Copyright 2016
Habitus Mimarlık

Architecture in Pandemic Term

An event series organized by the Istanbul Branch of the Chamber of Architects of TMMOB, bringing together architects, educators and public personnel from the sector, to discuss the transformations in architectural practice during the pandemic and the future of architecture, e-State of Architecture. Within the scope of the event series, the Habitus team also took part in the discussions on the processes in the project offices.

Experience of the trip Bosnia and Herzegovina with MBN

“Mimarlık Bunun Neresinde?”, one of the student organizations affiliated with Yıldız Technical University. We also took part in the conversation series that the team started with the theme of experiencing different spaces through the architects during the pandemic process. Within the scope of the talk, discussions were carried out on the experience of the trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina and the human desire to explore and space fictions.

Corona Emergency Space Intensive Care Unit

In corona pandemic days, a group of architects came together for creating a multidisciplinary network. The action aims to gather in one source of design projects for urgent spaces and organisation ideas. As Habitus Architecture, we contributed this project by designing an intensive care unit. All project details and resource informations can be reached from this website:

Island Meetings ‘Art Island Büyükada’

The organization Island Meetings ‘Art Island Büyükada’ is executed on February, 2020 for the discussion of qualified and user-oriented planning in Princess Islands. Mahmut Nüvit led the conversations and many multidisciplinary participants attended. Habitus Architecture participated with a presentation about an art route in Büyükada Market area. It was an interactive meeting, which included landscape arrangements and designs. 

5. National Architectural Conservation Project and Applications Symposium

TMMOB Chamber of Architects of İstanbul organized the 5. National Architectural Conservation Project and Applications Symposium. We attended to this symposium with our topic of Göztepe Train Station. In the scope of Marmaray Project, Somun Construction was the contractor of the historical train station. The architectural author Mehmet Ünal presented the structure in the event.  This symposium involves a variety of restoration projects & applications, which is one of the signaficant organizations in the conservation area.

YTU Architectural Design Studio Coordination

Habitus places emphasis on academic area for so long as knowing architecture is a multilayered disiplin. Pınar Bayraktar coordinate Architectural Design 1 and 4 Studio until 2015 in the Department of Architecture Y.T.U. On the other hand, she attended the Architectural Design 7 (diploma jury) studio as a jury member in autumn period. Prof. Dr. Ayşen Ciravoğlu leading this program which has “Ecologic Rejenaration” topic.

An Analytical Approach for Post-war Cities

Pınar Bayraktar published the MSc. thesis from Architectural Design Program of Yıldız Technical University with the adviser Assoc. Prof. Dr. F. Pınar Arabacıoğlu on january 2019. At the same time, in this scope she presented the study “Reorganizing the symbolic destruction areas as memorial parks in the post-war cities “ in the 1st International Sempozium in Dicle University.

In this thesis, rehabilitation of post war cities are studied with design perspective which includes social memory and urban context. The first city Hiroşima, that completely destroyed by atom bomb, analized with “Event-Cities” the approach of Bernard Tschumi. In this way, she formed a frame for qualified and whole design method of post-war cities.

Keywords: Post-war rehabilitation, Bernard Tschumi, Hiroshima, Post-war urban rehabilitation, Post-war urbanization