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Research group/laboratory:

The DRUM (Dynamic Research on Urban Morphology) research group focuses on the diachronic aspect of urban and territorial transformations; it welcomes the expertise of Architects, Urban Planners, and Urban Morphologists including broad interdisciplinary cooperation with other disciplines such as Geography, History and Archaeology. The research group aims to describe the dynamics of urban growth in different morphological and geographical settings by comparing a number of relevant case studies in capital cities. The research group applies the comparative method and other analytic tools, such as GIS, Space Syntax, Typological plans, Conzenian analysis at different scales and within different chronological phases to understand the past and above all, to design the future of large cities.

International cooperation agreements:

International Society for Archaeology, Art and Architecture of Rome (ISAR)

Department of History, Survey and Restoration, “Sapienza” University of Rome

Department of Architecture, University of Naples “Federico II”

Department of Architecture, University G. D’Annunzio, Pescara, Italy

Department of Architecture, University of Florence, Italy

Interrupted cities project:

Editorial project:

The DRUM laboratory publishes the series DRUM books within Özyeğin University Press, Istanbul. We are currently editing the first volume (summer 2020). Urban Façade: Istanbul Waterfront, Editors: Alessandro Camiz, Özge Özkuvancı, Dynamic Research on Urban Morphology BOOKS, Özyegin University Press, Istanbul 2020, 258 pages.

The DRUM laboratory coordinates the open access journal Forma Civitatis: International journal of urban and territorial morphological studies, published by Grünberg Verlag, Weimar-Rostock and the Book series Forma Civitatis, published by Davide Ghaleb Publisher, Vetralla (VT) Italy.


  • Three year funded Research project: “After the damages. Prevention and safety solutions through design and practice on existing built environment. The Italian experience” with University of Ferrara, funded by the Regione Emilia Romagna, Italy.
  • Erasmus plus (Call 2019, Round 1 KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, KA203 – Strategic Partnerships for higher education, Form Id. KA203-FD6B44EA, TERRITORIAL ACTIVATOR – The designer as a social innovator, (not approved, to be represented),
  • Erasmus staff exchanges (active).
  • TUBITAK 2020 (to be defined).
  • HORIZON 2020 (to be defined).

State of the art:









Teaching architecture online

Wiki of the Dynamic Research on Urban Morphology Laboratory at Ozyegin University


Stewart Brand (1997). How buildings learn: what happens after they’re built, London: Phoenix.

Giuseppe Strappa, Paolo Carlotti, Alessandro Camiz (2016). Urban Morphology and Historical Fabrics: Contemporary design of small towns in Latium, Rome: Gangemi Editore.


Address: Özyeğin University,

Çekmeköy Campus Nişantepe District,

Orman Street, 34794 Çekmeköy, İstanbul, Turkey

FB4 Room B311

Telephon:  +90 (216) 5649580

Fax: +90 (216) 5649075