A Research On The Reading Of Architectural Buildings With Semiotic Design Setup1 (Jewish Museum Example By Daniel Libeskind)

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Architectural structures are always considered as one of the important elements that define civilizations. Despite the harsh conditions, human beings have always used the cultural assets, belief values ​​and artistic aspects of the communities in buildings as well as their shelter functions. In this direction, it is seen that the socio-cultural and beliefs of the societies are reflected in the structures of each period. This meaning emerged as a semiology branch under the title of Semantic Architecture in the postmodern period, and in the direction of this fiction, symbolic and meaningful structures emerged in building designs.

Recently, the subject of semiotics has been discussed from different perspectives as thinkers, philosophers and architects such as De Saussure, Peirce, Eco and Jencks and discussed in various dimensions. The main question is how the logic of semiotics will turn into a concept in architectural buildings, and the effect of this fiction on the reading of buildings will be examined. In this study, the concepts and theories related to indicators and the basics of their reading as a concept in architectural buildings are examined. The data obtained formed a framework for the analysis and reading of the buildings designed with the logic of semiotics. As material, the Jewish Museum of Daniel Libeskind, who is a pioneer in this field, has been handled and evaluated with semiotic methodology. As a result, the relationship between architecture and semiotics and the semantic and cultural values ​​of the buildings designed with this concept have been examined, and a reading methodology has been created for the definition and evaluation of such buildings.

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