June 2012

2012_06_28-grup6-th

İstanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Architecture Basic Design II Spring 2012 undergraduate studio* group 6 includes both a geometric exploration and material research. They examined various formal alternatives, using wooden sticks and plastic tie wrap connectors. After these experiments, they’ve constructed a 1:1 material system spanning 4 meters in length and 2 meters in height, using 2.5km of wooden sticks and 18.000 tie wraps. This was an enormous effort to create such a spanning structure with small sticks. *Students: Aylin Özel, Bengisu Topanoğlu, Cansın Tanrıverdi, Duygu Kara, Esin Bilge Çelik, […]

2012_01_19-text-th

Here is an epistemological interpretation of the “new architecture” before millenium. These texts are interesting to read because of their predictions about today. …Lest this essay be taken as a rejection of modernism and as a nostalgic plea to return to some “paradise lost” predating the Scientific Revolution, it must be said that it would be foolish to deny the advances made in building science, and simply self-defeating to refuse to take advantage of the possibilities it opens up. Yet the advances of modern building science force upon us the […]

2012_06_26-poincare-th

This is my first attempt on representing a non-euclidean space. There are several representations of a non-euclidean space in euclidean means such as Beltrami-Klein or Klein, Poincare , Poincare half-plane and Weierstrass. Here, I tried to understand Poincare’s approach. Random straight lines are drawn on a hypothetical hyperbolic space using a simulation of Poincare’s famous disk representation. Although here is a precise description of the disk and it’s construction, I used ready made arc component of Grasshopper3d, showing start and end points along with start and end tangent vectors pointing at the […]

2012_06_25_grup8-th

İstanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Architecture Basic Design II Spring 2012 undergraduate studio* group 8’s project is a metal surface construction. Group of first year design students were capable of designing, modeling, fabricating and assembling the structure with a good precision. After physical prototypes of the proposed spanning structure, they further experimented in rhinoceros and sent faces to plasma cutting and bending process. Finally, they assembled the faces with nails at the site. This was one of the good explorations for the basic design studio, 1:1 material system study. *Students: […]

2012_06_25-grup3-th

Below is the final project of group 3 at İstanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Architecture Basic Design II Spring 2012 undergraduate studio*. First photo shows students’ efforts on generating  formal variations. They studied much on this folding components and attaching them together to create surfaces. Their final surface spans nearly 2.5 meters in height. Forex is used as main material and they nailed them from faces.  The different sizes, shapes and orientations of the faces somehow create stasis within gaps. *Students: Aydan Ataç, Başak Akan, Damla İçyer, Dilara Akyürek, Gizem […]

2012_06_22_drops-th

Using SPM Vector Components developed by two talented people, Daniel Hambleton and Chris Walsh (website here), I’ve studied ways of displaying dynamic diagrams of form. I’ve modified an example file and found myself in a surprising  formal exploration. It’s like watching the clouds, giving them meaning like a sheep, a flower, a baby… Here is a link to Grasshopper file. Right click and save it to your computer (don’t left click it) [GHX: 0.8.0066: SPM Tools version: 0.1.0.3]. This needs SPM tools to be installed first and includes a timer component. To run the […]

2012_06_22_grup2-th

This is the final project of group 2 at İstanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Architecture Basic Design II Spring 2012 undergraduate studio*. 1:1 material system is constructed by two layers of tesselfations, triangular and hexagonal. They studied much for the connection detail and elaborated the structure to maintain stasis within a dynamic pose. They have used a Grasshopper definition (described here) to label and measure all of 800 rods into Excel. Very hard work, intellectually and physically has finished. Congratulations! Although the underlying geometric system is purely deterministic, small changes […]