ARCH 322: Strategy & Architecture

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The presentation is about analysing OMA’s projects’ design strategy and tactics;

  1. Casa da Musica / Portugal
  2. Parc de la Villette, Paris / FRANCE
  3. CCTV Headquarters, Beijing/ CHINA
  4. Seoul National University Museum, Seoul/ KOREA
  5. Bibliothèque de france , Paris/ FRANCE
  6. Dee and charles wyly theatre, Dallas, USA

İlhan Tekeli Symposium


Today’s our university İlhan TEKELi came to visit. He was born in Izmir, in 1937.  He completed his primary and secondary education in Izmir.  He graduated from Istanbul Technical University Constructional Engineering Department.
He got master’s degree in City and Regional Planning at Middle East Technical University in 1964 and at Pennsylvania University in 1966. He did his doctorate in City Planning at Istanbul Technical University in 1968. He lectured at different universities abroad as a guest professor. He was a member of advisory committees in many municipalities and institutions. In the seminar, the main theme is the democratic planning process in İzmir. He mentioned that the process of reconstruction of İzmir. New approach to develop seaside and historical place of İzmir and also mentioned that process of İzmir municipality and architects relations. In the reconstruction process, they aimed that partipation of people lived in İzmir. With this way, they aimed more dymanic innovation process.

Prejury 1

Second concenptual model

In design process, firstly foced on the tradional İzmir hans typology. I anayled the typology  from old İzmir sigorta map. I realised the common point of hans. these are has main corridor ax sytem and stores located around it. The corridor divided two parts


First conceptual model 

Critical Regionalism ( Kenneth Frampton)


Kenneth Frampton is a British architecture and was born in 1930. He took his graduation at Guildford School of Art and the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London. After a short period of working as an architecture in London in the 1960s, he started to teach and write at Columbia University. Instead of taking an active role in building, preferred to be in a theoretician side.

Critical Regionalism necessarily involves a more directly dialectical relation with nature than the more abstract, formal traditions of modern avant-garde architecture allow.

Critical Regionalism is an approach to architecture that strives to counter the placelessness and lack of meaning in Modern Architecture by using contextual forces to give a sense of place and meaning. According to Frampton, critical regionalism should adopt modern architecture critically for its universal progressive qualities but at the same time should value responses particular to the context. Emphasis should be on topography, climate, light, tectonic form rather than scenography and the tactile sense rather than the visual

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