Reading contemporary architecture: A reading experiment through classical music

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Gazi Üniversitesi, Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Turkey

Approval Date: 2017




Architecture is interdisciplinary. Inter disciplinarity is the interaction of disciplines with each other, interacting with each other, and the state that the end product includes the data of resultant disciplines. The interaction between architecture and music, which is one of the disciplines in which it is related, has been questioned throughout history. In this thesis, the distributed information and discourse of the connection methods established in the literature have been systematized. Metaphorical, analogical and numerical based similarities have been established, figurative / graphic output relationships have been established and in more technical terms. It has been observed that not all methodological approaches give visual results, but also do not translate into accepted design teachings. For this reason, it has been pointed out that interdisciplinary content should be assessed through a perceptual, sensory / emotional method by looking at the architectural and musical connection from the artistic perspective. An area study on contemporary architectural works and Classical Western Music has been carried out in order to demonstrate the practical relevance of architecture and music in terms of perception, sense and emotion. It was researched what physical characteristics the Classical Western Music works containing 6 basic emotional articulations together with the architectural works connected with each other. As a result of the field work, the existence of the unity, the architectural elements that led to the existence and the shape of its existence were revealed. The thesis points to the necessity of questioning the new design problems that can affirm the creativity as well as to draw attention to the effects of music outcomes in the architectural environment.