Loxodromes in Herringbone Patterns of Two Masonry Domes

Mine Özkar*, Sevgi Altun

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Geometry played an instrumental role in the design and construction of brick domes of thirteenth-century domes in Konya, Türkiye. This study models a possible application of practical geometry in the bricklaying of two period domes by analyzing the data from point clouds, existing literature, and survey drawings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-28
Number of pages6
JournalNexus Network Journal
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2023

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This research was supported in part by the Scientific Research Projects Coordination Unit of Istanbul Technical University (Project number: 44325); and by TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye) (Project number: 119K896).

FundersFunder number
Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştırma Kurumu119K896
Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi44325


    • Design geometry
    • Digital modeling
    • Modular system
    • Pattern construction
    • Symmetry


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