Category Archives: ARCH101 – Basics of Design

First Year Architecture Portfolio

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Poster for Final Jury

Jury Poster

You can not guess how much effort I spread for that poster. The Poster includes extra drawings except the ones we had to do and I have spent my daaysss to draw them but it was good in terms of they highlight the stragety of my project. I have had that meaningless diagram on the top right-hand corner my poster which makes me feel uncomfortable, butttt what’s done is done. 🙄 :mrgreen:


tumblr_o24lo8DgHs1rolkjro1_540I want to say #BOM DIA (good morning in Portuguese) to all of you by trying to connect the subject of that post and that nice morning! Good morninggg!!!!!

I am so happy to be chosen as Blog Of the Month and that was the subject of that post anndddd I wish you to have a nice dayyyy!



Where and How to Use Which Font Type?


From left, Archigram 3, London, 1963, Archigram 4, London, 1964, and Bau No. 1, Vienna, 1964.

I shared some ancient Architectural publications above and you can perceive how they are designed according to the context of those publications. At those days, what kind of font type was used, what kind of font type was popular? How those letters or words positioned? How was their proportions or sizes? Thickness and thinness can be used properly and so the words can be quickly and easily recognisable. Those are all changeable qualities and they can bring aesthetic appearence. Also, it is important to choose formal or professional or legible font types according to the context.

fffffThere are font types which has Serif or not. Generally, the font types which has Serif are found easy to read but at the same time, font types without Serif are found modern. There are also kinds of font types which are look like hand writing. Actually, there are many varieties.

It is a sample ofpublished Bauhaus Magazine in 1968 on the left. The geometrical forms of the letters are referring to the context of the magazine. We can associate the geometrical shapes to the letters’ circular or angular forms.



Jury Project

How did my first Jury go? Previously, I mentioned what I thought about it a little.

Also, you can check on my third model on this page in order to see where that project’s idea actually comes up. Now, it is time to explain what I did at this stage with the new defined operation tear+fold.

I was thinking on  what kind of strategy I can use on that project, while I was looking at the model which I am going to start from its specific stage. (I gave the link above.) I started out to apply something like reference lines because there was a certain horizontal and vertical lines at that previous model.

So, my strategy is developed in that way:

  • Making a reference line which looks like plus sign in order to keep the model in control but it is not supposed to be seen clearly that’s why they have some interruptions on them.
  • Putting my elements and units around that reference lines like branching.
  • Creating complex, rich variety, controlled relations!

My whole previous process contains a lot of variations and I used the same method in this stage. I produced, teared+folded my planes on the way, according to the my model’s needs.

Further, I searched for varied tear+fold types, I did a lot trials. While I was applying tear+fold operations I focused on creating different and various scales. In that way, I think I attained the complexity which is I search for.

By using the potential of tear+fold operation I used different type of relations, I intersected some planes. Also, I tried to put every plane consciously and find a supporter friend for each plane. My main aim was producing a whole model, I did not want any plane to be alone.

Good news, finally I moved away the idea of making every plane, unit aligned and I could explore the potential!