Taxonomy of design control tools

Serin, Bilge
Design control is a relevant concept for any age and any context of urban development by use of many varying tools from highly prescriptive ones to flexible guidance in order to control design of urban space and places. Production of clear definitions and types for the tools is critical for effective use of the design tools to guide and code the urban design. Distinctive parameters for the definitions and types of the design control tools are scale of intervention, level of prescription and contents and component of the tool. In this thesis, design control tools including design guides, briefs, frameworks and design codes are analysed in terms of this parameters, in order to reach the aim of the thesis which is building taxonomy of design control tools and taxonomy of their contents and components by analysing contemporary design control tools.


Designing urban space with the tools of the development legislation
Baş, Yener; Barlas, Mehmet Adnan; Department of City and Regional Planning (2003)
Since 1960s, the scope of urban design broadened in a way that to control the formation process of urban space as a whole. In this respect urban coding became a distinct branch in urban planning as an integrating mechanism of planning and design processes. Thus, design control has become a crucial part of the development control systems especially in the western countries. Although the development legislation in Turkey as an urban coding system has various weaknesses about urban design and design control, i...
Atlas of urban design: textual analysis and mapping of production of knowledge in Turkish context
Acar, Yiğit; Sargın, Güven Arif; Department of Architecture (2017)
Urban design is a field of design practice that can also be seen as a discipline in making as it is still developing its own methodical tools and episteme. This study examines the Turkish academia as a case for the formation of urban design knowledge, through a series of analysis on the corpus of knowledge that has been produced for the last three decades. In this sense, “The Atlas of Urban Design Knowledge” is a study on the formation of the field of urban design within the Turkish academia in terms of its...
Structural tools in the making of cities : form as a development control mechanism
Ceylan, Aybike; Barlas, Mehmet Adnan; Department of City and Regional Planning (2003)
Macro-scale planning and design as a product of modernism have been abandoned to a high degree, as a result of the reactionary post-modern approaches since the 19602s. Intensifying with the rise of neo-liberal approaches in the 19702s, these reactions advocated merely incremental decision-making and design in the making of cities. These developments lived in the western countries showed their reflections in Turkey with the 19802s, resulting in fragmented planning practices. However it is the hypothesis of t...
Space organisation in urban block :interfaces among public, common and private spaces based on Conzen method in Bahçelievler
Songülen, Nazlı; Günay, Baykan; Department of City and Regional Planning (2012)
Space organisation of urban blocks is a significant topic of urban design field to achieve correlated urban parts that enhance the variety in urban spaces. However, the rapid urban transformation experienced in the Turkish cities resulted in the generation of similar urban blocks with the lack of spatial variety. Therefore, a re-evolution of space organisation concepts for urban blocks emerges as a design problem in order to cope with the defined problem. From this point of view, the interfaces among public...
People’s Experience Of Urban Lighting İn Public Space
Ünver, Ahmet; Ataöv Demirkan, Anlı; Department of City and Regional Planning (2009)
This thesis aims to create new perspectives in urban lighting design by discovering people’s preferences in urban lighting through an exploratory research on people’s perceptive experience of urban space at night. In this study, I aim to analyze the common approaches and methods of urban lighting design and make their critique through my research results. Primary research objectives include the evaluation of what people perceive from the urban lighting design and how they feel about the design outcomes. In ...
Citation Formats
B. Serin, “Taxonomy of design control tools,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2010.