Seismic Design in Architectural Education in Turkey

Er I. E., Taştan H., Arabacioğlu F. P.

in: Cities and Society in the Context of Disasters and Migration , Zeynep Banu Dalaman,Furkan Tozan, Editor, Transnational Press London, İstanbul, pp.30-47, 2024

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Publisher: Transnational Press London
  • City: İstanbul
  • Page Numbers: pp.30-47
  • Editors: Zeynep Banu Dalaman,Furkan Tozan, Editor
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Natural disasters impacted by climate change are major global problems

threatening the whole ecosystem. The threat of flooding that comes with sea

level rise is one of these threats that threaten %29 of the world’s population.

Due to the rising global warming heavier precipitation, more frequent

hurricanes, and higher sea levels cause floods frequently. With technological

advances, there is a growing demand in different industries to find flood threat

management. Effective flood management requires long-term, anticipatory,

and innovative approaches. This study suggests amphibious structures as a

solution to locations at risk from flooding. Following a review of the literature,

the study will evaluate future climate scenarios and present suggestions for areas

where water-related hazards currently exist or may arise in the future. These

suggestions cover factors such as the use of renewable energy resources in

floating structures and sustainable solutions to climate change. After evaluating

the structures designed in the past and present in terms of sustainability, a

comparison of design examples is presented. The final section discusses the

benefits that floating structures can bring in case of a disaster in Izmir where

there are water-related threats. This paper emphasizes the importance of floating

buildings as a strategy developed against floods and abnormal increases in water

levels due to climate change. Future studies should focus on these sustainable

design solutions to climate change-related disasters.