For our course ARCH372, building technologies in architecture, we were given a set of climate types and building forms. We were asked to propose a piece of design that makes the best of this building type and weather in terms of sustainable design.
First we were to find a city with a corresponding weather condition and use the context for the building typology. My assigned climate was cold in winter, mild in summer and dry throughout the year. This was a very particular condition and it has been really hard for me to come up with an actual place that has these climatic extremities. But I managed to find a very special place located in the Swiss Alps and somehow it still managed to stay dry… The design response, my approach and research can be found in the poster I made for this midterm assignment.
*the very few I could visit or come across…
Or scale, as an initiator of screens? In this exercise we based on “screen”, I tried to discover the effect of scale using the screen in multiple occasions. With the help of key actions such as “multiplication” and “re-sizing”, I studied the relationship between what is called a screen, and the observer. All other details can be found in the study below.
Lodz is an ex-industrial city in central Poland in which there are numerous abandoned/working factories. Here is a photography series of a fun exploration day in a big abandoned textile factory. The city is also developing a new underground attitude, renewing industrial spaces as new urban meeting points. It’s also a city with famous murals everywhere. Therefore, the graffiti and some left-over industrial spaces become inevitable. I will be sharing a later post about the over-all observations and photos from this crazy city and explain my 5-month-experience in it. *I’m just working on it still, hang in there.
Here’s a video with a little trippy, artsy virtual world in it called Grand Yellow – On My Way directed by Akatre. Frankly, I don’t care for the music that much but the graphics themselves are good digital art.
Grand Yellow, “On My Way” from Akatre on Vimeo.
It’s mostly indie/pop music produced by Scandinavian artists. Contains some international hits as well as acoustic jams. I’ll try and update it regularly adding more of my favorites. Go and follow if you like 🙂