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Konya 2010 3006.jpg

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Some recent building of the Konya University (named ‘Selçuk Universitesi’), in a style that refers to the 19th and early 20th century. This ‘köşk odası’ however has been added for aesthetic purposes, central heathing making its use in winter possible too.

Some late-Ottoman houses have a single room on top of their upper floor. Called ‘köşk odası’ (= kiosk room), it is used in summer, and closed off in winter (because it has no fireplace). Their high position grant them an optimal ventilation, making even the hottest day heavenly.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Sources: ‘Anadolu Mirasında Türk Evleri’ (T.C. Kültür Bakanlığı) 1995 & Wikipedia.

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