Long time no see. Some time off was plenty much needed after the busy and sleepless semester. So, I am sorry for being away for too long.
A very snowy winter holiday is about to come to an end[:(], yet I am excited for the new architecture studio waiting us. Our university (TEDU) is going to welcome its architecture students in a new building which is just across the street of the main campus. To be honest, even though I always complain about how tiring to be an architecture student is, I really missed my coffee scented studio nights and can’t wait to make the new studio smell like a coffee shop. Plus, what is nice about changing the studio is that you have a new place to redesign. (Yey!) I am really excited for that!
I will be with you more often here on my blog starting from this week with my architecture school projects, writings on art and artists. Enjoy winter!
I was looking for some photos from 3 years before when I was in China. It is one of the most significant incidents of my life since we (me and my twin sister) went there alone when we were just 15. I am in love with the culture of far east: bamboos, architecture of Asian houses, traditional clothes, foods and almost everything you can think of and this feeling pushed me to share this fascinating experience with you.
A brief information about the cities that I have been to;
Beijing is the capital of Peoples Republic of China where the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and more are located. It is the second largest city of China after Shanghai.
Chengdu, namely hometown of Pandas, is the capital of Sichuan province with a very old history and the city where we spent most of our time. We may call it as the most green city of the country.
Songpan is another town situated in the Sichuan province. It is one of the small cities where Tibetans live.
For more about Chinese architecture please check the post “Spirit of Chinese Architecture” on The Void.
The Bamboo Forest (Shunan Zhuhai National Park (蜀南竹海国家公园))
Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Mount Emei-Heaven of clouds
Songpan the west gate, Sichuan,China
Tibetan houses in China
A Chinese Tibetan woman
My twin sister,Songpan,Sichuan,China
Forbidden City 🙂
landscape form Chengdu
Wuhou Memorial Temple, Chengdu,China
(Entrance) Wuhou Memorial Temple, Chengdu,China
Jackie Chan, Panda House, Chengdu ,Sichuan, China
Chengdu Jinli Ancient Street
Chengdu Jinli Ancient Street
Chinese green tea
I have a great video to share with you!! 🎥 These guys(two creative architects and contractors from Atlanta) are amazing. They compose their own songs of architecture Here is a very fun (hahahah I am still laughing) video from their collection. You can watch much more under the name of “I am an Architect” series.
I guess this is the best video I have ever watched about being an architecture student: Archiculture: a documentary film that explores the architectural studio
The 25 minutes video shoots a glance to the life of architecture students and architectural education by the contribution of exclusive interviews with professors and students. The whole video finished quicker than you can say Jack Robinson, so please try to watch it all. I am sure you’re gonna like it!
Here are some scenes from our pre-jury.Sorry for the quality of the images. Lightning conditions were trying to have fight with me. These photos were taken by the parts remained from me after this fight. 😥😅
Great pose 😉👍
I guess this one was the most precious one. We were rewarded with the book “Çeviride Modern Olan” from Esra AKCAN after the conference given by her. It was a pleasure be in the seminar and to be worthy of this prize.
- Please also check Gökçe‘s blog (another book winner friend of mine).