Alpaslan Ataman “Timeless Architecture” Exhibition


Alpaslan Ataman was an architect, researcher and intellect, a crucial figure who connected Ottoman urbanism to our modern world. He provided research in the form of his drawings of Ottoman architecture that analysed the planning and organisation of this history based on spatial typology. Working especially through his hand drawings of existent and no longer present Ottoman buildings, these detailed architectural drawings show us the world of architecture and urbanism of especially Ottoman Istanbul that was an important contribution to contemporary architectural discourse in Turkey. This exhibition of Alpaslan Ataman, “Timeless Architecture” explores the geometry of the Ottoman system as it relates to a larger understanding of architecture in Western Civilization.