Samed Kaya / İstanbul Technical University / 2017-2018 / 4th Semester / Tutor: Ozan Önder Özener
Neighbourhoods which developed by socializing have their own inner systems.They are crucial parts of cities. There are some important elements that creates value to the community culture; such as collaborating, feeling belongingness to a place. Yeldegirmeni ,which is in Kadikoy, is also one of the neighbourhoods with an active community life. However with the improving urbanization we may say Yeldegirmeni is losing the “ publicity” . While private sector and places dominates the public areas in most of the neighbourhoods in Istanbul, this situation leads people’s life to be more isolated and monotonous.The private sector and authorities do not give a chance to people who want to express the ideas and shape the public space. So, today there are less people who collaborate and create together. What happens if we give them a series of undefined null spaces which contain the only essential service systems and architectural human-scaled tools ?
At this point, Muhit, which aims to give users an opportunity to design their own public space and produce together with the tools in it. A series of layered null places, panels, lights, usual public space elements can be re-shaped with people’s own sense of place and expressions in flexible zones This way, people will be able to personalize the publicity layer by layer both in street level and the upper levels of the Muhit and Muhit will be link itself to the memory of the urban void and the people in it.