Spaces of vision: architecture and visuality in the modern era



Spaces of conflict: memory, musealization and heterotopia in the city of Sivas, Turkey
Karababa Kayalıgil, Pınar; Rittersberger Tılıç, Helga İda; Department of Sociology (2015)
The thesis concentrates on how different groups of people challenge the practices of musealization which changes the signification of monuments in a city and bring a conservative lifestyle by the use of memorial material. The area of research is selected as the center of Sivas, an area which has strict claims of representing a Sunni, Turkish identity even though the mentioned identity is not shared by the entire population of the city. While memory is analyzed in this thesis over its utilization by collecti...
Cihanger Medeıros Rıbeıro, Duygu (2017-07-01)
Spaces by People: An Urban Design Approach to Everyday Life
Cihanger Medeıros Rıbeıro, Duygu (Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, 2018-6-28)
The creative and transformative interaction between people and urban space is one of the foremost features of history. Along this path, urban design and designers necessarily take the responsibility to anticipate preferable living environments for the general public. However, within an urban context that is initially shaped by making-by-designing processes, people (re)transform their living environments by altering the premeditated built environment. This interaction exhibits concrete yet subtle examples of...
Spaces of an escapist utopia: an inquiry into the Yeşil Yurt dream of Servet-i Fünun
Kurpınar, Gönenç; Zelef, Mustafa Haluk; Department of Architecture (2020-7)
Throughout the history, humankind has created many utopias and has used the utopian vision to build the physical environment, govern the social life or just escape from the existing reality. In order to elaborate discussions on utopias, this thesis is focused on Yeşil Yurt which was created in the late 19th century by literary and architectural tools that later turned into a single realized building. Discussing Yeşil Yurt’s interaction with architecture, literary spaces and utopianism, various archite...
Spaces of communication in high-rise residential buildings
Engür, Özge; Barlas, Mehmet Adnan; Urban Design in City and Regional Planning Department (2013)
The aim of thesis is to evaluate criticisms directed to high-rise buildings which have firstly used for residential purposes with modernism in terms of their hindering social contact, and to explain in what kind of spaces the residents of high-rise building sustain their social and environmental contacts. This form was aimed to be used as the building type of high-rise, low density urban form in CIAM meeting for decreasing health problems created by industrialization on individuals. In contrast, Team 10 cri...
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A. B. Özkaya, “Spaces of vision: architecture and visuality in the modern era,” ARCHITECTURAL THEORY REVIEW, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 1–6, 2007, Accessed: 00, 2022. [Online]. Available: