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A READING IN CRITICAL REGIONALISM: ANALYSIS OF TWO HOUSES BY HAN TÜMERTEKİN

Abstract
By : Hilal Aycı, Esin Boyacıoğlu

 
If regionalism is defined as designing responsibly in reaction to a local context, then critical regionalism can be defined as doing so without denying the universally enlightening content of the modernist project. Armed with this definition, this article attempts to analyze two houses by architect Han Tümertekin that are set in a rural context in a very small Aegean village in Turkey. The aim of the paper is to explore the extent to which these two buildings embrace the tenets of critical regionalism and to understand the local relevance as well as international esteem of the buildings.
Keywords: Critical regionalism, tactile, place-context, tectonic-poetic, defamiliarization, estrangement.

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