For our final Model, we decided to produce the masses from something that was solid and was filled inside. it had to be produced by blocks that come together and also convey our void relationship through the solid-void contrast of the material. Using soap was a very interesting idea for us and it clearly reflected our design strategy and vision. But in the Final Jury, our drawings and other means of representation were so strong that the jury members demanded that our model should also be on par with the rest of our level of design and detail. Therefore we are given time to produce a new model that conveyed more ideas about our design other than the solid-void relationship. we are very surprised with the outcome as we were truly amazed at the power of intuitive thinking to use soap as a means of producing an architectural model. But it is said so it shall be done. There will be a new final model in our Colloquium meeting.
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.