Akyaka after 25 years: spatial and conceptual re-readings in architectural discourse

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In this study, it is aimed to explore Akyaka’s self-generated practice and its route of progress with the definitions of place. As the ignorance of Akyaka -as an unconventional body characterized with Nail Çakırhan’s Aga Khan Award winner traditional type of house in 1983- by the conventional architectural discourse prevents learning from it. Therefore, the research will focus on Akyaka’s distinctive story which is taking its references from a place and producing the place of its own, out of the boundaries of the profession. Akyaka will be researched in the framework of several different aspects in relation to protection of coastal region, architectural representation, Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Turkish Architecture’s identity quests, tourism’s agendas, continuity of tradition and its controversy with modern, locality’s sustainability, and pastiche in architecture. The town will be listened to in terms of its geographical, socio-cultural and architectural/architectonic bases. In this context, if this unrecognized formation has something to say after 25 years will be studied introducing the place phenomenon reproduced by the settlement as a field of discussion.


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Citation Formats
C. Batırbek, “Akyaka after 25 years: spatial and conceptual re-readings in architectural discourse,” M.Arch. - Master of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2010.