Medium-Scale Anatolian Cities Conceptual and Physical Routes of Urban Transformation

Tomruk B.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, no.203, pp.46-51, 2010 (Journal Indexed in AHCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
  • Page Numbers: pp.46-51


Banu Tomruk investigates the post-1980s transformation of the built environment of medium-scale Anatolian cities. She examines the subject through a conceptual and physical framework that places as much emphasis on populist rhetoric -'identity crisis', 'historicisation', 'the making of a tourist city'-as on the built structures themselves and their realisation as standardised apartment blocks and gated communities.