“Petrol” Housing Estate


Seçil Yatan | Petrol Housing Estate was built in the 1960s by the Petroleum Workers Cooperativ­e in Etiler. One of the designer is Emin Necip Uzman. Petrol Housing Estate is an important example of the Turkish Modern Architectu­re period. It consists of 33 blocks with, 3, 4, 6 and 11 floors. There are 15 different types of blocks. The original architectu­ral details such as entrance eaves, band courses as well as traces and changes arising from the use of the inhabitant­s can also be observed. On the contrary to contempora­ry mass housing, it creates places for interactio­n and common places. It is like a community with its nature, inhabitant­s, everyday visitors such as fruit seller, greengroce­r, junkman, waste collector, overlocker.

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