Erişen, Serdar
This thesis investigates how architecture has responded to evolutionary changes under the ongoing influences of advanced technologies and industrial revolutions. It considers the evolutionary aspects of human-computer interactions and the built environment in describing the creative evolution in architecture. In the period approaching Industry 5.0, the research relocates the subject of architecture in the context of human-technology relations: novel scientific paradigms and coexisting technological developments offer creative and non-standard production opportunities with new design and production tools for the architect-subject in architectural practice, the majority of which evolved within Industry 4.0. It is claimed that this transformation also implies new thresholds in architectural practice and new organizational dynamics via intelligent spaces and learning environments of scientific and academic institutions, as in smart campuses. Hence, the research aims to study intelligent spaces in the context of evolutionary built environment, design, and recent developments in production, following state-of-the-art technologies, to grasp new relations between Objectile and Subjectile. In this regard, to define the theoretical boundaries with key concepts for new subject-technology-environment relations, the research applies both content and spatiotemporal analysis to the related research and selected cases. Evaluating Henri Bergson’s seminal ideas on creation, creativity, and evolution, the research initially defines the research problem on new Subjectile-Objectile relations. Architectural practices that are dominated by transformed production conditions also include different evolutionary processes depending on certain factors outside the field of architecture itself. The dominant transformation of architectural practice from the first quarter of the 20th century has ultimately reached the present period, with smart spaces, intelligent networks, automation in construction, and new human-computer interactions. In this research, an exploration of the complex modalities between architects, technology, and the built environment through challenging inquiries into the industry, technology, and science is conducted accordingly. In this scope, this research aims to define creative evolution in architecture by considering evolving architect-technology-environment relations. To achieve this aim, the research inspects how artificial (intelligence) neural networks, multi-agent systems, collective models, and crowdsourcing methods can be analyzed, classified, and applied through spatiotemporal examples, architectural practices, and theories. Finally, the thesis evaluates how these investigated methods, abstract models, and research are applied through intelligent spaces, learning environments in scientific/academic institutions and smart campuses in understanding new relations between Objectile, Subjectile, and the built environment.


Pioneers of the Next Generation Sustainability Strategies in the Built Environments: Robotics in Architecture
Bostancı Sabur, Hafize Büşra (2019-12-01)
The discussions on “sustainability in architecture” that shapes policies and practices by seeking less footprints in the ecosystem, and “computational technologies” that forces all design disciplines re- think each phase from initial design to end product as well as in the realm of architecture are two important subjects of this century. Environmental problems have become a reality that should be discussed at many levels and the solutions are being tried to be produced. Factors such as i...
Enlightenment and Global History (ENGLOBE)
Peker, Ali Uzay(2013-10-31)
"ENGLOBE (""Enlightenment and Global History"") is a projected network of researchers concerned with Europe’s role in the process of globalization. Its thematic aims are located in the newly emerging supra-disciplinary field of Global History which provides a highly useful mode of reflection on the cultural and historical dimension of globalization processes. The Enlightenment has a double significance within this field. It was the first moment in history when questions and problems arising out of globaliza...
Technology, engineering and modernity in Turkey: the case of road bridges between 1850 and 1960
Örmecioğlu, Hilal Tuğba; Ünay, Ali İhsan; Department of Architecture (2010)
Almost all the sources on modernism originate material transformations in Western world to industrial revolution while mental ones to enlightenment. In all these narrations, technology, engineering, and modernism are considered as correlated. Besides these concepts, the everyday life rituals that were naturally constructed in the historical process also strengthen this attitude. Then, what are the meanings of the same concepts in a country that experience a reverse process instead of the modernization throu...
Architecture and public dialogue : an evaluation of the role of architecture centers
Demirel, Buket; Erkılıç, Mualla; Department of Architecture (2005)
This thesis points out the transformation in the visions of architectural institutions about architecture-public dialogue, the interrelations of architect-client to architecture-the public, in a historical perspective. It states that architecture center as a phenomenon has been emerged with the transformation of the consideration of the functions of architectural institutions from merely guaranteeing competence and integrity to stimulating awareness, accessibility, participation and collaboration of both pr...
Architecture as an apparatus of “immortalization and glorification”: a critical analysis of wittgensteinian [true] architecture
Turan, Oktay; Cengizkan, Ali; Department of Architecture (2007)
This study is an inquiry into architecture understood as an apparatus of immortalization and glorification by means of a dialectic formulation on the architecture of the synecdochic Interwar (angst) Period (1919-1939) based on the assumptions of Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951). It is claimed that a dialectical relation between Wittgenstein and his contemporaries may contribute to the understanding of the conceptions regarding ideal of [true] architecture itself. The thesis suggests that these assumptions ma...
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