The effects of Turkish disaster regulations on architectural design

Özyıldıran, Güler
The aim of this study is to examine the role of ‘Turkish Disaster Regulations’ on architectural design. Although the preliminary aim of Turkish disaster regulations is to provide knowledge for designers and builders to control structural and constructional system of buildings that can resist disasters in the pre-disaster period, these regulations can create some restrictions for architects in their design process. Following an analytical examinations of Turkish disaster regulations that have been developed continiously after different disaster experiences for years from an architectural view, the focus will be given to the 2007 disaster regulation called ‘Specification for Buildings to be Built in Earthquake Areas’ in order to evaluate critically the limitations of those regulations for architects in their design process. Furthermore, seven types of irregular buildings that are mentioned in 2007 disaster regulation will be examined and discussed in detail.


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Citation Formats
G. Özyıldıran, “The effects of Turkish disaster regulations on architectural design,” M.Arch. - Master of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2007.