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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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33 Construction of Memory through Architecture: Current Approaches


Abstract: Given the relationship between memory and space, with globalization, architecture is today used as a tool for remembering and forgetting. The dominant force of the time shapes the physical environment according to its own system of thought, manifesting itself in a multiple scale ranging from household to urban. This study shows how the power of memory over remembering and forgetting is manipulated through architecture. The resulting mechanism of destruction and reconstruction is analyzed through the Trabzon Tekel Building. People and communities are adversely affected by the intensive destruction and reconstruction around them.

Keywords: Memory, Remember, Forget, Space, Architecture, Globalization

1 Introduction

Memory is what people and communities can hold onto in the face of ephemerality, speed, change and transformation. The primary source of memory formation is space. People and communities are adversely affected by the intensive destruction and reconstruction around them. Memory is formed, destroyed and sometimes distorted through spaces; therefore, the effect of current conditions on the relationship between architecture and memory is an important issue to be addressed. The sensitivity of the situation turns the architectural activity into a paradox. In the relationship between architecture and memory, on the one hand, the individual and society are guided by architecture while, on the other hand, they need space to exist.

Every era is marked by its own conditions affecting the way of life, production, consumption and therefore, the space. In this sense, the modern era differs markedly from...

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