Historic preservation projects of traditional houses in Kaleiçi District (4,300 sqm)

Namık Kemal House


Client/Funding Agency: Global Heritage Fund & Kars Municipality

2005- 2007

Project: Kars citadel was completely reconstructed within 28 days when Ottoman army led by Lala Mustafa Pasha arrived at 1579. Later the city extended with the construction of new houses, public baths, mosques and churches. 

Global Heritage Fund and Kars Municipality initiated a comprehensive project to save the remaining heritage and to re-integrate the historic center to the city. Historic preservation project aims at documenting and preserving of these houses survived to date. 

Constructed as a two storey high mansion, known as Namik Kemal House, was in a ruinous condition when we started survey in 2005. Besides documenting and conserving its unique features we have converted the house into a community center. Works completed in 2007.

Services rendered: Survey, documenting, historical research, various analyses, design, working drawings, details, engineering drawings, tender documents, architectural consultancy.