Term Report

In this term, we were given a long project and we worked on it and made four models. I want to mention about the beginning of my project. I have worked on my models for four months. In the first model, we were expected making up a model with stick form element. When I do this, I gave importance some principles such as repetition, variation, differentiation, unity…etc. In this model, branching, rotation and addition are most important qualities to make a model. In this model, we started to learn some basic information such as their relationship between each other.

In the second model(variation-I), we were expected to create variation of first model. In the model, we just focused on relationship between elements. I wanted to remark particular parts which had relation in terms of horizontality-verticality, volumetric and geometrical.

After learned relationship, volumetric effects..etc. we were given to model 3( Variation-II). This model was variation of mode-2. In this model we used stick and planar form element together. There are three main parts in the model. The reason is that to show parts’ relations between them easily. These are linear, planar and merging parts. I stretched and used more planar elements in the planar part to emphasis it. The linear part has relation between each other in terms of proportions and measurement and the third part(merging part) I purposed to acquire stronger relation between linear and planar elements. On the other hand, as a whole I wanted to stronger effect ,so I eliminated some parts. With this way I created density in other particular parts. Especially, I gave importance to do not use  limited volume in every sides, so I tried to make different volumetric effect in each side.

After made this model, we were given two words each of us to apply them to new model. My words are juxtaposition and amplified, but I just chose juxtaposition. I want to tell why I’ve chosen to this word. Actually, juxtaposition is difficult to understand obviously. However, when I started to search the word, I noticed that juxtaposition is everywhere in our lives. Then, I looked at my previous model and noticed that there are more than one juxtaposition, but it was not seen clearly, so I decided to remark juxtapositional areas more. Before the model we made small model expressed the word. We expected how we achieved this in the model. In the small model I used curve and linear things together so they create juxtapositional areas with together. Each of them do not lose their characteristic qualities and they bring them together. And then, pre-jury came and we prepared a diagram for new model. I thought that using linear and planar element together and also I gained to remark their characteristic qualities more. However, during the jury, my professors said that I should concentrate on volume, also I shouldn’t think the juxtaposition in terms of elements. After the pre-jury I thought my critics and decided to apply as volume to this word.

In my new model(variation-III), I created a new variation of model-III. For the juxtaposed part, I want to tell how I have achieved them. I decided to separate parts which has different characteristic qualities. Therefore, I used planar elements and made up linear and planar parts. Group seen like linear was stretched more, and planar group was made bigger to feel more planar. With this way I divided two parts. Its main purpose is to remark juxtapositional volume between them and in the middle of the model I used linear and planar elements together and acquired juxtapositional volume in there. I used a lot of linear and planar elements together and revealed different juxtapositional volume.  On the other hand, we were given an opportunities to make mass, so I thought to use massive area in the juxtapositional area to remark it more and  I decided to use mass just on the linear elements. In this new model, we were given a new material(transparency) to used on it, but it is not using an element. My professor said that you should use the new material as a language of your model. I decided to use transparency material to divide some volumes. For instance, A planar element divides two different volume in the model and I used transparency instead of the planar element with this way, I acquired three different juxtapositional volume and strong volume.


Basic Observations

I read Basic Observations from Experiencing Architecture which was written by Steen Eiler Rasmussen. At the beginning, he defined that architecture is not just together with fine art. Art is only one thing for architecture. Architecture includes harmony of plans, sections, elevations each other to be concerned by him/her and he thinks them as a whole. Making limit and being understand are so strong concept for architecture. It works with most of fields of art together so unlike other occupation, it is very comprehensive. When looking at the architectural art, we can see that generally it is a functional art because painters and sculptures do their arts for art, but architects do their arts for human beings and solving a practical problem. That is to say that an architectural structure provide a suitable area and regulates it.


On the other hand, while the architect does it, he has comprehensive knowledge of all important qualities because truth can change for everybody. For instance, a design style which accepted as a truth according to that term can refuses in time. I agreed with this idea. Everything should evaluates in its own term. If architects design their buildings in harmony with its era, the design will live longer. I made think a sentence told by author. ” Details tell nothing essential about architecture, simply because the objects of all good architecture is to create integrated wholes.” Understanding architecture is not looking at just from the outside. we should be aware how it was designed and planed in a harmony. The structure is looked at as a whole and it is evaluated in all aspects.

A Break With The Theme

kjWe were expected to make a conceptual model and we were given 2 words for us and we searched and analysed it in terms of differet aspects. My words are juxtaposition and amplified, but i just chose JUXTAPOSITION to apply in my new model. Juxtaposition is the act of placing two entities in close proximity to each other. the use of the word juxtaposition is used to describe a sharp contrast between two things. By placing two positions, each with their own identity in close proximity to each other, their defining characteristics and differences stand out. Previously, i made a small model to define Juxtaposition. I used linear element and curve together and created new thing.

Quick Impression – 3

This was a so enjoyable time, but it was hard to hacthing because we had limited time for each picture also time was not enough for us. The studio became so dirty after this practise 🙂 In spite of that, it was goodfg

1. Therme Vals, Peter Zumthor, Switzerland, 1996

2. Danish Maritime Museum, Big Danmark, 2013

3. Biblioteca Municipal, Portugal, 2008

4. Salk Institute, Louis Kahn, California, 1965

5. Sancaklar Mosque, Emre Arolat, Architects, İstanbul 2012

6. Mirador MVRDV, Madrid, 2005



In the model we are expected to make up a model which include both of Variation-I and Structural frame. My model composes 3 main parts. These are Planar part, Linear part and merging part. In the planar area i streched to emphasis to this part. (the biggest part). Linear part have relation each other in terms of proportion and measurement. Also in the merging area, i changed direction of rotation to acquire stronger relation between linear and planar elements. I decided to seperate 3 parts to emphasis and remark each one part and with this wat i can show relation with each other easily.