While looking at the archive, I found this; a recovered model of Süleymaniye from famous Ottoman architect Sinan. It was 2002, a part of my master thesis about the generative system of Sinan mosques (here). In order to understand the specific structural geometry of “baldaken”, I modeled some of the important Sinan mosques in Rhino 3.0, however Süleymaniye was modeled much more detailed in Autocad 2000. Unfortunately I lost some parts of it, the courtyard and minarets. The image shows MAX rendering of the complete version, I’ll upload that version […]


Under the dust of 10 years; revisiting my master thesis; This paper introduces a research about the Computer Aided Instruction (CAI) tool which is based on the master thesis of Tuğrul Yazar from Yıldız Technical University (YTU) Faculty of Architecture Computational Design Graduate Program (BOM). The thesis is named “Expert Systems for Architectural Education: The Expert System of Sinan Mosques” and completed in 2003 under the supervision of Dr. Birgül Çolakoğlu. YTU Department of Computer Engineering supported this research by assigning the graduation project of Ali Murat Akkan as programming the prototype software. The educational […]