Mapping of the site-related concepts in architecture: a study on the Mimarlık journal (1990-2020)

Many alternative approaches that conceptualize the dialogue between the architectural objects and their site have come to the fore throughout history. The language of the contemporary architecture reflects this conceptual richness in the site’s narrative. This study aims to make the diversity in the language visible by examining the discussions regarding the term site and eleven related concepts (place, settlement, local, topography, context, environment, nature, history, social, culture, and identity) in the contemporary architectural discourse of Turkey. In doing so, this study closely looks at the language used by the articles published between 1990-2020 in the Mimarlık Journal, which the Chamber of Architects has published since 1963. By making the digital scanning and mapping of the concepts related to the site, this study makes inferences about the site-related concept discussions, by whom they are discussed, and which thought systems they refer.


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Citation Formats
B. ŞİMŞEK, “Mapping of the site-related concepts in architecture: a study on the Mimarlık journal (1990-2020),” M.Arch. - Master of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2022.