Spatial Transformation of Ankara through History

Historic towns are complex entities shaped by the environment and human activity, reflecting history and cultural values. The talk by Dr. Elif Selena Ayhan Koçyiğit, explores the spatial transformation of Historic Ankara, an important Anatolian town with cultural and physical layers. Despite its uniqueness, it faces rapid demolition and vulnerability. To understand its significance, extensive urban restitution research is proposed. Focusing on traceable elements, the study examines Pre Ottoman, Ottoman, and Republican Periods, offering insights into socio-cultural, political, and economic contexts that influenced the emergence and evolution of Historic Ankara.

Date: 25/09/2023 Monday
Time: 12:30-13:30
Place: FFB-05

BUDA 10th Anniversary Book

This book is a homage to all the faculty and students who took part in creating this enormous and valuable repertoire. The works and ideas in this book introduce a slice of the accumulated results.

Graduation Studio

Our world is changing rapidly and beset with developmental issues involving growth, sprawl, economic stagnation and stratification, a dearth of open space, congested transport, environmental degradation, as well as socio-cultural isolation. In our continuing search for “sustainable” design and planning solutions, we must consider an array of societal and urban issues. Each graduation thesis tackles the realities of our time in their own unique way.

ARCH 402, 2023 Spring Instructors:Bilkay Begüm Peker, Ezgi İşbilen, Giorgio Gasco, Meral Özdengiz Başak, Yiğit Acar

Breaking the Boundaries Interlacing in The Re-Developing Urban Edges of Ulus, Ankara

During the Spring Term of 2022-2023, ARCH 302 undertook a compelling initiative centered around pushing the boundaries in the urban edges of Ulus, Ankara (Turkey). The specific focus was on reinterpreting this area as a fresh urban interface that transcends its existing limits, aiming to foster expanded dimensions for diverse urban dialogues and enhance permeability along the edges of Ulus. These edges have historically been vital production and social centers for the city's development. The primary objective of this project was to fortify the core of the urban edges by implementing an integrated system of innovative public spaces.

ARCH302, 2023 Spring Instructors:Özge Selen Duran (Course Coordinator), Glenn Terry Kukkola, Zeynep Ege Odabaşı

Thematic Library of Moda District

In Spring 2023, Arch 202 studios worked on a thematic library in the lively Moda district of İstanbul. This exciting project granted the freedom to propose the theme and content for the district library, allowing for innovative and individual design ideas to flourish.

ARCH 202, 2022 Spring Instructors:Zühre Sü Gül (Course Coordinator), Deniz Üçer, Segah Sak, Aslıhan Günhan, Alp Giray Köse

CO-IN: Student Cooperation Initiative

In Spring 2023, the CO-IN: Student Cooperation Initiative was designed as a social space for production, fund collection, sale, exhibition, performance, and gathering for a purpose. This spatial design not only enabled activities to be coordinated by students but also hosted fundraising facilities. It was temporarily used by different student clubs to address contemporary issues. This student initiative aimed to organize a series of events framed by the collaboration of one (or two) selected student clubs at the university.

FA102, 2023 Spring Instructors: : Volkan Acun, Burçak Altay, M. Tahir Ayparlar, Aysu Berk, E. Çağdaş Bilgiç, Berrak Erdal, Deniz Ertek Karlıdağ, M. Tevfik Gürsu, Ayşe Henry, Çağrı İmamoğlu, Sema Karamanoğlu (course coordinator), M. Pınar Uz Baki, Selin Çavdar Sert, Melis Sözen