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“ARCHITECTURE IS FACE TO FACE WITH THE THREAT OF BEING EXTINCT UNDER ECOLOGY”

Architect Eren Ciraci, the guest of Architects Talk with Kalebodur in September, made remarkable statements about today's architecture and said, "Architecture is in danger of disappearing under ecology.”

Prof. Dr. Celal Abdi Guzer's guest in Architects Talk by Kalebodur in September, was one of the founders of FIELDS Architecture & Industrial Design, the Architect Eren Ciraci. Ciraci also shared his experiences he got in Zaha Hadid Architects, one of the most famous architecture offices of the world. Ciraci said “Zaha Hadid was an architecture who I was following with a great admiration in my university years. I learned a lot there not only from the works I did but from the people I worked with. Everyone has studied in the best schools of the world so people can learn different things from each one of them. In terms of my personal development, this is the greatest benefit I had by working in Zaha Hadid Architects.”

Ciraci underlined in the conversation that architecture is in a stuck situation nowadays and continued his words:

“Architecture today is stuck between its own disciplinary matters and interdisciplinary. If we speak about architecture as a network relation, it's face to face with the threat of being extinct under ecology. If we put a solar panel and integrate a rainwater collection system to a building which we cannot attribute much of an architectural value, it suddenly becomes a valuable building. I think it's not a right approach. When we say 'This building is good because it generates its own electricity and collects its water' we crush architecture under interdisciplinary. Sustainability is of course an important subject but architecture is not a thing that can be associated with sustainability. Architecture has a wider nature. I can say that architecture is partly stuck now. there's always a performance expectation from architecture. Architects have the bother to explain themselves with numbers. There's a legitimization problem. Today, that legitimization is being done over ecology. In think it's not a good and positive direction for architecture. On the other hand, there's a complete disciplinary autonomy. And in such a situation, architecture may become meaningless among society.”


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