In Turkey, intense migration had started from villages to big cities especially in the effects of mechanization in agriculture that initiated after 1950s and industrialization. Researches have shown that migrants move behaviors they have in their hometown to new cities they currently live. These families that moved from gecekondu (squatter) life to apartment life under the effect of changing socioeconomic situations are generally having a feature of ‘’large family’’ typology and they tend to live all together. The term ‘’family apartment’’ has been brought by living all together in multi floor apartments that can be described as having independent flat or flats in each its floors.
In this study, it is questioned that whether family apartments have their own behavioral settings that have been structured based on sociocultural factors or not. Study scope consists of a family apartment that includes a family which moved from rural to İstanbul. As study methodology space observation and photographing techniques have been used. Interviews with family members provide fundamental information on cultural background. Results of observations and interviews are analyzed and commented.
Anahtar Kelimeler: Behavior setting, Culture core, Family apartment.