House: Rewind Final Jury

While I was designing the thingy my main design decision was dividing space and controlling visual relationship. Therefore surfaces are important for me. And I think that the thingy should not be single-minded and I decided that it should also provide storage. The Thingy has steel grid panels that divide spaces. After that I decided who use it. The user should need surfaces and storage. Therefore the user became a graffiti writer and he is a man. The graffiti writers make some sketches and after that they start to paint and make practices on canvasses. Therefore I think that he needs two different working space and the thingy creates their divisions. Also the user of The Thingy can put his spray paints on this steel grid and when he change their density and also location in this steel grid he has visual relationship between spaces indoor and outdoor and also with same things he can have different light and view conditions. While he is working with canvases he some exploded surface in the thingy has also help to put the spray paints and sometimes he can use these surfaces as a stair to reach the top of the canvasses.

In my infographic, I analysed how different subjects in scenario relate to each other in terms of spaces that they use and share in a daily, weekly, monthly and annual period.

In addition to my scenario there are also three students who come to university in Ankara with bachelor degree, they study psychology and they do not know Ankara. They have a schedule therefore they have regular life when we compare to graffiti artist. They generally go out to know Ankara.

The graffiti artist sometimes get job for graffiti paints. He study and make practices at home. Graffiti artist works generally Saturday nights and if it is indoor space he prefers working on Sundays. In monthly period he has exhibition of his works in every November therefore he do not accept any work in October’s.

When we came to the site, it is in Kırlangıç Street which is in urban context. It was one way street and there is no public transportation in Kırlangıç.  In Arjantin Street density of traffic is much more when we compared to Kırlangıç but in Kırlangıç because of the car parking problem sometimes there are lots of car going around and it creates noise. There is an international kindergarten and there is also a lot of noise in daily period because of this I want to do introverted design in terms of usage. Trees are existing in the site I think that in urban context, vegetation is really important. Therefore, also I want to include this three trees in my design as court creator in private and in common usage. I also wanted to keep in touch the graffiti artist and students but they also have their own spaces therefore my design shape as three part.

People generally use Kırlangıç Street. Therefore I want to adduct working spaces of graffiti artist to there so people can easily reach and recognize it and also I want that he also easily reach his working spaces. Students generally spend their time in their working space As I said there is an introverted usage I don’t want to completely rupture their relation with surrounding by benefitting from the site’s slope I raise students part and create a visual relationship so they can see this green area also. As I said graffiti artist and students have a relation and sometimes he show and teach graffiti therefore I designed topography so that they can use it. Therefore I designed the court and they use these emergent surfaces and also while doing that I also want to create different terrace balcony kind of things for these different parts.

Parihoa Farmhouse by Patterson Associates

While I was searching for window types and how can I use them in my housing project I found and study Parihoa Farmhouse.

Parihoa is a rural raised on the slopes between Muriwai and Bethells beaches only one hour from Auckland, New Zealand. Patterson Associates designed the contemporary house settled into the slope with panoramic views of the coast.

Patterson Associates describes its design strategies.

“A simple strategy of formal juxtapositions such as converging and expanding walls create varied spatial experiences throughout the form. An entry lobby is guarded by a portcullis to keep the sheep out and sections of the perimeter wall also pivot open unexpectedly.

The home is arranged as a series of spaces linked by way of the circulation courtyard and secret doors, discovering forms and shapes seemingly arbitrarily positioned, yet suggesting a history; a sense of transcended time. Long views across the protected courtyard end on the all persuasive horizon, moving toward the edges of the structure, the ocean and sky open up above and below, until the view’s full breadth is revealed.”

This project is really help me for how should I use tranparent surfaces and which type of them should I use in my project.

House: Rewind

My site is in Kırlangıç Street which is in urban context. It was one way street and there is no public transportation in Kırlangıç.  In Arjantin street density of traffic is much more when we compared to Kırlangıç but in Kırlangıç car parking is huge problem. There is a green area near my site and it creates a vista for my site. In opposite direction there is an international kindergarten and there is a lot of noise in daily period.

Therefore, I want to do inward oriented design. I think that in urban context, vegetation is really important. Therefore, graffiti artist’s bedroom is extroverted because of park’s vista and also I want to include this three trees in my design as court creator for private and common usage. If I turn my scenario I want to keep in touch the graffiti artist and students but they also have their own spaces therefore my design shape as three part this part for graffiti artist and this part for graffiti artist and this part for students and spaces are shaped according to function distributions first common spaces, second in between spaces and third private spaces. People generally use Kırlangıç. Therefore I want to adduct working spaces of graffiti artist to there so people can easily recognize it. The walls are important for me because of both my thingy and my scenario. This wall is surround all house. It is starting in somewhere and go to working spaces and be used as thingy and continue there go upstairs and end here and it cuts the relation with outside as the thingy aims and he also can use these surfaces to do graffiti.

Here is my house’s plans, sections and model.

prejury pafta plan

Subjects Infographics

In this stage of the project we created representation of how different subjects in scenario relate to each other in terms of spaces that they use and share in a daily, weekly, monthly and annual period.

In addition to my scenario there are also three students who come to university in Ankara with bachelor degree and they do not know Ankara. They have a schedule therefore they have regular life when we compare to graffiti artist. They generally go out to know Ankara.

The graffiti artist meet his clients at home, he meet twice with clients first to get job and second to show studies about the work and decide what is the final product. Graffiti artist does his real works in a place where the people is less so he works generally Saturday nights and if it is indoor space he prefers working on Sunday. In monthly period he has exhibition of his works in every November therefore he do not accept any work in October’s.

When I looked at what is bachelor degree I learned that people who get it has one year course credit so they can graduate one year early. Therefore these students will live with graffiti artist during three years and in summer holiday they sometimes will go their country or sometimes they will travel Turkey.

The Scenario

As you know we started the project by working with object to object relationship and we designed The Thingy. In further step, we worked on the thingy again but also we build up a scenario. We are asked to specify our design decisions around the subjects and their relations with each other and spaces. The important questions in this stage are Who?, How? and What spatial properties?. My main design decision is controlling visual relationship. Therefore, when I created my scenario I thought that this visual relation can control by user. First, I decided to have one subject. This subject is a man living alone ad who need storage because this man is a graffiti writer. This thingy does not just provide visual relationship conditions but also provide storage, two different working space and also helps to get different light conditions and air circulation.

Before start main work, the graffiti writers work with pencils and pens, they make some sketches or illustrations and then they mostly work on canvases so alongside of pen and pencils they also need their spray paints for practices. Therefore, they need different working spaces. Therefore, The Thingy has steel grid panels that divide these working spaces and also differentiate indoor and outdoor. Also the user of The Thingy can put his spray paints on this steel grid and also some of his sketch papers. When he put all spray paints he has a solid surface between these two spaces and when he change their density and also location in this steel grid he has visual relationship between these working spaces and also with same things he can have different light and view conditions. And also while he is working with canvases he uses spray paints, therefore some exploded surface in the thingy has also help to put the spray paints and sometimes he can use these surfaces as a steps because they use stairs to reach the top of the canvases.

Here are my sketches that show The Thingy’s process so far.

And here are the draft model of my Thingy.

The Thingy

Hi!! Our second semester has already begun. Our project is designing a house but our start is quite different because we ‘rewind’ everything.

In our first assignment what is expected to us is researching and designing object to object relationship in the house by working with geometry, scale and tectonics of surfaces. This object is supposed to be important for the house. But why and how it is important will find out later. And the relationships of the surfaces with each other, with surfaces of other objects in the house and also with human body as an objects will be varied. While I was searching I observed that by differentiating the level of surfaces we can control visual relations, we can increase or decrease the level of enclosure or with subtraction we can create a different kind of object to object relationship. Here is how I reach these ideas.

  • Falling Water House, Frank Lloyd Wright 

     

  • WL House, Studio Larkemika

     

 

Relievo

Definition of the relievo is that it is a scaled drawing of both interior and exterior architecture, its original design, load-bearing system and also structural materials. The drawing should show structure as it stands. Also it should contain plans, sections and elevations of structure.

1/200 scale is quite enough to express overall things of a building. However for some details, ornaments drawings in a scale 1/50 can be more sufficient.

While doing the measurement we should be sure that surfaces are bowless or not or the corners are perpendicular each other or not etc.