THE SOCIAL ARCHITECTURE AND THE IDEAS OF HASSAN FATHY
ABSTRACT Master Thesis THE SOCIAL ARCHITECTURE AND THE IDEAS OF HASSAN FATHY Ashraf Nassab Mardin Artuklu University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences Architecture 2019: 140 Pages Architecture is one of the branches of art that deals with daily human life, which can not be separated from social, economic and political conditions. From a general perspective, all works related to the architectural field, from the smallest design product to the most gigantic skyscraper building, is a reflection of the social life of the individual. The concept of social architecture is a trend that emphasizes the social role responsibility of the designer or architect, in addition to enhancing the potential of design and architecture in order to achieve social changes. In this thesis we tried to looks and discuss Fathy’s works through five parameters: Users, Scale, Cluster, Material, Environment that we believe to navigate within the practice of social design and architecture. Furthermore, this work aims to put the architecture of Hassan Fathy and his ideas into the center of the discourse of Social Architecture that recently became an important field through the acute problems of urbanization, natural disaster, refugeehood and emergency architecture. As a reference, we believe that this thesis will contribute the discourse and practice of Social Architecture in Turkey and will remind Fathy’s practices.
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