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An analysis on the aqua-architecture and its internal dynamics
Water has always been an undeniable element of the settlement, nature and continuity. At the beginning water has seen as a need for living organisms, (i.e. drinking, heating, worshipping, washing, etc.) later on with the urbanization the importance and necessity of the water has increased and has started to carry more social meanings. In the course of time, people wanted to use all the gadgets and functions to make their lives much more comfortable. Human settlements next to the water resources are a basic example for the importance of water in our lives. The connection between water and people has shown varieties from society to society and culture to culture. But it has always got the priority in our lives. Even different professions saw the water in a different perspective and used in their occupations. The designers and architects who are not denying all those different point of views have been taken water as an element into the world of design.In architectural designs sometimes water can be used as a design tool and sometimes as one of the components, which constructs the concept. Also water has the potential to effect its environment. So those features have made water an important element in design.The concern of this thesis is about; How the alterations in water utilization is effecting the architecture discipline and; How can water element be used in the course of periods and cultures? In this study the internal dynamics of water element have been introduced and those internal dynamics have been discussed and categorized. At the mean time proposed conclusions of this study are that the importance of water element in architecture should be underlined and increased. And water element should take its place in the architectural design literature more actively.