Now, we are working on House, starting from the thingy and evolving towards aspects of a scenario that address relationship of the Thingy to spaces and subjects.

I am working to create a house for a family being three members. (2adults, 1 children and 1 elderly) The family being an art lovers want to live in suburban areas to be distant from the crowded city and become into the nature. They believe that living into the nature, give inspiration for art workings.

The concept of the house is ‘ live in the sunshine’. The house uses in all hours of a day actively, so daylight is the most important thing for the house. Based on this, I thought that a big opening that is heart of the house in the middle of the house enables the light in every part of the house equally. Also this opening volume creates accessibility between spaces and also create different surface experiences.

The living area is bigger than other parts because that’s where the people will spend most of their time, when not sleeping. The living area is divided two parts. First part is used place for family members to sit, read, draw, perform, play has become the center of the family life, so it is lower level to become more intimate. Second is the dining area.

thinking on the house still…

House: Rewind -The Thingy

After a short break, we started to study without a moment to spare! Our studies this term in the ARCH 202 Studio will be on the “house”. We will be trying to understand the concept of “house” as a fundamental architectural problem of complex relationships of multi-layered inputs. For this project, all the inputs that make up any house are reduced down to three basic categories and to the variations of their mutual relationships: subject, space and object.

First of all, we started with relationships between objects. We are expected to research into the varieties of possible relationships of some objects in the house. Do not think of these objects as furniture or accessories in a house. It should be thought  as “surface of use” that have relationship with each other. It is called “thingy”.  It should be thought on varieties and different usage of that ‘thingy’. I did some researches about the thingy in a house.


Thingy is as much as possible on built-in, including a thickly bench that runs the length of the living room and is a perfect place to stretch out with one of many books. Also different levels offer different experience and create privacy.

These surfaces of thingies enable some alternatives of daylight and occur level differences. They permit different usage of objects and it forms according to the human scale.


Ramirez Residence by Norman Millar Architects and Judith Sheine

Esherick House by Louis Kahn

The Houses of Louis Kahn (book)

House in Casavells by 05 AM Arquitectura


Survey Drawing (Relevé-Rölöve) in Cinnah 19


In previous week, we went to the Cinnah 19 (Architect’s Association 1927) and made measured drawing of the Roof. Each grup was assigned different Relevé. My group drew plan of the roof floor.

Before all of them, firstly there are a few essential items you need when you carry out a measured survey.

  1. Tape measure
  2. Lots of plotting paper
  3. Clipboard (A3 sized is enough)
  4. Camera
  5. Two or three colour pens

It goes without saying, this was not what it looks like. It forced us because we learned new technique to draw the plan in Autocad. The method we use to measure angles of strange shaped buildings is triangulation. We drew diagonal lines between corners and aquired a circle with this way and it was occured the walls, columns,etc..We learned a significant thing! Every one measurement has an importance for your drawing. Be careful!



Before the survey, I researched the measured building survey. The origin of word comes from French language “Relevé”. Relevé is an architectural scale drawing of an existing structure. It is a 2D drawings included plans, elevations, sections…It is used in restoration projects or to investigate the texture of the city. There are three kinds of Relevé in terms of usage and measurement. The first thing is drawing detailed plans. It is also important to know why you are measuring the building as this will determine how detailed your final drawings will need to be.

Before the measurement, it is looked around the entire building first, and understand layout where rooms, stairs…In the plan drawing, start from staircases as a centre of the building and you should develop the drawing around it. Also, don’t forget to measure ceiling heights, and if possible pick up the floor thickness (usually possible to do in a stair area), which will help with elevations and sections. Make a note of wall thicknesses, which will vary internally and externally. The hardest drawings are sections. Each floor draw clearly ( related each other) then, draw a section included the staircase. The easiest drawing is the elevation.