Mimarlık. 429 | January-February 2023



Climate Change Struggle, Climate Diplomacy and Turkey / Murat Türkeş

From the name of the COP27 ended with an agreement to provide financing for loss and damage “for the countries most vulnerable to climate disasters”, the author referring to the inequalities caused by climate change and the highlights of the conference, emphasizes the vital importance of taking steps towards ”investing in renewable energy sources and implementing practices that will guarantee the gradual abandonment of the use of fossil fuels as soon as possible".


  • Promises and Actions at the COP27 Climate Conference / Yasemin Somuncu
  • COP27, which has held in Egypt's resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh from 6 to 18 November 2022 with the participation of 194 countries, witnessed many discussions that are critical for a sustainable future. Emphasizing the need to take concrete steps on climate change, the author evaluates the results of COP27 and its repercussions on a global scale with all its stakeholders.

  • Can the “Social Housing Move” Be the Solution to the Crisis? / Osman Balaban
  • The close relationship of the factors that led to the housing crisis with the economic policy preferences that have been put into operation in recent years is obvious. Listing what needs to be done urgently regarding the crisis, the author draws attention to the need to look for "the length of the exit from the crisis is more in economic measures than urbanism measures".


    A Renaissance Person: Şandor Hadi / Belkıs Uluoğlu

    Organized by the Liszt Institute - Istanbul Hungarian Cultural Center “Multifaceted

    An Architect: Şandor Hadi, A Second Generation Hungarian in Turkey” exhibition, between 25 November 2022 - 1 April 2023, is taking place under the curation of Ufuk Demirguc and the consultancy of Sevinç Hadi. The author draws attention to the journey of Hadi architecture “between thinking, designing and deconstructing”.

  • Good Design İzmir: The “Vital” Dimension of Design / Çiçek Tezer
  • Organized for the seventh time this year, Good Design İzmir met its audience at İzmir Kültürpark Atlas Pavilion between 4-14 October 2022. The author touches upon the prominent topics after the organization, “the cyclical existence of nature, human and non-human beings; transformative power of feminine wisdom with an eco-feminist approach; which aims to create a discussion environment on inclusivity and inclusion, which is a home to the symbiote universe, and to encourage design solutions and scenarios.”

  • Witnessing 140 Years of Architecture / Nezih R. Aysel, İlkay Koman, …
  • Organized to celebrate the 140th anniversary of the establishment of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, the series of events takes place between November 2022 - February 2023. In the texts written with the contribution of the executives involved in the organization of the meetings, the change in architectural dynamics is examined through the deep-rooted history of the university. The recording of the 140 Years of Architecture Witnessing: 1882-2022 Symposium held between 5 - 8 December 2022 as part of the event series can be accessed via the MSGSÜ YouTube account.

  • Making Heritage Accessible: docomomo_tr Open Door 2022 / Yıldız Salman
  • The Open Door event, which aims to promote structures that are not normally open to the public, cannot be entered, or are not easily accessible, through video presentations, took place online on December 22, 2022. The author emphasizes that the common issue in three different examples designed for different functions such as industry, health and education is “registration decisions encountered in campus-type areas consisting of many buildings”. The YouTube recording of the event can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww30YSSSYJA.


  • After the 17th Istanbul Biennial: Spatiality and Non-Theme/ Serhat Ulubay, Ömür Karalmaz
  • Curated by Ute Meta Bauer, Amar Kanwar and David Teh, the 17th Istanbul Biennial took place between 17 September and 20 November 2022. At the biennial, exhibition spaces stand out not only as spaces, but also through the neighborhoods they are located in and the relationship they establish with those neighborhoods.

  • 2022 Tbilisi Architecture Biennial: Post-War Migration, Peace and Mold Making / Mustafa Tahir Ocak
  • October 8-29, 2022, the Tbilisi Architecture Biennale, which has been held for the third time since Dec 2017, was organized with the theme of ”transition" in urban and social life. the author, who changed the biennial, which was published all over the city at the end of 3 weeks, draws attention to the fact that the issue of the need for housing after the disaster and the war, which does not fall on the international scale, works with various variations in the biennial.


    An “Ideological” Conflict Story: Approaches to the “Decisive” İzmit Community Center / T. Gül Köksal

    In this chapter of Cultural Heritage in Danger, a section initiated in our 405th issue, we will discuss the Izmit Community Center with T. Gül Köksal’s narration.


    Balance Sheet 100: Built Environment and “The Republic” / Bülent Batuman

    The title "Towards the Second Century of the Republic", which we started while we were preparing to greet the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Republic, will bring together names from various disciplines in each issue, and a file will be included in the 433rd September-October 2023 issue of the magazine. The author, who wrote the first article of the chapter, presents a century-old balance sheet based on "the century-old political experience of the built environment within the framework of the concept of the republic, and the knowledge of this relationship between the built environment and the republic, in other words, the historiography of the built environment of the republic" while discussing the relationship between the built environment and the republic. He is evaluating the roadmap of the republic.


    Interlayer Negotiation: Atatürk Cultural Center Presidential Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall / Lale Özgenel

    AKM Presidential Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall, “After winning the 1st prize in the national competition opened in 1992, Atatürk Cultural Center Presidential Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall, which was completed in 2021, is one of the most important cultural structures in Turkey in recent years, with permanent investments in the field of culture and art. It also exemplifies the patient struggle and labor involved. The building complex, which connects Ankara's historical places and monuments with its location and orientation, has become a strong focus on Ankara's culture-arts map with its bold geometric attitude, monumental scale and iconic features, for its spatial richness, leading technology used in its construction and high-level technical competence, material selection and care in workmanship, beyond the skillful solving of the complex program.”, it was deemed worthy of the "Structural Branch Award" at the 2022 National Architecture Awards.


    “Raising" Solutions for Africa: UIA Great Green Wall Competition / Ayşen Ciravoğlu

    International Union of architects (UIA) by the “Great Green Wall” with the title international and single-stage ideas competition held as student; beyond the African continent from West to East, and the Great Green Wall (GGW) to the living area known as the simple, affordable and innovative housing design ideas to obtain was held. The competition is open to students of architecture in all countries of the world the remarkable aspects referring to the author in which “nature is not made in our relationship with a lot of practice to copy, to exist together without marginalising nature and culture are inseparable, the nested structure of experiencing” they pointed out.


    Architecture and Utopia: Productive Design Experiments with Artificial Intelligence / Bilge Sağlam, Tuğçe Çelik

    While looking for the "ideal" in their own period, utopias also offer an alternative reality and space fiction. Examining how the utopia practice has changed through the structures of two architects who created reforms with different understandings in different periods, the authors create a discussion area for the possible effects of the digital environment on art and architecture, while artificial intelligence begins to replace contemporary art and design practices.


    An Evaluation on the Relationship between Urban Intervention and Historical Building: The Example of Yalı Mosque in Samsun İlkadım / Suna Büyükkılıç Koşun

    Addressing the interventions at the urban scale with a holistic conservation approach is important for the protection of cultural assets. The author discusses how the urban design project realized in the area where the historical Yalı Mosque is located, affected the functional value of the mosque and how it could sustain its tangible and/or intangible assets.


    A Public Space, Urban Image Adventure: Samsun Fair / Kader Keskin, Reyhan Midilli Sarı

    Samsun Fair, which was established in 1963 with the aim of stimulating the urban economy, stands out with its identity that helped the economic, social and cultural development of the city. Focusing on the settlement, which was registered as Anatolia's first "national fair" as it is the second fair to be established after the Izmir International Fair, the author draws attention to the interventions they undergo by ignoring the values ​​of public spaces.


    A “Frontless and Portable” Mega Building: Studio 974 / Doğukan Karataş

    While seven new stadiums are being built for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Stadium 974 or Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, on the other hand, stands out with its transforming identity. Focusing on the stadium, which will be dismantled and moved to the country where the next world cup will take place after completing its function, the author states that the building is also important for future stadiums in terms of construction technique, materials and sustainability.



    Bu icerik 773 defa görüntülenmiştir.