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dc.contributor.authorAltürk, Emre-
dc.contributor.authorAltInok, Emrah-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we report on an attempt to test an alternative to the prevalent urban transformation practice in Turkey, which we made within the context and framework of an undergraduate architectural design studio. In Turkey, urban transformation almost always entails the destruction of the existing buildings and constructing brand-new ones when it comes to residential areas. This practice is ubiquitous and quite unchallenged. While urban transformation has historically been quite destructive in most countries, in recent decades there is an ongoing discussion its the alternatives, as well as various accomplished examples. Within this context, we tackled the transformation of a large residential area in Çanakkale, Turkey, for which a wholesale renewal endeavor is underway for some time, but currently is at a standstill. We started the studio with architectural and urban analyses of the area and carried out a questionnaire in order to survey the residents’ demographic and economic profile, socio-spatial practices, needs and wants regarding their dwelling and its surroundings. Our studio brief precluded demolishing most buildings and asked for proposals for their revision and refurbishment along the lines of research findings and students’ site plan decisions. The brief also required a level of strategic densification through new dwellings, social amenities, and commercial units, in order to increase the program and user diversity and to finance the whole endeavor. In what follows, we contextualize our position and contrast our studio experience with the dominant approach to urban transformation. We argue considering transformation as a process of piecemeal refurbishment of the existing fabric and incremental enhancement of the site with new buildings has advantages over the option of demolishing the entire area; especially in terms of the key notions of continuity, ecology, participation, and economy. We also dwell on the various benefits of this exercise in terms of architectural design pedagogy.en_US
dc.publisherKonya Technical University Faculty of Architecture and Designen_US
dc.relation.ispartofICONARCH International Congress of Architecture and Planning; 2020: ICONARCH IV - Space and Process in Architecture and Planningen_US
dc.subjectUrban Transformationen_US
dc.subjectIncremental/piecemeal Refurbishmenten_US
dc.subjectIn- fill Developmenten_US
dc.subjectCommunity-led Designen_US
dc.subjectArchitectural Design Pedagogyen_US
dc.titleAssessing Incremental Refurbishment as An Alternative to Demolish & Build-Anew: Lessons from An Architectural Design Studio Experienceen_US
dc.typeConference Objecten_US
dc.identifier.volumeICONARCH IVen_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryKonferans Öğesi - Uluslararası - Başka Kurum Yazarıen_US
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