Live Beyond Buildings: The street as the everyday living space in Istanbul, Turkey

Anak Agung Ayu Suci Warakanyaka, Paramita Atmodiwirjo

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This paper attempts to reveal the importance of the everyday temporal living space on the street as the agency to improve the quality of life in the city. The temporal living space is the collective public space that is produced by the local inhabitants as the response to fulfil their sociocultural needs. This study employed time-based behavioural and spatial mappings to reveal how spatial alteration was employed by the locals, producing the particular spatial programming and atmospheres that allowed the interiorization of the street. The mappings would also reveal how the interaction of the local inhabitants within this temporal living space had impacts on the general wellbeing and the spatial identity of the city. The findings of this study were translated into an interior architectural design exercise, by developing design methods that were adopted from the locals' spatial mechanisms in producing their temporal outdoor living spaces.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-309
JournalEnvironment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2017


  • Interior, Temporal Living Space, Design Method, Quality of Life


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