Acoustical improvement of typical sport halls for multi-purpose use

Taghizadehvahed, Niloufar
Throughout history, the retail functions have undergone typological changes that transformed the experience and meaning of the shopping spaces. This thesis explores the architectural elements of covered shopping spaces, with a reference to place identity. In this regard, the shopping spaces from different periods of Iran and Turkey have been chosen as the cases of the study. As typical cases of traditional and modern shopping spaces, the great covered bazaars of Tabriz and Istanbul are compared with Tirajhe Shopping Mall in Tehran and Ankamall Shopping Mall in Ankara. The 19th century shopping galleries are examined as the western counterparts of Middle Eastern covered bazaars and precursors of modern shopping malls, for which Palais Royal in Paris and Galleria Umberto I in Naples are taken as cases in point. The primary aim of the study is to make a comparative analysis of the selected covered shopping spaces, from the viewpoint of their place characteristics and different experiences they provide for the users. The analysis is carried out in terms of urban context, size, spatial configuration, and functional organization. This study suggests to learn from traditional shopping spaces and integrate their spatial features with new elements. In this respect, the lost meaning of place will be reclaimed and the shopping spaces that are designed in this way become new areas for social and physical attractions.


Complexity management and mutability in architectural form conception: form-blindness and softform
Kızılcan, Egemen Berker; Mennan, Zeynep; Department of Architecture (2015)
Expressions in architecture, as modes of conveying information, have the power to shape perception and thinking, as well as architectural production. Architectural conception is today induced by custom information models with the advent of technologies and methodologies associated with the computational paradigm and therefore are capable of inhabiting complex orders that arise from a multiplicity of concerns. Architecture is no longer constituted by the fixity of a single instance of form, instead possibili...
Evaluation of urban regeneration issues for an early 20th century quarter : Kadiköy-Yeldeğirmeni
Tarkay, Guse; Cengizkan, Ali; Department of Architecture (2010)
In the 60s, a new notion gentrification was used as a kind of residential transformation and gained importance in the 1970s and 1980s through the world. The notion used for the quarters invaded by upper income people and transformed to eloquent and expensive quarters after some renewal projects. This process is criticized because of some negative effects such as, displacement of old residents, increase of the prices in the area, appearance of conflict between the people of community and disappearance of soc...
Condominium as a new way of dwelling : global practice and prospects for Turkey
Kumkale, Ece; Cengizkan, Ali; Department of Architecture (2004)
In the widediscussion field of housing there is a very rapidly updating agenda in accordance with the changing demands of people together with the changing supplies of the popular culture.
Design guidelines for shop buildings in Beypazarı historic commercial center
Genca, Salih Özgür; Özgönül, Nimet; Department of Architecture (2005)
This study aims to prepare a design guide for the traditional shop buildings in Beypazari Historic Commercial Center which guides maintenance, repairs and new designs on shop facades. This guide, which is prepared in limited content by researching problems of conservation in historic towns also aims to develop a collaboration of the users and the municipality, to raise the consciousness of the community for conservation, and to be an example for similar studies. During this process, a detailed study is made...
Environmental aesthetics of the rural architectural tradition in the Mediterranean highlander settlement: the case study of Ürünlü
Kavas, Kemal Reha; Erzen, Jale Adile; Department of History of Architecture (2009)
This thesis formulates a conceptual framework to account for the rural architectural traditions. The proposal is presented by referring to Ürünlü, a Mediterranean highland settlement in Southwestern Turkey. The thesis' basic assumption is the environmental coherence of the traditional rural culture. Environmental aesthetics provides the conceptual basis through which architectural elements of the environmental coherence are investigated. Environmental aesthetics enhances the inclusive conceptions of "enviro...
Citation Formats
N. Taghizadehvahed, “Acoustical improvement of typical sport halls for multi-purpose use,” M.Arch. - Master of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2015.