Analysis of Deterioration on Stone Surfaces: The Case of Kasimiye Madrasah

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Biçen Çelik A., Ergin Ş., Dal M., Ay İ.

Mimarlık Bilimleri ve Uygulamaları Dergisi, vol.8, no.2, pp.696-712, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


The durability of stone is important for traditional buildings to survive today. However, as a result of environmental and atmospheric factors, physical, chemical, biological and anthropogenic degradation occurs on stone surfaces. Detecting, classifying and taking appropriate measures against these degradations on stone surfaces is one of the factors that play a role in the survival of stone structures for a longer period. In this study, the deterioration of the facades of Kasımiye Madrasah in Mardin was analyzed. The deterioration of the building was classified and analyzed. Visual, mapping, and X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (XRF chemical analysis method) were used as analysis methods. The deterioration of the building was analyzed and classified by visual analysis. The type of deterioration and its ratio to the façade were examined using the mapping method. With the XRF analysis method on the deteriorated stone surfaces, the chemical components on the stone surface were examined and the effect causing the deterioration was examined. The study aims to determine the types and causes of deterioration in the building, to offer solutions, and to ensure that the building is transferred to future generations without losing its originality for many years in the light of this information.