Housing as a sustainable architecture in Turkey: A research on TOKİ housing

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture, Turkey

Approval Date: 2009




Turkey, as a developing country, requires substantial amount of housing stock. TOKİ (Toplu Konut İdaresi – Housing Development Administration), as the pioneer housing project builder, has a great significance in the housing production of Turkey. However both in TOKİ projects and in general, sustainability has not been a central issue for the architectural practice in Turkey. On the other hand sustainability is an in evitable issue when the environmental, social, cultural and economical benefits are concerned. Especially sustainability in TOKİ projects has a significance due to their potential to establish a re-production model. This thesis explores the benefits of sustainability for the housing project design in Turkey. The existing situation of three different types of TOKİ housing projects will be critically evaluated. In the end, it will be tried to attain proposals for the development of sustainable housing in Turkey.