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Comparative Analysis of regional architecture: education, theory, and practices of Rifat Chadirji and Sedat Hakki Eldem

kutlu divleli1, Melek and Mohd Nawawi, Norwina and Azmin, Aida Kesuma (2019) Comparative Analysis of regional architecture: education, theory, and practices of Rifat Chadirji and Sedat Hakki Eldem. In: MAMUR CEVRE VE GELECEK -THE FUTURE AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT-proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Islamic Architectural Heritage-The Future and the Built Environment. Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University Publications, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 243-256. ISBN 978-605-2386-17-0

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This paper raises the issue of a lack of awareness of significant regionalist architects from the Middle-east and neighbouring Muslim countries in comparison to Western architects. Hence, It aims to highlight on a comparative analysis between the life and works of two regional architects from the Middle-Eastern regions, Rifat Chadirji, an Iraqi, and Sedat Hakkı Eldem, from Turkey. Both have had a similar Western educational background, developed their ideologies and design theories in their architectural teachings and practices, concerning their countries' regional contexts. The objectives are (1) To establish the impacts of both of their lives and regional architecture manifestations towards their societies; and (2) to discover the unique regional interpretation and transformation of architectural design theory and ideology in their works-“Turkish House” and “Hamood Villa”. The research applied thematic qualitative data analysis, under the theme, "Regional Architecture", using descriptive and categorical comparative analysis between the two architects, based on social background, education and ideologies; precedent studies of their works, and expert interviews. The findings suggest that both architects have acquired a deep understanding of the roots of authentic regional expression while appreciating modernism's principles. They have also successfully synthesised form and function, which translate traditional architectural idioms into contemporary expressions, as inspirations for future regional architects generation. Their quest justifies the significance of regionalism architecture as a cultural and country's identity for any society in the world.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: The article is part of Melek's PhD research on Rifat Chadirji regionalism ideology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Regional Architecture, Modern Architecture, Rifat Chadirji, Sedat Hakki Eldem, Theory, Practice
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA190 History > Modern architeture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA1995 Architecture as a profession
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2000 Study and teaching. Research
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2599 Architectural criticism
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Ar Dr Norwina Mohd Nawawi
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2020 17:35
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2020 17:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/77628

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