A holistic view in useful life of building

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Uludağ Üniversitesi, Turkey

Approval Date: 2010

Thesis Language: Turkish




It is an undeniable fact that every object in nature has limited life span and it is also an absolute fact that every architectural creation is going to face the inevitable end. The truth that every architectural creation has limited life span derives one to explore the reason for construction and/or destruction of architectural creations. A certain moment in the future, the fact that buildings have limited life span, indicate that processes that occur during buildings' life time are extremely important. It is inevitable that defining and indentifying building process also has effect on building service life. Building service life is known but neither well paid attention nor well emphasized concept that is used to construct build environment. Building service life is emphasized in an alternative point of view rather than the literature. Building service life is discussed via remarkable samples of buildings that create the build environment. This study is constructed using literature research and observative analysis methods. After comprehension of the problem, and identification of required definitions; reasons that leads to the problem are identified with known and unknown aspects. Factors defining building service life are discussed via buildings that have imaginary meaning in the memory of architectural environment, and they are supported by required explanations. This assessment enables one to conclude that it is required to use building service life as a remarkable input in architectural production data analysis whose importance is emphasized.