AUTONOMOUS ARCHITECTURE VIA BODRUM’S BUILDING CODES AND HOUSING TYPES

  • YEAR
    2014
  • AUTHORS
    Özhisar, Hatice Özgul
  • CATEGORIES
    2014 Conference Papers
    Generative Parametric & Evolutionary Architecture

Extract

This paper aims to focus the discussions about the autono-my of architecture. The main aim of this work is to investigate the sta-tus of autonomy in architecture with reference to the concept of semi-autonomous proposed in his article by Stanford Anderson. Hence; it is going to focus this nexus, and aimed to define a framework of the au-tonomy of architecture in relation to the codes of the housing types of Bodrum where located at the western coast of Turkey. Bodrum, once having a vernacular character with its traditional housing types, now has been used as a commodity with full of white buildings boxes. These enormous constructions have been created by the architects ac-cording to the codes legislated by the policies of the economical im-pacts since 1970s. Consequently, in relation to Anderson’s initial con-cept; this article is going to discuss that architecture is a ‘semi-autonomous’ entity, which placed between the moral values and tech-nique despite the exterior forces of capitalism’s transformative de-mands. Therefore, the case of Bodrum will be a test area to prove that semi-autonomous architecture is both a resistance and development for the built environment defined by the design codes of Bodrum.

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