Understanding the role of legislative aspects on the formation of urban interface

Arslan, Seda
This research aims to explore the role of legislative process in the formation of architecture-urban interfaces. Urban interfaces are the interspaces forming a shared boundary between an urban space and an architectural structure. Considering the interactive process of architecture and city planning, urban interfaces as the spatial intersection, are the keys of relations of these disciplines. Spatial integration of urban form and architecture affect urban environment in terms of urban spatial interaction. Architectural and urban design with legislative process is the determinative of the formation, definition and production of that spatial integration, urban interfaces. However, those two designating factors differ in terms being objective and subjective issues. During design process of urban composition, legal (objective) regulations are guides for designed (subjective) urban or architectural elements to make them work as parts of a whole. Therefore design guidance in the legislative process, become a crucial part of the development control systems in terms of physical, social, functional and visual qualities of urban environment. As a result it is necessary to include interfaces in development control system, as the spatial keys of architectural structure and urban space. This study will cover the interfaces as the boundary and the setting under the titles of built form and building site. Accordingly, the study will discuss the role of legislative processes and regulations as a design guidance system in the formation of vi urban interfaces in terms of physical, social functional and visual effects on urban environment. Finally the definition and formation of interfaces within legislation, regulations and spatial planning process as a design guidance, will be evaluated in terms of effectiveness, adequacy and sufficiency.