A. K. Öz
(Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Archaeology, Izmir, Turkey)
This subject and my academic interests are archaeological architecture and history of the building development in Anatolia. This is a relatively new field in Turkey, and I am one of the luckiest archaeological architects in my country who obtained a university position as a professional. My current research is about Metropolis Council House comparison with the bouleuteria of the Western Asia Minor. In Metropolis, 40 km south of Izmir, a further example of a Hellenistic bouleuterion is known since the last Turkish expedition which has started there back in 1990s.
The bouleuterion at Metropolis has a square plan (17.00/17.90 m.), the tiers of seats are in the form of a horseshoe, rather than a semicircle, as in Hellenistic theatres. A tiered marble bench was situated in the centre of the front wall, which had arched entrances to the building at either side. In the upper part over the arched doorways, Doric double half-columns were set. Between these Doric columns were probably windows arranged. A Doric frieze with metope-trigliyph decorated the architrave. The gabled roof had a pediment.
Other remains of Metropolis are acropolis, Hellenistic fortification, theater, stoa, agora, bath-gymnasium complex, latrina, shops, Roman bath, houses with atrium, Early Christian church and Byzantine fortification. The 3D Survey of these monuments have been studied in a three-years time period. My presentation will be focused on 3D modeling monuments of the ancient city that made by architects and archaeologists who are working in this interdisciplinary project. It is accelerated due to the development of the Computer Technology. For the time being we use Pentium 4 – 2800 MHz processor and 22″ widescreen monitor with the most popular architectural programs (Autocad 2000, 3D Studio VIZ etc.).
THE 3D SURVEY AND MODELING FOR THE ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE AT METROPOLIS – (IN WESTERN ASIA MINOR) – A SAMPLE COMPUTER PROJECT FOR THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL ARCHITECTURE IN TURKEY
A. K. Öz