Sometimes wonders come out from boredom

just try!


Seems like having no wi-fi yesterday activated my productivity. I was looking for some activities that can do without using the internet and luckily I had my dear Photoshop. So, tried to juxtapose one of my earlier watercolor drawing and another handwriting which once occurred from boredom. That’s why sometimes you shouldn’t wait for an inspiration to come for you, but just TRY!
I believe that they are more inspired together. What do you think?thisisurlife5


“the HOUSE” final proposal

Since the final jury has come, we should be making our designs complete and ready to be presented. During the time since the second preliminary jury, many things changed in my project yet not as dramatic as before. The open circulation spaces were the most challenging part of my design when the climate and air conditions are concerned. In that, the semi enclosed spaces started to dominate my design and the approach to the second level. With this way i believe that I found a more effective way of placing my open spaces inside the enclosed ones.

Here are the drawings and sketches I produced for the final:



The House | Pre-jury I

It has been a long time since I last updated my blog. During this time our project has given, the first pre-jury has passed and we are about to submit our works for the second pre-jury. Let me initiate the stage with the first jury.

The term project of the spring semester is “the house”. Yet unlike many other house projects, we were not assigned with a specific scenario. We did not have a defined character of customers since what the term was expecting is working with references. Like all the other studies we had at the beginning such as quotations, references, collage and such; the process of designing the house should be including all these steps, too. (for the project of this term) This means a lot of research about houses including the architects. Continue reading “The House | Pre-jury I”

What if? Revision

What if Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye was made of load bearing walls but no post and lintel?

I should confess that I misunderstood the what if question at first. In my first trial of What If? I was trying to show the differences when load bearing walls used in Villa Savoye and said related it to some other works of Le Corbusier. However I chaned it totlly that it was not Villa Savoye anymore. So this time I tried to understand how it could still be Vila Savoye with only load bering walls but no post and lintel.

If go back to my analysis on Villa Savoye, it has all the five rules of Le Corbusier. The free plan was helping him to lift the box above ground and creating a continuity of the nature at the ground level. Continue reading “What if? Revision”

Direct Quoting in Architecture

Architecture is a concept that can easily be translated through many different subjects since it consists many concerns and solutions for several problems related to human. It can also be translated within itself, too. We observe several references from other works of architecture that are brought together to create a new thing. This should not be understood as plagiarism. Architecture is not totally about dreaming or high imagination. What makes it original is the re-interpretation of references for a new composition.
Direct quoting is something new I learned. The first example that I can think of is the Villa Dall’ava case. One of its facade is almost the exact one of Villa Savoye. The architect directly quotes a thing (this could be a staircase, a form, a window etc.) from another work and puts it in his own work. Of course there should always be a reason for the selection of this quotation. It should be working for your work,too. Think it like a quotation in a text. The original source can be talking about somewhere else but the part you quote can be working very well for your content, too.


For my design I believe that the Double House had a very matching approach. The Double House is famous for interlocking two separate dwelling volumes in one single form. Continue reading “Direct Quoting in Architecture”

3d diagram – Revised

In my first 3d diagram, I realized that I did not considered the lack of the afterwards idea of aging problem. I mostly had a similar language with my previous model however added new information to it.

I stated to analyse the attack of aging as a period in relation with my other phrase “orienting the peak”. My first impression about the attack of aging was negative. But since I started to look at it as s period I discovered new things. What would happen when the material did not lose its character but starts to adapt itself? Continue reading “3d diagram – Revised”