Sketch Problem

We were assigned to make a 3D model in reference to the 2D plan that given by our instructors. We considered the plan as a section of the model and except the section and plan organization, all the other design decisions were up to us. This assignment aimed to create new spatial relations and forced us to think about how can human scale experience the spaces and fit in the spaces. For the first time we produced a model related to the human scale and created a model by rescaling a two-dimensional plan. Continue reading “Sketch Problem”


Abstract Model of Kolej-IN

abstract model.1We were expected to produce an abstract model of our spatial analysis with reference to our observations and diagrams that we’ve made to our ADS. We have to focus on the particular concept that building has and we should think about this particular spatial relation through totality.

My main concept was the accessibility. There are 2 type of accessibility that I analysed; one is the visual access and the other one is the physical access.  I especially studied the dominancy of them.

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 or the continuity, so we can use it in our model too. It is special to one space therefore the usage of hinge actually is a sense because when we use too much it becomes ornament.  Moreover, gap and hinge is different design elements therefore we can differentiate them by looking at the scale which is very crucial in this concept.

Here are some different use of hinges in METU:

Spatial hinge is different from the hinges that we see above. It also holds characteristics from both spaces. For example, if we take ou8 May 2017 10_29_39 tarihinde Taranabilir Belget let’s say courtyard, spaces around it and their relations will change.



Besides hinges we went to METU to analyze the spatial relations. In Faculty of Architecture, we can experience the same spaces or relations in different elevations. They are the variation of each other. On the other hand, we can also feel different things in a same place. For example, Alley continues in same direction, but different spaces near it attaches to it or move away from it.