An architectural analysis based on fractal dimension: Sedad Hakki Eldem and his residential architecture

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, FEN BİLİMLERİ ENSTİTÜSÜ, Turkey

Approval Date: 2012

Thesis Language: Turkish


Supervisor: Özgür Mehmet Ediz


At the thesis, the intuitive and the historical data in history of architecture and reviews from these datas intended to support with digital data. For this purpose, the fracal dimension, which is a numeric data, and possibilities of digital environment used in the history of architectures analysis. Assumptions of thesis are as follow: We can examine the architectural exchange and/or development of an architect in years with using the fractal dimension as a method of analysis.By comparing fractal dimension of Architectural currents or structural types which an architect impressed and fractal dimension of his own buildings, this situation of impress can be support with numerical data.With these assumption on the thesis`s conceptual information side analysis, the concept of fractal, fractal dimension and also Sedad Hakkı Eldem and his architecture.Within the scope of field work, Turkish republican architect Sedad Hakkı Eldem was chosen. Because of the comparison of fractal dimensions, only his houses were chosen for this thesis. The applied methods are the literature survey, simple observation about selection of Eldems structures, obtaining numerical values, testing accuracy of the assumptions with comparison of the obtained values and making comments.In the study, it seems to be able to say that there is a parallelism between information which we acquired from various sources and which is based on historical processes, intuition and the fractal values. At the same time, thanks to fractals, an architectural analysis has been made with using opportunities of digital environment in the history of architecture.