3d Diagram

Our examination about the given case houses is not done yet. After the 2d collage work, we are now supposed to produce a 3d collage (a diagrammatic model) based on our analyses on the houses in combination with the phrases given (mine are “dodging the attack” + “orienting the peak”).

Initially I tried to consider both of my phrases in relation. This was a point that was missing in my 2d collage. Dodging the attack and orienting the peak. I have already chosen an attack which is aging, yet I later noticed that I didn’t think about how to dodge it. That’s why I re-considered it.

Aging was something negative for me that causes to a weakness in the characteristic of a material. But later on when I was trying to connect it with my other phrase, a new idea emerged. At first the material and its nature are two different things. Some designs do try to relate them with the nature which means that the design considers its surroundings like the Eames house or Dutch house of Rem Koolhaas. However, from my point of view they still have their own language even though they coact. In time when the material starts to age like the Yuppie Ranch House+Barn, it blends itself into nature. I was considering something negative but then I discovered that since the material was becoming a part of nature the definition of space was changing. As an addition to the spaces within the houses there emerges some others outside the house when the continuation of a material is ensured then it dodges the attack and this becomes the peak of its aging period.  Continue reading “3d Diagram”


Spatial Analysis of Zelve and Uçhisar

Zelve and Uçhisar are both archaeological sites where fairy chimneys are located, in Turkey. Our visitation was accompanying to our second year studio in respect to spatial qualities of spaces and role of architectural elements to this formation. We stuck to the point of individual features of each space besides the relation by means of their positioning, access points etc.


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A Brief Examination of The Salt Lake & Initial approaches and suggestions

Through our examinations in the Salt Lake, I went over some ideas that will bring solutions to the existing problems (negative points for my interpretation) and those of positive factors that i would want to highlight.

Since these are the most initial sketches of mine and due to my lack of time, i will be uploading more tomorrow, hold on!


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Effect of the wind is really strong and turns out to be an obstruction for the movement in the Salt Lake. For the first step I considered it as something that I would want to break and brought up some solutions such as

  • increasing the amount of natural elements that would block the wind
  • or, creating some little hills to be blocking the wind again.



salt-lake2-slope-conditionIn our second destination of the Salt Lake, access from the road to the lake is differentiated with a hight difference and sustained by an highly inclined ground. The ramp remarkably restrict the access to the lake and makes it a negative point i would want to alter with a declined level of slope.



All through the road surrounding the lake, there is a settlement which allows visitors to enter the lake and you sat–tart examining the lake from one single point. Orientation of the lake both in the morning and evening is a single pointal orientation just with a tiny difference in the positioning of that point. However that might be a fact I would rather to change by adding some new gate-like settlemnts around to experience the site from diverse points.


On the way to the horizon the intense flatness and reflections of the white ground give the sense of walking in an endless area where there is no time in which you loose all your sensation of time. To avoid it, making some pit like indicators where the visitors can play with salty and watery texture would help to grasp the distance and evaluate the time we spent.