It has been a while since I’ve made this collage however, because it is a hard copy, I had to scan for uploading to my computer and it took (a long) time. I have worked with the same image that I used in the previous collage assignment. However, this time I was assigned to use a text, too. While making I concentrated on the alignment condition between the pieces that I cut away from both image and text. Additionally, I considered the regulating lines both the text and the image have in themselves.
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!
The close relation between structure and surface cannot be underestimated in the world of architecture, even if there are examples of the buildings which give more prominence to one of them rather than the other. This legitimates the tree categories figured out by Simon Unwin; “the dominant structural order, the dominant spatial order and the harmonic relationship between the two”. Throughout the history there have been great samples of all three categories.
The part that Unwin was mentioning to the Temple of Ammon at Karnak was really striking. In ancient times numerous columns had been used to obtain large spaces as in this temple. This kind of a structure is completely unsuitable if you are not using it as a gate or a way to arrive to a larger
area. That is why I cannot understand the logıc behind the telesterion at Eleusis. The same structural plan is used in this place but for a different goal; a place of performing! The columns situated in the structure becomes barriers to block the view of spectators. However the next plan(4th century BC) prepared for the same temple was insisting an arranged order of columns to make the
center arena visible from all the aspects.
Another point which is expressed with nice pictures is the part that the writer talks about Victorian age houses. They were mostly erected in the aim of creating many cellular rooms by using a simple timber-frame structure. They can easily become extended just by addition. The illustration (taken from the book “Analyzing Architecture”) on the right may help you to understand this mentality better.
In the twentieth century some architects comes with the idea that geometrical shapes do not have to be the forms what shapes our life. Actually I liked this idea a lot after examining the buildings mentioned in the text(e.g. Casa Romanelli). This kind of a structure seems more associated with life and nature to me. Buildings with different geometries have a relatively high level of complexity, yet a harmony is stated in them with walls and columns.
We have had a very hectic night on this Thursday for the last preparations of our coming prejury on Friday. Everyone in the studio was struggling with their models to be finished. There were even ones who have re-started to work on their models at 1:00 am (8 hours before the jury time). While trying to deal with the models we were also so anxious about our presentations (I mean the time that we are gonna be the preys and jury members as hunters).
Here are some scenes from TEDU Architecture Studios. (7 hours before the jury time)
Need some recommendations for your Jury? Check my post on The Void.
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).