Diamonds in Sahara

The “METU Lodging DOCUMENTED” exhibition and its catalogue are products of an ongoing research project that launched in February 2013, to make a comprehensive documentation of a relatively unknown Modernist Housing project in Ankara. The preparation process of the exhibition was supported by a group of graduate students during the spring of 2016 and the opening was held on the July 23 with the participation of university staff. The exhibition was planned to be open for only one hour, and lodging#5, in which the exhibition was held, to be transformed into a “house museum” for only one day. The ultimate goal of this exhibition was to protect these houses; a new method of preservation was proposed to generate an awareness for their architectural and social values.