By James Steele

Fresh social, political and environmental upheavals have had a two-fold impression at the outfitted surroundings in 3rd international international locations. they've got destroyed the normal cultural constitution in rural parts, which has ended in homelessness and the marginalization of complete groups, and large-scale urbanization has turn into a robust phenomenon of which the Islamic international is especially a lot a component. Such worldwide adjustments have had a dramatic impression at the jury for the Aga Khan Award for structure, whose decisions for 1992 are awarded the following. The initiatives chosen this 12 months, which tackle matters appropriate to either the constructing and constructed international, are economically sustainable, humanistic options to tricky difficulties, and generate a brand new architectural language. they supply a helpful perception into an alternate layout procedure for either rural and concrete environments. Essays by means of Suha Ozkan of the Aga Khan Award for structure, Mohammed Arkoun, Professor of Islamic suggestion on the Sorbonne,Paris, and Arif Hasan, Pakistani architect and planner, position the tasks in the context of the foremost social transition now underway, and a piece of writing by means of the overdue Hassan Fathy on Contemporaneity within the urban presents a ancient viewpoint. every one award-winning undertaking is defined intimately via Charles Moore and Selma al-Radi, and they're relatively reviewed by means of James Steele, and a quick background of Samarkand, the place the awards have been offered, completes this quantity.

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The materials and structure are expressed openly and left unadorned to create a house of resonant austerity. The house opens itself to its surroundings and encourages its users not only to observe the landscape but also to immerse themselves in nature through the use of semi-external and external parts of the accommodation. It is a place where a basic shelter becomes a space for the celebration and contemplation of nature.

They approached Turkish architect Han Tümertekin, who conceived the idea of creating a refuge for these two widely travelled urbanite ‘nomads’, as he describes them, whose relationship to place is transitory and who seek privacy in the openness of spectacular landscapes. The pure rectangular mass of the house sits on an open terraced site, unmistakably modern and separate from the traditional houses of the surrounding village, but respecting and allying itself with those houses through its use of traditional local materials and techniques.

Les matériaux et la conception de cette demeure sont dépourvus de tout ornement ou fioriture, d'où son aspect austère La résidence s'intègre parfaitement dans son environnement, invitant ses utilisateurs [ses habitants ] non seulement à contempler le paysage, mais aussi à s'imprégner de toute beauté environnante par le simple usage de ses parties externes et semi externes. C'est en fin de compte un logement d'une superficie modeste pour fêter la nature et la contempler Two Turkish brothers, Selman and Suha Bilal, wanted to build a house on Turkey’s north Aegean coast as a place to spend weekends in a spot where they could find beauty, tranquillity and seclusion without travelling long distances from their homes in Istanbul.

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