The Metabolism of the Victorian Turkish Bath

Pasin Burkay, Gul Kacmaz Erk

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This article concentrates on the spatial reflection of modern norms of health and cleanliness, and leisure and pleasure in the Victorian Turkish baths. Following a case study research, it aims to uncover how these dualities have affected the changing metabolism of the Victorian cities since the late 19th century. It argues that the contemporary stage of this metabolic process exemplifies a consumerism which can be observed in health and spa centers as an architectural stereotype.
Original languageEnglish
Article number3
Pages (from-to)22-31
Number of pages10
JournalOASE Architectural Journal
Publication statusPublished - 01 Oct 2019


  • Victorian Turkish Baths
  • Health and Cleanliness
  • Leisure and Pleasure
  • Architecture
  • Victorian Architecture
  • Ottoman Architecture
  • Spa Design


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