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M-Arch Final Project Research Documentation

Bahadır Numan, "A Study on the Conceptualization of the Cypriot House", M.S., North Carolina State University, School of Design, Master of Architecture, 05/2000, http://www2.lib.ncsu.edu/catalog/record/NCSU1407764

Doctoral Thesis

Bahadır Numan, "Analysis of a problematic city block in Mardin: the Milli Settlement", Ph.D., İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi, Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Mimari Tasarım, 12/2009, ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... The character of Mardin's city texture brings about difficulties in reading the architectural content. This study presents an exploratory endeavour aimed to illustrate the epistemic tracks inherent in the organic basis of the citys architectural typologies; focusing on and providing a body of work on the architectural content of a problematic city block: The Milli Settlement. The study inquires the emergence and morphosis of the samples architectural systems. An exhaustive architectural survey of the city block was conducted and a critical reading of the factual information and patterns was made to establish the major interventions on the building stock. Morphological patterns at settlement scale were identified and cross-evaluated. These patterns provided a narrative of the architectural activities on the site. Here the development of the whole city block was logged in distinct phases. The development of the settlement was seen to dwell not upon (a) stable form(s) or system(s) of architectural orders; on the contrary, a repeated pattern was seen where the operative aspects of the enlarged building stock is re-valued in regard to pragmatic architectonic strategies on colonizing neighbouring entities. The building stock and its parts were seen to lie as inappropriate to be read solely as system-forms and/or type-forms. Rather, the reading brought forward conclusive results, only provided that the building stock is engaged as made of intervention-forms: reading of such wholes portrays topographical, infrastructural, and tectonic issues that were deal with; together which signify more general morphological issues, patterns and dormant questions and formations at urban scale.