A Comparative Analysis of the Spatial Characteristic of Apartment Buildings in Gaziantep, Turkey

Yurdagül Görücü, M.Serhat Yenice


This study aims to analyze the planning and design process, basic principles, and the change-transformation process of the apartment type residential buildings in Turkey, Gaziantep. The scope of the research consists of residential buildings built in the post-Republican period in Gaziantep. The basic materials of the research are zoning-city plans, plan explanation reports, plan diagrams of buildings and photographs based on field research. The method of the research is based on a comparative analysis of spatial changes in apartment buildings according to historical background. These changes evaluated from the analysis of a series of variables ranging from parcel-level to plan projects, access graphs to spatial size and ratios. As a result of the study, it is seen that the access graph and space sizes of the apartment-type residential buildings dating back to the 1960s, have significantly changed. However, differences and variations are mostly observed in the first plan typologies and it is noteworthy that this diversity has reduced, and similar plan schemes have been widely used in recent examples.


Housing, morphology, spatial analyses, Gaziantep

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15320/ICONARP.2019.100
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