INTERFACES OF URBAN SPACE: A CASE OF FEVZİ ÇAKMAK NEIGHBORHOOD IN KAYSERİ
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This research discusses the in-between spaces among the private and public space based on space configuration regarding urban morphology and social interactions. It indicates to how the organization of interfaces affects physical and social relations between building and street in neighborhood. In this scope, the formation and transformation processes of interfaces are investigated for the Fevzi Çakmak Neighborhood in Kayseri, designed by Kemal Ahmet Aru with the consultancy of Gustav Oelsner, after 1960, through the morphological analysis method and observations. From the second half of the twentieth century, based on the socio-economic development, local administrations started to produce new projections to improve the organs of the city such as industrial and residential areas, therefore, planning institutions proposed public-oriented schemes for neighborhood in order to reorganize urban form including public and private spheres through private investments defining the boundaries of these spaces. In a neighborhood, urban form has consisted of different space organizations consisting of social and physical relations. Based on this definition, public and vii private spheres are emerged as the components of space organization within the urban form where constitute the relations between these spaces. The relationship networks based on everyday life is the encounter ground of planning institution and individual. Within this framework, this study reveals that the reciprocal relationship among buildings and street are emerged the interfaces of the public-private spheres defining the concepts that shape up the boundaries of these urban spaces. Given that the main research problem examined on Fevzi Çakmak Neighborhood, it aims to ensure a new understanding of urban space that combines physical and social values in a neighborhood to create a living urban milieu in the city.