Post disaster temporary houses : the production of place in the case of 1999 Marmara Earthquakes in Kocaeli

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2011
Baş, Sibel
This master thesis will be focusing on prefabricated temporary houses and settlements in Kocaeli – as a place-making process – throughout post disaster reconstruction period of 1999 Marmara Earthquakes. Main stimulant for this research is the lack of acknowledgement of transforming urban and social environments under the overwhelming forces of disasters both in academic and professional domains in the country. Appropriation and self-identification of temporary accommodation is a way of adaptation and a reaction to disruption caused by forced relocation due to disasters. Personalization process transforms the houses into homes, spaces into places. This transformation is to be analyzed within the framework of altering urban areas, disasters and adaptation processes of householders for the resumption of home. Case study will be based on temporary housing settlements – prefabricated houses – in city of Kocaeli. The aim of this work is to understand the effective forces operating during post disaster temporary housing periods, to improve reconstruction and planning processes with the information generated out of the research and to provide data for the policy-making authorities and academic field.
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S. Baş, “Post disaster temporary houses : the production of place in the case of 1999 Marmara Earthquakes in Kocaeli,” M.Arch. - Master of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2011.