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History of Architecture

TURKEY 20th Century : 1.Ottoman period (1900-1922)





Ahmet Kemaleddin, widely known as Mimar Kemaleddin, was a renowned Turkish architect of the very late period of the Ottoman architecture and the early years of the newly established Republic. He was among the pioneers of the First Turkish National Architectural Movement.


Raimondo Tommaso D'ARONCO



He was invited in 1893 to Istanbul to prepare designs for the Istanbul Exhibition of Agriculture and Industry to be held in 1896. But the great earthquake of 10 July 1894 devastated the city.  He was first charged with restoring damaged monuments in the old city, and went on to design scores of buildings for the government and individuals.


TURKEY 20th Century :

2. The Republic of Ataturk (1923-1938)


Seyfi Arkan



Seyfi Arkan was a Turkish architect, the personal architect of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. He was born in 1903 in Istanbul. He was first in his class under Vedat Tek in 1928, and later worked with Hans Poelzig in Germany. In 1935 he designed the Florya Atatürk Marine Mansion, a Bauhaus-style former residence of Atatürk and now a museum.



Florya Atatürk Marine Mansion

İller Bankası binası (Bank of the Regions), Ankara


Arkitekt periodical


Foreign Architects in Turkey


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