It is of great importance to pass on the cultural and architectural heritage, which is an important link between us and the past, to future generations. It is very important to carry out documentation studies with correct and appropriate methods in order to carry out the repair and restoration of cultural assets in accordance with their original. In this study, the documentation methods of cultural heritage and the importance of the documentation process are emphasized. In the documentation phase and in determining the interventions to be made to the building, what studies were done and what kind of path was followed were tried to be explained with examples. Documentation of cultural and architectural heritage has different components and characteristics from urban scale to single building scale. Within the scope of this paper, the studies conducted on a single building scale were discussed. Before starting the restoration work of historical buildings, it is necessary to determine the current state of the building, that is to document it. The characteristics of the structure, whether there are cracks in the structure, the presence of a sign indicating that there is ground movement, material deterioration, and determination of previous restorations are of great importance in terms of documenting the structure. With this study, it is aimed to guide the experts working in the field of conservation.
Cultural heritage, documentation, survey