İller Bankası Building (Axonometric, Ortographic Drawing and Diagram)

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The Iller Bankası’s building was design by Seyfi Arkan who is a successful and important  Turkish architect in Turkey. When we look at the history of ‘İller Bankası’, we see that this institution has important effect in Turkey. The main client of the building ‘Iller Bankası’ was founded in 1933 and its former name was ‘Belediyeler  Binası’.

When we analyze design qualities of  the building, using materials were attracted to me. Iller Bankası is one of the most interesting constructions in the Turkish architecture in terms of using materials. Seyfi Arkan used new and local materials in extend and intent surfaces of the building. Especially, Arkan used a new style of  Ankara stone which never seen before in extent surface of the building. Structure of three floors covered with stones and was made up by rectangular windows are different materials as well as in terms of usage from structure of ground floor. On the other hand, it is attracted attention that various ingredients like glass, bronze, marble and papier-mache used together in a meticulous craftsmanship in the entrance of the building. The first floor includes offices belonged to the Bank and the other floors designed a simple shape of ‘L’. Also ground floor was designed regressions and emptying with this way provided dynamism in the ground floor. When looking at as a whole, after the street facade of the building was figured so simple, Seyfi Arkan applied sort of circular lines never seen before in Ankara in order to enrich the lower part of the construction5. Arkan applied to it very successfully [1]. Plan of the ground floor has three different parts which placed in the centre  and these parts have hierarchy each other. İller Bankası building, which combines both the simplicity of the expression and richness of design, might be described as a very instructive example of the modernist approach[2]. The basement of the Bank building divided into vaults, cloakroom, workers restrooms, a woodshed, bank archives, apartment store, and a gas shelter. Both ground and the first floor belong to the bank, the second floor to the Directorate of Public Works and also the third floor has been planned for housing[3]. On the other side, the top floors were used order of windows and covering of Ankara stones verticality while horizontal and circular lines dominate in the ground floor and also main entrance was emphasized with used semicircle.

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.



Collage I-II (ARCH 111)

In this assignment , we selected two pages with different visual qualities.  one of them has to be only text and other page is only image. Then, i organised according to some qualities..(balance, hierarchy, alignment..etc. and also we have to use horizontal or vertical pieces for the poster. Geometrical ordering principle was given attention in order to recompose them.


Quick Impression-2

In this week, we tried a new method and we used band while making quick impression. Time was not enough for us because we cut the band as well as attach to the paper, but quick impression activities are entertaining time for me.


1. Peckham Library Alsop & Stormer, London, 2000

2. Şişli belediye binası, Boran EKİNCİ, İstanbul, 2013

3. Brasilia-OSCAR NIEMEYER, 1964

4. Cchurch of Light TADAO ANDO Ibrahim – 1989

5. Tu Delft Library mecanoo, Delft 2010

6.Jewish Museum, Daniel Libeskind, Berlin 2001