The Third EAHN Meeting in Turin: A Roundup

Rosso, Michela
Altan, Tomris Elvan
Deriu, Davide
Hanisch, Ruth
Hurx, Merlijn
Stieber, Nancy
Turin, the home of a lively community of historians and a city that has attracted the interest of architectural and urban historians across the whole 20th century, was chosen to host the Third EAHN Meeting in 2014. In accordance with the network's spirit of enhancing communication and encouraging the exchange of research outputs well beyond the boundaries of the European framework, the Third Meeting welcomed a large international community of scholars who delivered and discussed 157 papers and discussion positions. With the aim of recording some of the major outcomes of this very intense programme, seven delegates were asked to review the key issues emerging from the conference sessions, and to outline their underlying methodologies. The result is a cross-section of the discipline that highlights a composite tableau of approaches to the study of the built environment and raises a series of issues affecting our area of investigation, its competencies, instruments, and objects of research.


The production of a mise en scene for a nation and its subjects: Clemens Holzmeister et al. in the Ministries Quarter for Ankara, Turkey
Cengizkan, Ali (Informa UK Limited, 2010-01-01)
The Ministries Quarter, the MQ, in Ankara, the capital of Turkey, is a very interesting case for modern planning and architecture, conceptualised and developed in the first quarter of the twentieth century. As with other governmental centres and administrative hubs, it was attributed the mission of representing the political power of the newly born nation, facilitating physical, symbolic, cultural and historic channels of producing meaning. However, the successive intervention and involvement of architects,...
Impacts of Seaplanes and Seaports on the Perception and Conception of the Modern City: The Case of Istanbul
Zelef, Mustafa Haluk (2014-11-01)
This article focuses on the waterscape of Istanbul, uncovering an episode in the city's urban history based on this main geographic characteristic. It studies the novel civil seaplane transportation technologies of the 1920s and 1930s, analyzing their actual and possible impacts on the city. These planes provided not only a rapid link between the city and Europe but also a new vantage point for the perception of its natural and built environment. The aircraft were also planned to play innovative roles in th...
The Residential architecture of ankara during the 1920s: the housing types in the settlement zones of the new capital city
Avcı Hosanlı, Deniz; Altan, Tomris Elvan (2018-12-01)
The focus of this paper is the residential architecture of the capital city Ankara during the 1920s, which is investigated as part of the development of the city after the foundation of the Turkish Republic. It initially defines the main settlement zones of contemporary Ankara that transformed and were formed in relation with the contemporary development plans implemented to direct the urban growth. The construction of new single houses and apartments as the main housing types of the period in the defined s...
Reconstructing Authenticity The Erimtan Archaeology and Arts Museum in the Ankara Citadel
Savaş Sargın, Ayşen (null; 2015-10-09)
Three modest houses that were transformed into Erimtan Museum at the Citadel of Ankara were dated to the late seventeenth century and found in a state of demolition due to neglect over the years. The major goal of the architectural interventions was the preservation of the historical and material qualities of the existing houses and the surrounding historical fabric. If the old houses were conceived as ‘authentic’, their reconstructed version was based on a body of information about the functional layout an...
Boğaziçi’nde 18. Yüzyıldan Kalma Bir İstanbul Evinin Durumu Hakkında Sanat Tarihi Bağlamında Yeni Değerlendirmeler
Arslan, Hidayet (Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, 2014-6-1)
Located at Bebek Quarter, Yogurtcu Zulfu Street, map section 67, city block 529 and land plot 15, the Kavafyan Mansion, one of the pioneering buildings of the 18th century Bosphorus inner-side architectural culture, is the oldest and the only surviving example of traditional Turkish house in Istanbul. In addition to the traditional elements of the venue setup, it is also highly significant in terms of featuring the first examples of mural paintings with landscape that emerged alongside Westernization begun ...
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M. Rosso, T. E. Altan, D. Deriu, R. Hanisch, M. Hurx, and N. Stieber, “The Third EAHN Meeting in Turin: A Roundup,” ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIES, pp. 0–0, 2015, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: