During 1950s, constructing "garden cities" as suburbs on the periphery of existing cities, which is a dominant regulation understanding in the planning practice of the those years, aims to respond to the increasing housing need of the period. The "garden cities" of Levent and Etiler, designed by Prof. Kemal Ahmet Aru and some of them by Rebii Gorbon and which are the first in Istanbul, are the product of a planning approach of this nature. Architects and planners, who were concerned about the new residential areas as a habitable neighborhood unit, had the concern of creating a neighborhood in these areas.
These building groups, which contain all the elements of modernism, have the quality to form a model with the application of the garden city system, the construction system and the space organization that offers with a combination of interior comfort. While the houses built in the Levent district offer a project that combines mixed building groups with gardens, row houses and multi-storey, these structures are presented to different income groups of different income groups. From this point, when it was founded, the city's civil servants, officers, teachers, artists, writers, scientists man has become a residential area where small and medium level merchants and businessmen live. As a result, different types of houses designed to appeal to different users, in the center of the city, not in apartments, but in houses with gardens with a sense of neighborhood.
Anahtar Kelimeler: Levend Neighborhood, Modern houses in İstanbul, Kemal Ahmet Aru