How do the bodily experiences alter via diverse spatial conditions?

As always, the most beneficial way of understanding different circumstances and cases is working with its variations. From the critics at the studio hour and discussion within our group members, we decided on evaluating how different geometries and dimensions of a space can switch the experience. Additional to that what differs the experience is not only the space, but the number of people existing at that space.

plan of the model.jpg By virtue of this criteria, we went through defining a geometrical shape which is combination of a trapezoid and a circle so that different geometries would be examined. The logic behind the trapezoid was to evaluate both a larger and a smaller area in the same model to discover how the body will react to this transition.
We produced two models to show the difference in the experience through changing number of people.

We considered the matters of speed, directions, perception of a space in both conditions (less number of people and a plenty amount of people).
Here is a series of schematic representations of the data gathered through our analyses:

For the step of making a model we again used the method of layering and for the aim of giving more information we added some new features to every layer.

(Sorry for those insufficient photographs, I will update them very soon)


Frequency of layers is related to speed of the movement. ( frequency ↑ , speed ↑ )
Thickness displays the possible number of directions.
Height from the ground level indicates how the space is perceived. (if the perception is bigger than its original, the height increases)
please check out the previous post “Diagram Trials” to see my sketches and more on this project.

Additionally, we discovered something new! Another distinctness between different geometries. We realized that the corners of spaces are not efficiently used, nobody goes to the corners, so the space is not used equally. However spaces with circular geometries, with no corners, does not have this kind of a division. In that, we used layers with gaps on the sides to illustrate the corner not efficiently used. However, spaces full of people force us to use those corners.(as shown in the second model)




Author: Nilay Karaköy

Hi everyone! This is Nilay Karaköy, a freshman arcitecture student in TED University. I am deeply into photography, drawing, watercolor, cooking and K-drama

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