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Rethinking on Cultural Sustainability in Architecture: A Reading on Projects of Behruz Çinici

Version 1 : Received: 7 October 2018 / Approved: 18 October 2018 / Online: 18 October 2018 (06:01:33 CEST)

How to cite: Postalcı, I.E.; Atay, G.F. Rethinking on Cultural Sustainability in Architecture: A Reading on Projects of Behruz Çinici. Preprints 2018, 2018100403 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201810.0403.v1). Postalcı, I.E.; Atay, G.F. Rethinking on Cultural Sustainability in Architecture: A Reading on Projects of Behruz Çinici. Preprints 2018, 2018100403 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201810.0403.v1).

Abstract

This study aims to open a discussion on the concept “cultural sustainability” in architectural design. We asked the question if spatial planning has a role in cultural sustainability and in which terms cultural sustainability could be considered or discussed in design process. We started with a presupposition of an example which achieved cultural sustainability in time. We exemplified a holiday resort village designed in 1970 and is still in use with inconsiderable transformations. As being a social engineering was a necessity for the architects, Altuğ and Behruz Çinici [1], it can be said that their design approach was to achieve a sustainable living considering the financial, ecological, environmental and cultural dimensions. Behruz Çinici and his wife Altuğ Çinici are influential and proclaimed architects of their time. For understanding Çinici’s design concepts, we first looked at his inspiration sources as he verbalized in his conferences. After studying on their village projects, we suggested four spatial concepts for reading the projects from the perspective of cultural sustainability. We analyzed their three resort villages designed in the same decade through the criteria we have suggested. In evaluation; the distinguished features of Çinici’s resort projects are discussed in relation with the concept cultural sustainability. In conclusion, we intended to open a discussion for the criteria we proposed for cultural sustainability in spatial planning and put the importance of cultural practices for housing policies for regional identity in global world.

Subject Areas

cultural sustainability, housing, spatial planning, resort village, Behruz Çinici

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