Günay, Öykü
This study is an attempt to understand the architectural practice of Ahmet Kadri Erkman (1928-2015), an architect who produced numerous buildings around the country but specifically in Ankara. Erkman graduated from the Fine Arts Academy (Devlet Güzel Sanatlar Akademisi) in 1951 and started his professional career at the beginning of the 1950s. He worked in the institutional architecture office of İş Bankası between 1962 and 1994, and also as a freelance architect for the market for more than thirty years. Apartment blocks and office blocks that form the majority of his works, are located in the center of Ankara, and they have become parts of the modern built environment of the city. The aim of this study is to analyze the works of Kadri Erkman in the socio-political and economic context of the second half of the 20th century in Turkey and the urban and architectural context of the period in Ankara.


Maruf Önal and the production of mid-twentieth century modern architecture in İstanbul
Tok, Tuğba; Altan, T. Elvan.; Department of History of Architecture (2019)
This study focuses on architect Maruf Önal (1918-2010) as a prominent actor of architectural practice in Turkey, who also contributed to professional education and organization besides his prolific architectural production from the 1940s to the 1980s. Önal’s works, mostly in İstanbul, include a wide range of building typologies from different types of dwellings to buildings for work, recreation and transportation. These buildings answered the demands of the routine needs of modern urban life while composing...
The formation of a modern city: Antalya, 1920s-1980s
Bölükbaş Dayı, Esin.; Altan, T. Elvan.; Department of History of Architecture (2019)
This dissertation examines the place of the concept of “local” in architectural historiography by focusing on the modernization process of Antalya. The analysis of the process is realized within two major contexts. On the one hand, the “peripheral” position of Antalya in canonic historiography is discussed in the frame of center-periphery relations and central-local actors; on the other hand, the developments both in the city center and its hinterlands are examined through the dualities of rural and urban, ...
Yakupoğlu, Gizem; Özkaya, Ayşe Belgin; İmamoğlu, Bilge; Department of History of Architecture (2021-8)
Modern Turkish Architecture (1984) is one of the first publications to evaluate the development of architecture in Turkey by relating it to the contexts within which architectural works were produced. The book, covering a broad timeline of architectural production between the final years of the Ottoman Empire and the 1980s, has a historiographical significance, in addition to its continuing importance in education and academic studies. Modern Turkish Architecture (1984) is the outcome of a photographic exhi...
A new approach for defining the conservation status of early Republican architecture, case study : primary school buildings in İzmir
Kul, Fatma Nurşen; Madran, Emre; Department of Architecture (2010)
International discussions on the conservation of the twentieth-century architectural heritage emphasize the diversity of the whole of the built environment of the entire century, rather than limiting consideration to canonic examples of the architectural historiography during the identification and assessment of the properties to be conserved. In contrast to this international holistic and inclusive approach, the approach to the identification and assessment of the properties in Turkey has in general been s...
Housing the modern nation: the transformation of residential architecture in Ankara during the 1920s
Avcı Hosanlı, Deniz; Altan, Tomris Elvan; Department of History of Architecture (2018)
The dissertation examines the residential architecture produced in Ankara during the 1920s. Scholars have studied the traditional housing in the historic city of Ankara constructed from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century, as well as the modern housing constructed in the newly developed parts of the city during the period from the 1930s onwards; however, studies on the housing production of the first decade of the Turkish Republic in both the old and the new parts of Ankara are still insufficient. The p...
Citation Formats
Ö. Günay, “KADRİ ERKMAN: THE PRACTICE OF A MODERNIST ARCHITECT IN ANKARA,” M.A. - Master of Arts, Middle East Technical University, 2021.