Monthly Archives: November 2014

Villa Savoye

We draw a set of orthographic projection of one of the famous villas of Le Corbusier: Villa Savoye

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THREE REMINDERS TO ARCHITECTS

This is also a text of Le Corbusier in which he talks about the importance of the mass and the surface. He underlines that the pure geonetric shapes such as spheres, squares, cylinders and so forth are the most beautiful forms. He strongly defends the idea that architecture should be made of those forms. Geometric forms also satisfy our eyes that is also some kind of an art. He prefers simple forms rather than complex geometry which seems to me quite logical.

“Architrcture has nothing to do with the various styles.” This sentence means more than it is supposed to be. It shows the principles of arhitecture according to him. The base of the architecture comes from geometrical shapes it is not relevant with the trends.

“Mass and surface are the elements by which arcitecture manifests itself.”

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Variation // 1

We produce a variation of structural frame model by usin planar element which allow us to explore different characteristic of a design. We find new potentials of planar elements.

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Axonometric Projection

We drew an axonomertic projection of our cardboard model in order to understand the principles of axonometric projection.

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Orthographic Projection

“Orthographic projection is a means of representing a three-dimensional object in two dimensions. It ıs a form of parallel projection, where all projection lines are orthogonal to the projection plane.”

After learning what is a set of orthographic set we draw a tape cutter with its specific proportions. I lost my eyes!

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Drawing the Structural Frame

We produce an orthographic set of drawing which is composed of three different views of our project.

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Regulating Lines

Le Corbusier started his article by mentioning the necessity for order: The purpose of utilize regulating lines. “The regulating line is a satisfaction of a spiritual order which leads to the pursuit of ingenious and harmonious relations. It confers on the work the quality of rhythm.”  It is understandable that an order applied by an architect brings balance to the building; to achieve that goal regulating lines helps the architect to create unity and harmony.

Primitive man and how he built his very first hut was told in the beginning of the text. First he had to choose a suitable area and construct it there. There we can distinguish geometrical shapes, elementary mathematical calculations which appear from this age. Actually, I think what he wants to emphasize there is that even though we are in the primitive age, the concept of architecture is not primitive. Everything is well-organized and well-thought according to some preferences. “There is no such thing as primitive man; there are primitive resources.”  The part which explains the way of measure things seems to me the most clever and interesting part. Although he has a limited source of perception, he manages to find a proportion which will easily guide him. “It is in harmony with him: that is the main point.” There is also a manner about how he relates distances of the various objects. There we can talk about rhythm. Long story short, as we can clearly see there is a way more complex objectives even in the first ages and observable principles of architecture.

Additionally, there is a big important part of the text which criticizes the kind of architects, who have been removed from human nature, accuses them being inhuman since they have forgotten the root of a great architecture. He reviles them for misdirecting the true aim of architecture.

“Architecture is the first manifestation of man creating his own universe, creating it in image of nature, submitting to the laws of nature, the laws of which govern our own nature, our universe.” We can understand that with the helps of the regulating lines and other principles it is possible to create a whole different world.

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Three Planes

We have 3 operations: copy, extend, extrude. We will define a unit and apply those action to that unit in order to obtain 3 planes. Then, we should be intersecting them according to a design idea which is shown on a diagram.

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Collage 1 // 2

We picked two pages from a book; one with a picture on it and one with text. We have two different collage studies in which we can observe different design qualities. We did one with our hands cutting and sticking which demands more craftmanship and the other with photoshop. There we can chance opacity and have overlap of different selected layers.

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Structural Frame

After watching a video about poetry and its analysis we were given an assignment; the objective is observe and make structural analysis of a small-scale production. I chose a process of production of a small pinned accessory.* I also create a flow chart about my chosen process.

Then, there is another sub-assingment,too. We are expected to produce a sturctural frame in which changes, rhythm, variations, repetitions and ruptures should be involved in a close loop.

Finally, we were give a new strategy; SCALING! This is a new presented design operation. We should use this operation in order to emphasize some parts.

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*: The process of Production

 

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