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3D Diagram

We were assigned to make 3D Diagram in the light of the given case study list (9 houses) and 2 phrases. You can see list of the case studies and the phrases I picked below.

Le Corbusier, Villa Curutchet / Argentina, 1949
Frederick Kiesler, Endless House / Unbuild, 1950
MVRDV, Balancing Barn / Suffolk, United Kingdom, 2010
Shigeru Ban, Wall-less House / Japan, 1997
Serhat Akbay, Bağevi, İzmir, 2000
Peter Eisenman, House II, 1968
Ahmet Alataş, ipera 25, İstanbul, 2011
Christian Kerez, House with a Missing Column / Zürich, 2014
Smiljan Radic, House for the Poem of the Right Angle / Chile, 2005

reading the material & narrow explosion

Instead of taking the meanings of phrases literarily, we were suppose to interpret them based on the given case studies. Here, the implied interpretation must be in a more abstract way. First, we need to understand, know, and analyze the houses very well so that we can able to find or build some relations between the houses and the phrases. These phrases are like initiators to guide us. They were relate to almost anything. Let’s see how did I interpret them?

The first phrase; reading the material. I thought that how materials are important pieces that may provide the basis for some integrated work, in the same way, I established an idea that the spatial organization is a needed material symbolically to design & produce a house. This association came to my mind when I perceived that each house is special with their own essential spatial configurations, and the spaces are organized under special characteristics. Yet, if we talk about THE material, then the spatial arrangement come into promience, I interpreted. Here, I thought the definition of the reading as apprehending the meaning. So, the phrase could sound like apprehending the spatial arrangement of houses.

The second phrase; narrow explosion. “One of Frederick Kiesler‘s main arguments for the derivation of the shape of Endless House is that it is based on a lighting system; a shape that would allow ample light to reach every corner of the room without being broken up by corners and interior walls of a conventional building.” On the other hand, there is absence of the windows on a lot of the facades of House for the Poem of the Right Angle, and the tubes on top of the house allow the light get into the interior. “There is a vast contrast in light levels throughout ‘House for the Poem of the Right Angle’ with some areas seemingly devoid of windows.”. “The interior spaces offer innovative plays on light and dark.” At the same time, there is Wall-less house for example, the abscence of walls allows the light to enter the house. There is no restriction (limitation) in light, so there is no privacy. By considering all these, I interpreted the word narrow as being limited in space. For example, the light to be limited in a space so that there occurs a maximization in the condition privacy. In this manner, this maximization, this increase represent the explosion.


While I am thinking how hard it is to overcome this all process of interpreation, a new challenge came: 3D Diagram! This time, I tried to express what I thought until now in a diagrammatic way, then made its model. Instead of modelling the each phrase separately, I wanted to bring them together in a common point. So, I made a new interpretation of what I interpreted (my goodness!!!!!).

These all explanations above made me think that while ‘reading the material’ makes sense as a gradual process, ‘narrow explosion’ is perceived as a sudden change. So, starting from the mark on the left side of the photograph, the dissolution of relations of triangles rotates clockwise, and this represent this gradual process & perceiving slowly. On the other hand, the start and the end part stands side by side, and this situation symbolizes the sudden & more rapid change compared to the other one. I hope it is visible.

If I am really overdo the make up, please let me know. Anyway, I think it is still better to be overfigurative! (too much to handle!!!!!!)

Diagrams of Experiment with Variations

The thing is trying to keep a lot of criterias constant as much as possible while introducing a variable with the changes in spaces. The space relations are important point for this work.

I will edit this post as long as I introduce new variations or find better way to express what I try to show or realize that I misunderstand something.

Diagram Work

Studio were divided into groups of 4 to chose a movie and work on it together. Each group member has chose a scene and anaylized that scene in terms of its spatial experiences. Later, we tried to make a diagram with the keywords which reflect the experiences of that chosen space.

The scene I chose from the movie “A Clockwork Orange”

My keywords: Expansion, Openness, Closeness, Transition Part.

diagram2The vertical dashed line on the middle represents transition part between left and right parts.

The both left and right parts are in an expanding manner but the difference between them is their lines’ horizontality, verticality and density.While that horizontality on the left part represents a different expansion, the verticality on the right side represents a different expansion. I mean, the expansion types of them is not same.

The horizontal, frequent and dense lines on the left expresses the closeness.

On the right, the lines’ dense is decreasing with the expansion. It shows openness and the openness is increasing progressively.



A New Step in Model Making

FotorCreated4How Copy, Move & Rotate turned into Blood, Sweat & Tears?..

I am just kidding… Not that much… 🙂 But, seems like I am sliding into darkness while working on these model making assignments. Where is modelling, there is confusion…

It will just take me some time to get used to it…

This time, we were supposed to apply copy, move & rotate operations to the planes, units and focus on variation concept.

Click here to see and read my all processes →