Aesthetics: i-D



ARCH302 Final Jury

Another semester came to an end and we have presented our projects for the last time in the jury. As I have mentioned before, this term’s project was taking place on the site of the old factory district of Eskişehir. The project was to design a 7000m2 complex near an existing registered building. Here are my final jury submissions:


Architect Interviews

In this post, I would like to introduce everyone to a youtube channel where you can find architectural documentary-style interviews. The channel belongs to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, a Danish museum near Copenhagen. I love the channel’s videos not only because they interview famous architects but also because it is very inspiring, professional and really interesting for people in the field. It is not very commercial like other documentaries about design that try to lure people from all fields. While it also keeps its tone not too scholar and boring.

When you are not in the mood for producing, it’s great to watch some of the talks and just be inspired. Whether it be an architectural solution or a style or strategies while working. By the way, there are, of course, other interviews and documentaries about various fields of art.

Here’s the link to the channel!

For example in this one, besides the interview itself, I really like Renzo Piano’s positive attitude and storytelling. Enjoy!

TEDU|MAUS Atelier No.01

This saturday, the Masters program of Architecture and Urban Studies (MAUS) in TEDU held a first of an atelier series named “Gelecek Ulus, Eski Kent’ten Yenişehir’e”. This atelier studies began with a walk in Ulus in the morning. The program consisted of three guided routes based on different outputs and guided by different instructors. I joined the walk lead by Prof. Dr. Ali Cengizkan, “Value of the Architectural Product“. We have mainly discussed different types of architectural value and why and how an architectural product can possess “value”. By looking at architectural products that make up the values of early republic times, we have observed the application of time and discussed the modern day applications on these products. We have observed the ways in which the product becomes either a historical value, the value of the old, a modern value, the value of the new, the value of the user and everything in-between. Sometimes through structures that have all or could have had all these values if there had been a different process of conservation or interpretation, and sometimes through structures that are perhaps considered to have none of these values. While also discussing how these values can be defined very differently and variously depending on the person defining it, too.

the aerial photo/map of the area and the list of building we visited on our route


In the meantime, our instructors shared with us different types of reading architectural products with a different perspective than just stating the period and archetypes as an art historian would. Check out the photos I took during the walk and follow the rest of the story below!

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