Personalization by means of Visual Representations of Workshop Spaces in Cyprus Turkish Community

Senih Cavusoglu 1 *, Zehra Ongul 1, Banu Tevfikler Cavusoglu 1

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Space is a living entity in regards to life, speaking loud about its inhabitants. In this study, individual features of occupants as an effective factor in the generation of space is addressed. Interpreting individualization of space through values like identity, culture, lifestyle of the inhabitants is aimed. In this sense, samples from workshops that once used to have an important place in the cultural fabric of Cyprus community, but now are almost extinct, have been chosen. Thus, spatial values by way of workshop types for varying works have been set forth to realize a space-character analysis towards the concept of individualization of space. It is aimed to reveal the ‘flavors’ of space belonging to life, derived from workshop samples that show existence as a true character by the fact that they exactly overlap with the occupants’ socio-psychological state and come to life as a living entity in parallel to the motion of the business. Evaluations have been accomplished via visual representations from photographs as the closest ways of sensing the space.


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Article Type: Research Article

Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, Volume 8, Issue 2, April 2018, pp. 117-130

Published Online: 24 Apr 2018

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