The project of this term is “factory as a generator of learning”. We initiated the studies with the analysis of the site from different scales. Here are my initial attempts and proposals.
Our traditional scale studies were initiated with “screen” this term. Scaling a screen? Multiplying and resizing it! What is the function of a screen? Screen today has a great variety of meanings. A playground, notebook, computer, poster, step and many others whom I cannot imagine now. Yet the scale of a tablet is not comparable with the scale of a billboard screen since they have completely different purposes and requires different dimensions. Furthermore, it is not only the scale changing but the relation between human body and screen as well. Our reactions bodily experiences are also changing according to the changing sizes and functions. Continue reading “Scaling a Screen?”
This is such a beneficial course for me that after learning about shading systems I, without noticing, started to guess whether its a northern facade or eastern while walking on the street and looking at the buildings around. The shading elements for each facade may differ through weather conditions, the angle of the sun or even in the daytime. Here is a case study of shading systems over Tsinghua University Central Canteen Building.
Transformation of the Sümerbank Power Plant to a museum by EAA Architecture, Kayseri.
RE FUNCTIONING, RESTORATION
Hello there! For the second term of the 3rd-year studio, we’re going to be dealing with Industrial Site that was left abandoned within the center of the city of Eskişehir. For this aim, to comprehend the significance of the factories there, their meaning and effect to the lifestyle we initially searched and documented the history of the site with a great support of information from Hüma Tülce’s previous studies. In the attached image you can find about the factories and the transformation of the city in years.
Sincerely it has been so hard for us to come to a decision while working on how to place the dwelling, production, and commercial units on the site and how to organize their relationship. According to what? After long days of discussions, we defined squares to create central zones on the site where the commercial and production units are going to be so dense.
We initiated this idea by examining the user profiles coming from different directions to the site. So that we designed approaches directing to those squares. According to those analyses, on the square right-hand side, the density of commercial units are planned to be denser than production units while it’s the opposite on the other square.
So that we are aiming to obtain a variety of neighborhood relations by multiplying the activities on the street level.
There are many problems and points that are not designed or thought on yet. That’s why we should now work on 1/200 & 1/100 scales to detail the design and make changes accordingly.
Our project has already begun to take shape. According to our previous analysis of the variety of activities on the ground level (street level), we started to make further decisions. Initially, I believe that it will be better for you if I go over our main aim and strategy. We (as LOOP Architecture) are aiming to multiply the life on the ground level vertically. In other words, we want ground level activities to be on the upper levels to strengthen the neighborhood and provide a new type of dwelling appropriate for different user profiles.
After the first pre-jury, our first concern was about how to organize different street layers on vertical so that they increase the relationship. Initially, we worked on some variations to bring dwelling, production, and commercial together. After that, we needed a vehicle access up to a point that production units on upper levels could have used. Here you see our first intention. The vehicle access is allowed only up to a level to provide privacy for the dwellers so that the upper level is for pedestrian access. Of course, this two was only the main streets to be supported by other sub-streets on various levels.
Yet the first critic has shown that such long longitudinal layers restricted our design and decreased the layering opportunities so that we better broke them and play with surfaces or use the potential of the topography while designing the platforms. Plus, providing such a space for vehicle access was not that necessary. So that we will reconsider all these decisions according to critics.