View to the Habitat from three Different Windows
Gülhis Duygun

The dynamic shelter experience has been subject to fractions in certain periods and gone through sudden and rapid transformations. The history of humanity can also be considered as the history of the transformation in the sheltering culture. What is meant by sheltering here is not just physical sheltering, but also the attitude and lifestyle of the individual. The culture of the habitat is the conceptual discussion point of architecture as an area over which problems related to existence and life are discussed at all times. As the physical meaning of developing a sense of belonging to the habitat, architectural structure represents a life culture. One of the main components of this culture is the experiences gained through the relationships between the nature and humans. The focus within the scope of the article and specifically in respect of sheltering is the rural areas where nature can still be considered as a context. In order to discuss the relationships with the nature established both over structures and over windows as an architectural component, three examples are selected, one being traditional, one being modern and one being contemporary. The range of sensation of nature and human relationships are discussed on the basis of these examples. By this discussion, it is aimed to contribute to the manners of how today’s living practices develop a sense of belonging.

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