Final Models

Now, we have produced our final models that shaped according to our final design decisions. Basically, my design shaped according to properties of the land and coast. In this peninsula there are some differentiations in terms of level of trees, density and variety of trees, slope level, changes in level and density of reeds etc. Therefore, my design decisions were formed according to these characteristics of peninsula.

Here is the plans and sections of my models in a scale of 1/200.

Detail Model of My Design

I produced the model to show a part, that goes lake to the land, of my pier and its structure in a scale of 1/10. Wood generates the pier and its structure so I used balsa wood for the model construction. My design consists of units. Therefore, I combined all of them with dowel joint technique.

The width of the pier is two meters. To reinforce its lateral stability and to decrease the units’ bending forces, I introduced beams and they also helped the distribution of load through the beams equally in the structure.

Elements that create enclosure and define a space in the pier also work as a structural frame that help again the distribution of load and increase the lateral stability.

Since the vertical elements are very long, horizontal structure of the pier supported them and it decreased the buckling condition when loads come to the vertical elements. Also, horizontal elements that create enclosure are supported with vertical elements. They distributed the load that come from horizontal elements and decrease the bending force of it.

1/500 Plan of Eymir Lake

Begüm SARI 500 Plan of Eymir Lake

I produce diagramatic plan of peninsula in Eymir Lake in 1/500 scale and I tried to show my route on it. In this peninsula there are some differentiations in terms of level of trees, density and variety of trees, slope level, changes in level and density of reeds etc. Therefore, my design decisions were formed according to these characteristics of peninsula.


According to my observation, I realized that in Eymir, there is circulation. Although there are some branching in routes, they are always connecting with the main part. Therefore, I want to continue this in our site. I specified a focal point which is the top of the first hill. The reason why it is the focal point is that it is the only place where people see both side of the Eymir. Therefore my all routes complete a circulation and they always reach this focal point so it becomes a transition part.

In my project, I focused on coast and land duality. Routes for one person and five people shape the coast usage. The route for one person is coming from Bağevi as a bridge and connects to focal point. The route for five people is for rowing team. They have two pier and one of them is connecting with the bridge.  A part of the bridge is going under the water to feel what happens under the water. This also allows the transition of canoes and boats.

The reeds are important transition part. When the pier connects to the bridge, the bridge is rising and it allows us to look to the reed from above. When it closes up to the land to emphasize the space alteration it is going down and penetrate to the reeds. The reeds gives us the feeling of enclosure when the bridge switches to land from lake.

The route for fifteen people shape the land usage. People generally come to Eymir for biking and with this route I want to give a chance to bike in this peninsula. It is generally going where we walk when we go there because in this peninsula there is differentiation between north side and south side in terms of level of trees, density and variety of trees, slope level etc. So they can observe this differentiation when they follow this route. There are also some branching to experience both side separately. One is southwest side where the density of trees decrease. It becomes a layover space. The other one is in northeast side. It has stiff line so people can feel the slope and the density of trees easily.

Here are my plans in scale of 1/500 and 1/200 and also models of some parts of my design in scale of 1/200 and 1/20.

Detail Model – Enclosure

We analyse some crucial buildings in term of an architectural term which is enclosure. We try to illusturate different approaches to the enclosure concept such as the way of transparency level, different forms, light condition and like this. Then we did detail model of some of them in scale 1/5.

  1. Rok Grdisa, Urban Sculpture, Slovenia
  2. Kengo Kuma & Associate, SunnyHills at Miami-Aoyama

Detail Model

We were assigned to study a number of projects and illustrate their vertical circulation conditions. After that, we produced detail model in scale of 1/5 or 1/10 showing how elements come together and constitute vertical component. Models are demonstrating physical, material and, structural qualities of the buildings. Here is my models in scale of 1/10.

  1. Ifat Finkelman + Deborah Warschawski , The Youth Wing for Art Education Entrance Courtyard, Israel, 2014.
  2. Drmm, Endless Stairs, London, 2013.
  3. Li Xiaodong, Liyuan Library, Beijing, China, 2011.

In Situ – Eymir Trip

We had a trip to Eymir Lake and we analysed a part of it, which is the peninsula that I showed in images. We documented all the physical qualities of the site including the built and natural environment and our personal spatial experiences. For example, I related enclosure with tree density and defined levels of enclosures. As a built environment there were two concrete shelters and a pathway, all the others were natural environment. Also we were expected to give scalar information of the site and while doing so we took proportions of our bodies as base.

Missed Your Instance ?

This is the first assignment of our Architectural Design course.

What is expected to us to revisit our instance model and transform into a series of spaces accommodating human scale. While we are doing this, we are also introduced a musical piece to get a rhythm for movement, consisting of chancing routes and paces within the spaces. First I chose the music which is Unchain My Hearth by Joe Cocker and I analized its rhythm and paces. I found where the music slows down or vice versa and what I feel when this changes occur. Then we should have a single human figure that moves within and through instance-spaces so we should work on proportion and human scale. Thus, I chose myself as a single human figure annd measured myself according to my movement. Then I reflected my analyses to my model and I did my model in 1/50 scale.

And this is my ADS that includes all my diagram studies I did through the whole assignment.