Category Archives: ARCH111 – Architectural Communication Techniques I

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:

Analysis of Annex Building for English Language Prepatory School of METU

I want to share my analysis for a METU building in many aspects.

Brief story of the building

The building has been commissioned by METU Development Department. The clients’ aim was to develop and improve the conditions of the campus of METU. They created new resources and put support behind, beside the purpose to raise education level, keep METU on the top of the list of most respected institutions continuously. The annex building for English Language Preparatory School of METU has been built in order to provide a new educational area for both University and the students.

IMG_2207The building has been produced in 2007 by Boran Ekinci from Boran Ekinci Architectural Office Melis Çankara, Nilay Arslan, Gülnur Arısalan.

Boran Ekinci was graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of METU in 1987. From 1989 to 1996 he continued his architectural projects at Ankara and Istanbul. He is now working on Boran Ekinci Limited Company at Istanbul. His projects have been published in both domestic and abroad. He is awarded and nominated with those projects.

METU’s Invited Competitions are help to see produced projects by creative architects for new planned METU buildings. Different ideas from various architects for same project are open up clients’ horizon but the jury remain same so the integrity of campus could stay same. Boran Ekinci Architectural Office won that competition for the annex building for English Language Preparatory School thanks to their appropriate projects and ideas. Continue reading


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!



Expressive Collage

I made a collage by superimposing two photos above. The aim was to discover new relations or express certain parts of the designby way of using photoshop techniques.

I decided on to color one plane which has a different applied tear+fold operation on it and I placed that colored plane part of photos close to each other. Together with different angles of photos, I think I could discover new relations.

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.



Axonometric Projection


It is Axonometric Projection of my Jury Project.

In that project, we draw everthing we see from top view as a plan. We used a colored pencil for plan in order to prevent  confusion.

Then, we created the part which is drawn with black pencil by using reference lines and measuring the length of planes.