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Whole & Dimensions


Architectural activity has an important share in the formation of environmental quality. By its nature, architecture is a multi-dimensional subject. Wholeness is an important point of consideration for the designer architect. These two aspects have to be taken into consideration at once. Although the architect is free to rank these dimensions according to the level of priorities defined by the conditions, aims, criteria, limits, and possibilities of the case, he/she does not have the right to omit or underestimate any of the related dimensions. The research has shown that it is difficult and needles to separate architectural knowledge from the knowledge in general. The architect has to use all required knowledge regarding the design problem. Thus, the scope of any architectural study cannot be limited to the so-called field of “architecture”, which has no clear borders. (Demir, 2000)