This is the introduction chapter of my latest paper presented at Nexus 2014 Conference, Ankara. The paper will be published in 2015 issue of Nexus Network Journal. Generative algorithms have been integrated to design in a sequential form where text-based scripting languages are accepted as mainstream tools. This approach to design scripting is originated to “control flow”, the dominating paradigm of programming languages. Methods of control flow eventually lead designers to seek for secondary syntactic mechanisms in order to control program states, such as iterations, branchings, and conditionals. Developing sequential executions […]

This is an interesting material project of this years computation-based Basic Design II studio. Students experienced a well-known structural system tensegrity, composed of cables, joint details and aluminium sticks. Although their overall macforom had serious problems, the exploratory process of this group was very successfull. *Students: Deniz Ağaoğlu, Fatma Sezgin, Serkan Ateş, Aysel Abasova, Kardelen Kıroğlu, Sedat Tolga Kalcıoğlu, İlayda Yörük, Nikol Sergici, Kıvılcım Dişli, Uğur Polat

Although it seems a safe-side technique for the 1:1 material study of the computation-based Basic Design II studio, this group managed to study the material very well so that the joint details are minimal and only 5 sticks came together in one joint. However they learnt that they should have span a greater distance with this system. *Students: Nur Seda Şahin, Yağmur Kocaman, Begüm Çakar, Batuhan Diyarbakırlı, Selahattin Başar, Suay Kayhan, Özge Miskioğlu, Derya Yapıcıoğlu, Işıl Terzioğlu

Here is another computation-based Basic Design II final project. It is made of paper tubes, joined angular by nuts and bolts in order to give the desired form. This group had serious problems with project development and exploration, but anyway they managed to finish this inspirational prototype. *Students: Abdullah Selim Buldu, Ecem Aksoy, Lachyn Tuliyeva, Neda Khorshidi, Selenay Geyik, Sevgi Yücel

This is a final project of Basic Design II, a study based on the formation methods of bambu sticks. Students worked at a bambu workshop and gained the essential knowledge in order to bend the sticks and build the 1:1 material system out of a shape that is supposed to be the armrest of a chair. Although their joint details and overall macroform had some problems, it is finished as an interesting experience. *Students: Yüsra Bayındır, Zeynep Dutipek, Dilara Heper, Selin Işıldar, Alperen Ekici, İlkben Topaç, Pelin Sezgin, İlkem Ege Sözbilir

This is the 299th post on I decided to test and update (if necessary) all the Grasshopper codes and Rhinoceros files in the site. Below is the list and links to all files, tested with new versions of the associated software. You can right-click and save these files to your computer. Grasshopper components labeled with “OLD” are replaced with new ones, and definition files are updated to version 0.9.0072. Also these updates are noted in the mentioned blog post. Blog Post File Required software / plug-ins Emergent Polygons [GHX:0.9.0072] […]

A mid-15th-century Ottoman recipe, mantı is filled with pounded lamb and crushed chickpeas, steamed, and served topped with yogurt mixed with crushed garlic and sprinkled with sumac. In modern Turkish cuisine, mantı is typically served topped with yogurt and garlic, and spiced with red pepper powder and melted butter, and with ground sumac and/or dried mint. Although there are many different variations of mantı in terms of shape and way of serving, the most praised type of mantı is known as Kayseri Mantısı, a special kind of mantı belong to Kayseri, […]

Another Turkish translation from my Phd. The paper is titled “CAD Smart Objects: Potentials and Limitations”, presented by Magdy Ibrahim, Robert Krawczyk and George Shcipporeit at 21st eCAADe Symposium in 2003. It is a brief introduction to today’s CAD and BIM concepts. You can find this paper at CuminCAD’s database. Below is the Turkish version, I translated in 2005: CAD SMART OBJECTS: POTENTIALS AND LIMITATIONS Magdy Ibrahim, Robert Krawczyk, George Shcipporeit Özet Yıllardır, BDT (bilgisayar destekli tasarım; Computer Aided Design: CAD) yazılımları, kullanıcı tarafından anlamlı semboller olarak yorumlanan ve dönüştürülen […]

This is my Turkish translation of 1997 article of Charles Jencks, “Nonlinear Architecture: New Science = New Architecture?”. Very short but cult text explains the emergence of a new technology-based architecture. Although very old, it is still an up-to-date discussion for computational design research. NON-LINEAR ARCHITECTURE: NEW SCIENCE = NEW ARCHITECTURE ? Charles Jencks Yüz yıldan beri pekçok mimar yeni oluşan yaşam koşullarının yeni bir mimarlığı doğuracağını söylemişlerdir. İronik olarak, bu söylemler Modernistler tarafından gelenekselleştirilmiş, ancak zaten bilinen söylemin bir başka biçimi olmaktan öteye geçememiştir. Dolayısıyla Mies’in, “Her Pazar sabahı […]

Third and the final outcome of the Animate Patterning workshop is coordinated by Mehmet Ali. Students tried to develop a kirigami-like surface animation (which is also a good solution to my one-servo question) while they studies numerous variations. They ended up with this panel, ready to be moved by arduino; The workshop is organized together with Mehmet Ali Altın and Fulya Akipek. Students are, Murat Akırmak, Gizem Ceyhanlıer, Cem Kıyak, Bartu Can, Tuğba Levent, Seda Orhan, Gizem Gümüşkaya, Yunus Emre Boz, Rana Arslan, Kadircan Avcı, Meryem Geçimli, Mehmet Özdurak, Ayşegül […]