In order to respond to our Problem Definition, we need to bring together different functioning groups and users under the same umbrella. But realistically speaking, this kind of an approach can be chaotic if it is not carefully designed. The site is very big and there is a very characteristic slope that helps us to have 22 m level difference on the vertical direction from one site to another.
Therefore, we are stretching the mass, adding voids on all directions, producing transitions between functions and introducing cuts and openings on the periphery of the complex. We looked on many examples of Case Studies but the Rolex Learning Center which is a very different programmed design but shares the common goal of designing a learning environment gave us the inspiration to blur the lines of function and give many transition spaces that have a duality of function to them.
Before our Second Pre-jury, our instructors decided to have a before submission of drawings where they tried to see whether we were fit to be presented to any jury members. The sad truth is that our drawings are not very understandable and overall show a lack of architectural conventions and proper drawing skills at this stage considering the fact that this is our first time designing such multi-functional and such large-scale programs. Therefore They transformed the Second Prejury to a Closed Submission where that gained time would allow us to better discuss the proper ways of presentation and drawing techniques.
The lecture, arch 381 pushes us towards an unconventional type of examining the type of having lessons. Our instructors asked us for an algorithm at allows us to show our understanding of the lesson that we had over the period of 2 months. This algorithm aims to emerge a set of critical thinking that can hopefully be with us throughout our lives. Algorithmic Thinking gives us the ability to think critically and be in a logical order of thought. I designed an algorithm that brings us to how a designed urban environment occurs concerning different factors.
Our project this semester for our firm is designing a mid-level school in a very strategic location in Cebeci. In order to tackle this problem, we did a quick research about how the information regarding this problem occurred. There are three main aspects of approaching the situation. Seeing this design as an educational institution, seeing it as an urban-scaled project and focusing on it being on Cebeci. to tackle this, we produced and tried to define our problem:
For the start of the 5th semester at TED University, usually in the ARCH301 course, the main objectives are being able to design in tectonic and structural components in an urban setting where the urban scale and perception are very important. The Semester is required to be also experiencing the organization of an architectural firm. We form firms consisting of 4 people which allows us to simulate a real working environment often including group participation, communication, and collaboration on very extreme levels. No architect will design a building solely on their own and not interact with other architects, designers or other professions offering much-needed insight and knowledge on matters an architect may never be able to know but their design decisions are consequently affecting the lives and decisions of many other mediums of work. In real life, you not always work with people who are your best friends but people who you have a really strong connection professionally healthy.
Therefore in our new simulation of an architecture firm, which will last for the whole semester, We designed a company image where all our clients and professors including our fellow co-workers in the studio could recognize and understand that it is us. The name comes from the word ” socius” where it is used to mean an act that is being done communally and socially as well as associates. we also altered the beginning to ad a “co-mpany” understanding which also comes from how you co-design.