ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING PRACTICE OF THE LAST 50 YEARS WITH MEMORIES

Authors

  • Altay Çolak Cukurova University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15320/ICONARP.2021.168

Keywords:

Architecture, Autobiographic, Book Review, Experience, Planning Practice

Abstract

The book “Architecture and Planning Practice of the Last 50 Years with Memories” was written by Ahmet Alkan and published by YEM Publishing in 2019. The book is on architecture and planning practice in the genre of autobiographical fiction - as the name suggests. In addition to his academician identity, the author stands out with his designs and applications especially in Konya and Ankara for many years.

The cover of the book has a very minimalistic design. The sketch on the cover, which is presented as the "Father's house" layout plan, is barely perceptible. This sketch is placed on the cover gives the impression that the content of the book more prominently includes application projects. However, its focus is slightly different. The choice of color on the cover may have relation of being in Mevlana’a land. 

The focus of this book is the effects and results of lessons learned from 50 years of professional experience. However, we see that this process is more than an academic past;  the problems that have existed from the 1970s to the present, affected the understanding of architecture and design, and increased in different aspects are shared through experiences. In this context, the book mainly focuses on three main titles;

*The effect of the period of laws and cooperatives on the design process,

*The effect of those who see the right to change and carry out the design process,

*Ignoring the labor and time of architects in the design process.

Author Biography

Altay Çolak, Cukurova University

Altay Çolak currently works at Çukurova University, Department of Architecture, as an associate Prof. Dr. Çolak, teaches architectural design, Turkish House, Architectural Photography and various theoretical courses in architectural education. His main academic and professional interest areas are architectural education, design theory and methodology, basic design and photography architectural, nature and abstract).

References

Alkan, Ahmet. (2019). Anılarla Son 50 Yılın Mimarlık ve Planlama Pratiği, YEM Yayın, Istanbul.

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Published

21-06-2021

How to Cite

Çolak, A. (2021). ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING PRACTICE OF THE LAST 50 YEARS WITH MEMORIES. ICONARP International Journal of Architecture and Planning, 9(1), 479–484. https://doi.org/10.15320/ICONARP.2021.168

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Section

Book Review