History of Architecture: 700-200BCE

Southwest Asia When Sargon II became the ruler, he titled a new capital which as Dur-Sharrukin (now called Khorsabad) that means 'the City of Sargon'. Dur-Sharrukin of Neo-Assyrians located on southwest Asia had a militaristic social structure which was reflected on their approach to the city planing and architecture. The city differed with its monumental sizes.... Continue Reading →

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Ass03|About the music

Born on August 25, 1918 in Massachusetts, U.S., Leonard Bernstein was a composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. We were assigned to watch ‘Leonard Bernstein: Young People Concerts| What does music mean?’ While watching, we were expected to relate Bernstein’s speech about music to design in terms of the concepts that we discussed. Here is... Continue Reading →

History of Architecture: 1500-750BCE

Minoan Crete is the largest island in Greek which is located in southern part of the Aegean Sea. Between 1900-1600BCE a unique civilization flourished on the island of Crete; the Minoan civilization. It was similar to the Indus civilization of the Bronze Age. Minoans were seafaring people; the sea was an avenue of communication with other... Continue Reading →

Trip to Kolej-IN

We went on a field trip to Kolej-IN in order to analyse the spatial qualities of the building and observe the human scale in design of the building. We were expected to produce diagrams and sketches of the places that we have experienced. We had one hour to analyze and document the qualities spaces around... Continue Reading →

History of Architecture: 3000-1500 BCE

Cities of Mesopotamia The city-states of Mesopotamia spread in the region between two rivers that were flowing parallel to each other, the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. These two rivers provided everything that inhabitant needed to survive, essentially food supply and water. Urbanization and food production are related; the cultivation of the land leads the formation... Continue Reading →

History of Architecture: Prehistory

The architecture was born with the first human because it is the human's basic need. First human created societies after living together in small groups. They adapted their selves to the nature by building the shelter from the cave and the tree. They located their dwellings where they can benefit from the natural resources like... Continue Reading →

Little Trip in METU

Our instructors take us to experience the campus of the Middle East Technical University. We were expected to see, analyze and document the hinges and spatial relations. Hinge is a new term for us; it is a different concept of connecting elements. It holds characteristics from both spaces that it connects. It enables to brake the enclosure... Continue Reading →

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