Friday, February 18, 2011

House No. 49: Turkish Konak

House No. 49: Turkish Konak
ink, colored pencil, and watercolor on paper, digital layout
8.5 in. x 11 in.
049/365; 02/18/11

Konaks are sprawling houses in Turkey built during the rule of the former Ottoman Empire.

Konaks are known for their extended, wooden soffits with dramatic woodwork, bay windows, painted ceilings, wooden domes centered on the roofs, and slit fenestration.