terms of space and material in the field study in the field study, since it can continue as a place by changing its function upon the loss of old importance due to the cultural and technological development and subsequent changes.
Although baths change their shape and function according to civilizations, they are thought, designed and built as an important part of socio-cultural life. In the first examples, the baths, which appeared in the function of health structures and on a small scale, have grown in scale as a result of advancing technology and changing environmental conditions, gained additional functions and turned into complex structures. Baths are similar in their emergence ideas. However, their functions and functions have undergone changes. In this way, it was able to add something new to the next culture and make it available today. The baths, which are clearly shaped within the framework of social life, also provide clear information about the needs and lifestyle of the period. In the light of this information, both cultural accumulation occurs and more extensive research can be done.
In this context, as a result of the researches, Meram Hasbey Bath, located in the city center of Konya and changed its function, was examined on the basis of both material and space and investigated by field analysis method. In the field analysis, it was found out that many parts of the Meram Hasbey Bath were not available. It is understood that only two parts of the structure serve the users and both the bath architecture is not perceived and the structure cannot be fully protected.

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Published
2019-12-22