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.
After designed the plan of the Housing Reference Project, I recognized the true practicality of using the media of real life sketching. By printing the digital plan and then studying different solutions, i am able to design more affectively. After this there is always the solution to bring your abstract decisions to work on the properly drawn digital media.
For the first initial process of my design project in the Arch201, I wanted to explore different languages of design. Because of the reason the reason that in our first studio I choose to study with a purely orthogonal design, I wanted to challenge myself to see the different possibilities and potentials that come with different tools. Firstly I studied with the addition of some paths that move around and create separations and spaces with the usage of red-taped lines. Then I saw that the creation of spaces can also be constructed in a more volumetric manner. I used triangulation to obtain a folding surface and has more orientation.
After that, I saw that I can also produce a spatial experience by using organic curvilinear elements. These curved surfaces were constructed by the strategy of a transition that comes from being at zero level to some value in a smooth manner. This creates an increasing enclosure level that I got inspired very much that to inject that triangulation tool to that strategy of producing volumes.