Dr Seyithan Ozer is a Postdoctoral Research Associate (Prosit Philosophiae Foundation) at the Laboratory for Design and Machine Learning in the School of Architecture
Seyithan's work in the Lab focuses on the use of quantitative data in understanding and responding to design problems from the scale of housing units to neighbourhoods.
Seyithan holds a PhD in Architecture from Royal College of Art. His doctoral thesis entitled Interior Complex analysed the designs of dwellings in London’s existing housing stock in relation to regulatory, market-driven, and user-driven standardisation processes. He is interested in housing design and the methodologies and methods of knowledge production at the intersection of architectural design and design policy.
Housing, design policy, standardisation and data.
London Housing: Policy, Regulation, Typology and Dimensional Data, 2020
This research studies the interior of housing in which we spend most of our daily lives. We compare how housing standards, organisation, and dimensions have changed over time, and study their effect on London’s built environment. In turn, we demonstrate how housing policy, regulations, and dwelling typologies are closely interrelated, shaping the different ways we live today.
Neighbourhood Change, Block and Housing Morphology: A study of the relationships between urban form and housing typologies in changing neighbourhoods, 2021
How can demographic, economic, social, and cultural changes at the neighbourhood scale be identified and analysed through changes in the wider built environment and hard infrastructures? More specifically, can morphological and environmental transformations of the urban block and its building be linked to wider social, cultural, and economic change? And, how are these visible in housing interventions, housing designs, and housing quality?