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New Approaches to Spatial Planning and Design

Planning, Design, Applications

Edited By Murat Özyavuz

One of the main objectives of planning and design is the reflection of the works to the space. Therefore, the starting point of this book is to reveal the research conducted by different professions in the field of spatial planning and design. For this purpose, original researches on direct application and land were included. Planning and design studies need co-operation between professions in order to fulfill this philosophy. These activities are effective means of fulfilling the philosophy of sustainability. Planning and design is a tool to tell the story of a community, and how it’s past, present and future work together for a sustainable tomorrow. The design process in which the most appropriate spatial compositions are revealed by shaping the areas in the direction of planning decisions, develops in the continuation of the planning process. This book is for landscape architects and other planning and design professions. Theoretical foundations, theories, methods, and applications will be essential parts of this reference book. In addition, this book addresses several very different subjects of study; landscape management, biodiversity, landscape restoration, landscape design, urban design, urban planning and architectural design related to theory, practice and the results will be covered.

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29 The Concept of Refunctioning in Terms of “What,” “Why” and “How” Questions


Abstract: Architecture is a field which is influenced by social, economic and technological developments. While on one hand structures that are appropriate to new conditions are built, on the other hand structures that lose their current functions are demolished or they continue to exist with different functions. At this point, it is significant to ensure the conservation of the social, cultural and economic values of structures that continue to exist in order to form urban identity and public memory. Especially in historical buildings, reuse as a way of conservation is an important tool in protecting the values that structures carry. Within the scope of the study, the concept of reuse in historical buildings that are concrete documents of notions that form social memory and cultural values that are worth preserving have been discussed under three main titles. What is refunctioning in this context? (Why?) Why is is necessary? (Why?) How is it maintained? (How?) These are the questions that are discussed. Under the title of “What” theoretical information regarding refunctioning and historical processes are included. Under the title of “Why is it necessary?” conditions in which refunctioning is necessary have been discussed. The title “How is it maintained?” contains inferences made by selected sample structures.

Keywords: Refunctıonıng, Reuse, Conservation, Heritage, Historical building

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Architecture is a field which is influenced by social, economical and technological developments. While on one hand structures that are appropriate to new conditions are...

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