Scale Study

To create an architectural scenario, we can investigate different scalings of some objects and their spatial quality to find out more about the potentials of bazaar and spaces. As a starting point, we were given counter as an essential element of the bazaar; we multiply it or resize it to obtain different characteristics. (functions, human experience, spatial quality etc.)




The documentation of site is concerning the density of people throughout the day, the activity patterns, the human interactions on specific areas, color range of context, mental mapping and so forth. We tried to analyze the site and its surroundings, the old and new parts of Konak and landmarks.

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This semester we are going to design city bazaar, and to examine the richness of bazaar, human activities and interactions we went to Izmir, Kemeraltı which is suitable to old city context of “space of exchange”.

Case Study // Winery Gantenbein

The case study aims at exploring a building concerning its structural quality, how it is having a role in design; the benefits of structural elements in larger context. As a group, we choose Winery Gantenbein and focused on its façade application.

Apart from the traditional brick construction, the wall is constructed by computer programming, having parameter design.(Brick laying machine) Each brick is specifically placed with determined angle to have controlled light quality and air permeability. The façade appears as a solidified dynamic form, in whose three-dimensional depth the viewer’s eye is invited to wander. In the interior, the daylight that penetrates creates a mild, yet luminous atmosphere.


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Case Study // Incubation Center, Library and Alternative Office spaces

As an assigned to be researched, we were given to analyze libraries and alternative office spaces throughout the history. The timelines show us how they evolved technologically and spatially. Then we also focused on the contemporary examples and how these terms are now understood and applied. There is also the emergence of Incubation centers which is a rather new concept. The spaces are now more flexible and transparent; allowing the workers to easily interact with each other.

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New semester!

Hello, the new semester is up with its new projects, assignments and studies. Keep updated to see my project throughout the semester.



Here is the re-produced model; the model is consisting of the open spaces and the ramps forming the masses. The masses are positioned with parallel to the spine and also perpendicular to the spine. We had finalized the semester. See you on the new one!

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Now, everything comes to an end; and it is time to present our work of whole semester. The design now is come to a conclusion. We redo our model and also draw elevations and sections.

Our main idea while starting the project is to revive the old fabric of Servi Street. While doing so, the street is now more than a line on the ground; with the help of the ramps it goes up and also go through the designed masses. The path then, also resized and formed upper open public spaces. Around those public spaces we had commercial units which are spread all over the masses. The paths are forming a network system which creates also the life of the residents and the visitors of the site.

The spine of Servi Street and the vertical street(three dimensioning of the street which works like a vertical street) which grows in parallel to the masses. There is also formation of open common spaces for the use of residentials. There are differentiated from public spaces with a different network of circulation. So, the public spaces and the common spaces are having a visual connection and spatial connection but not having a direct link.

We designed housing units which are varied from each other by adding new function to the unit. The units are for different amount of people and also have a combined function of being a housing and commercial unit.(adding extra sleeping spaces, extra working spaces)

The facades have different characteristic. The one facing the street is based on the combination of the units with varied quality of permeable surface(glass) and the solid surfaces. (concrete) It has its own rhythm and spatial quality with different lighting quality. The one facing other masses is facing south so it has pivot wooden surfaces sliding which can be adjusted to the different sun characteristics.


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For the third prejury we also focused on the landscape design. Then we introduced new open spaces which are common spaces. There are for the use of the residentials of the site. (they are shown with orange) So we also try to balance the interrelation of public and common spaces. We also draw the partial ground floors and the underground formation (parking spaces)

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