Architecture Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2015

Journal or Book Title

International Journal of Islamic Architecture

Volume

4

Issue

1

First Page

39

Last Page

73

DOI

10.1386/ijia.4.1.39_1

Abstract

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul offers an example of a physical environment containing specific districts that have emerged over time. This paper theorizes that the Grand Bazaar exhibits the characteristics of a Complex Adaptive System. Then, it considers specific urban elements found in the Bazaar, in light of complexity theory, to see how these facilitate processes that lead to the emergence of contiguous districts. This study repurposes Kevin Lynch’s categorization of urban elements to provide a useful framework for discussing complexity theory. This research is further informed by economic analysis derived from Evolutionary Economic Geography, which examines the emergence of business clusters.

Comments

This is the author’s accepted manuscript of an article from International Journal of Islamic Architecture 4, no. 1 (2015): 39–73, doi:10.1386/ijia.4.1.39_1. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Intellect Ltd.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf