Reastheticizing the Discipline: Aldo Rossi and the Triumph of Autonomous Architecture

Harvard Design Magazine


Reworking ancient texts in contemporary mediterranean context: allegoric projection and utopic nostalgia in the works of Naguib Mahfouz and Pier Paolo Pasolini
Gündeş, Feridun; Özveren, Yaşar Eyüp; Department of Media and Cultural Studies (2018)
This study explores how the use of ancient texts in modern works of art can shed light on the lives of subaltern people in the present time. Works chosen for analysis are Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini’s “Arabian Nights” and “Gospel According to St. Matthew”, and Egyptian novelist Naguip Mahfouz’s “Arabian Days and Nights” and “Children of the Alley”. In these, two artists have a common point of referring to, and borrowing from, the same ancient texts: The Biblical-Qur’anic narratives of Abrahamic rel...
Rethinking roots of socialist city
Sevim, Emre; Keskinok, Hüseyin Çağatay; Urban Design in City and Regional Planning Department (2015)
Capitalist urbanization is doomed to meet a dead-end. Hereby, from a utopian point of view, we propose the socialist city as a revolutionary alternative to overcome the capitalist crises. We discuss the principles of the socialist city in the light of references from socialist city expansions in the past and in contrast to today’s capitalist cities. We discuss how can the principle ideas of the socialist ideology such as equality, organization and productivity be spatialized, how can space serve publicness ...
Reversing Modernist Historiography: the Organicist Revival in Computational Architectures
Mennan, Zeynep (2006-09-27)
Rethinking the urban block in Turkey: A study with reference to siedlung typologies and perimeter housing
Özyol, Betül Gül; Balamir, Aydan; Cengizkan, Ali; Department of Architecture (2002)
Urban residential environments in Turkey from 1965 onwards are formed through the application of the detached apartment block In satellite towns, the point block dominates the housing environment. The prospect this type provides in formation of the public realm, variety of plan layouts for diverse occupants, is of vital importance and an issue of inquiry. This study aims at re-thinking the apartment block in Turkey, [its transformation from Kiraevi to the anonymous block, through the examples of two cases f...
Reconceptualizing the architectural precedent: textual models of reading
Beşeli Özkoç, Heves; Gür, Berin Fatma; Department of Architecture (2015)
The aim of this thesis is to reconceptualize the “architectural precedent” in a way to reveal its potentials as an instrument for architectural design and education. The main concern is to use the architectural precedent as a source of knowledge and form generation, but not as a model for functional problem solving. In order to generate new knowledge and form, the precedent should be read textually rather than formally. While formal reading reveals existing knowledge underlying the precedent, textual readin...
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A. B. Özkaya, “Reastheticizing the Discipline: Aldo Rossi and the Triumph of Autonomous Architecture,” Harvard Design Magazine, pp. 72–78, 2002, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: