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American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2015, 3(5), 174-181
DOI: 10.12691/ajcea-3-5-4
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Global-Local Traces in Store Interior Design

Demet Dinçay1,

1ITU Faculty of Architecture, Department of Interior Architecture

Pub. Date: October 29, 2015

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Demet Dinçay. Global-Local Traces in Store Interior Design. American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 2015; 3(5):174-181. doi: 10.12691/ajcea-3-5-4


The aim of this study is to investigate the contrubutions of local cultures on chain retail stores' interior spaces, which are natural consequences of the globalization. the conceptual foundation of this work is based on sociological globalization theories. Following the explanation of two main theories that are defined as global and glocal spatial reflections of both theories are analyzed through retail store interior space examples chosen from diverse countries. In conclusion of this work, it has been ascertained that in western countries standard design understanding gained acceptance, where cultural diversities are relatively less palpable, however in cultures where traditional, religious and vital practices are differentiating, localities are merged into global design understandings and more the economical power raise, localities' effects on global is also raising accordingly.

interior architecture globalization chain store

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