Kinetic Elements in Residential Designs

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Sarıcıoğlu P., Yildirim M. T.

GAZI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, vol.32, no.1, pp.39-61, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.39-61
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


'Kinetic architecture' conception shows development through the improvements in construction and production today. Kinetic construction elements' usage possibilities within functional flexibility in residences are researched here. Unit locations were designed with kinetic systems in selected housing typologies within study. Kinetic systems are classified according to their location and action aim within construction elements. Principle designs were devised with kinetic elements that would provide flexibility out of shell within residences; moving residences were investigated; constraints and possibilities in residence type were determined. Usage of such elements in architectural design and construction technologies seems an important development for next period in terms of providing functional flexibility and producing formal new compositions through kinetic construction designs despite constrains.