Thursday, 30 October 2008

Conceal & Reveal- for YT and JC

This set of drawings demonstrates a rotational sequence of viewponts and reminds us of what is visible (and invisible) in the process.... magic! From Visual Explanations- Tufte.

The drawing of CUBE ( YT )


Study of different perforations.
The performation brings confusion in relising the quality of the material.

Study of different size of void in the cube.
The size of the holes defines the volume of the void in the cube.
Depend on the size of the void in the cubes its tranparancy can be controlled.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Monday, 27 October 2008

Scissors-Drawing 1

This first drawing stipulates my model's vertically-cut sections and is generated from detailed articulations of graphical response between the surface terrain and speculated inner dimensions.

Rock / Product

This plaster model is casted inside a foam mould. After the settlement of the plaster, with the aid of aceton I melted the mould and got this very thin shell wih another layer of coloured plaster inside.
The light conditions and the material qualities differ a lot between the outer and the inner shell of the plaster model.

The contrast of the two surfaces differ very apparently. while the inner shell is very smooth and reacting to the light in a very different way, the outer layer is because of its previous attachment to the foam mould, feels more rough.

An accident happened during the making of this plaster model which also lead me to have a very interesting result. One weak corner of the foam mould broke with the pressure of the water and started floating on the bottom corner of the box that I'm doing the casting in.
This accident caused the outer layer to spread into the supposively inner shell. (the image on the right)

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Rocks / Foam Moulds 02

One of the ideas I had was to have the cuts corresponding just like a puzzle forming a bigger object.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Rocks / Foam Moulds 01

This will be a part of photo + drawing page describing the development of the technique in order to get the "rock" mould to shape the plaster when it runs through.

I was interested in the spaces created by cross cutting and single angled colliding cuts.

Concrete and Lead

For this time the lead formwork is being used over and over by leaving some parts of it being assimilated with the concrete cast. Different forms of concrete chunks stick to each other, together with the lead sheet, creating small voids and cavities between them. 

Monday, 20 October 2008

Lead, Rubber, Concrete

Continuing my exploration on the potential of lead as a flexible formwork, the idea for this project is to cast layers of synthetic rubber and fast drying concrete in order to create different materials being articulated in the same mould. The malleable lead allows the formwork to have a transformation of complex surfaces. 

Sunday, 19 October 2008


This is an example for dividing Solid space through creating Void space (line shape). This is just for solid and void space. I am going to seperate solid space into different 4 materials and forms.
4 materials will be wood, metal, sand and resin. I know i need to try experiment. I will do it.
Tomorrow, I am going to upload the photo of model which is upgraded.

Stone / Foam Moulds

Twelve 70x70 mm foam cubes, all carved with different settings of heat and angle by the foam cutter. Different light conditions and spatial qualities can be observed on these twelve cubes.

The study aims to formally imitate the tectonic moves, the collision of tectonic plates. Overlapping voids let me get interesting light qualities in these spaces.
Although only a formal imitation is not a healthy way to explore the ukiyo-e image, I'm planning to do some more accidental cubes using different materials.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Rock / Studies

Here are the first digital studies to transform the image into a three dimensional block. From left to right you can see the volcanic mountain and after-explosion and the same form's representations in different languages.
Later, by mirroring the base and placing it over the base I get an interesting space in between.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Ukiyo-e / High Rocks by a Lake

Rocks, vegetation and water change in colour, size and strength in time.

In the painting, High Rocks by a Lake, the rocks are defined both in different colours and sizes according to their properties and their location when it’s observed in a certain perspective.

Oxidation, wind and water erosion, sunlight and earthquakes change the physical appearance of the nature.

This adaptation process is both predictable and unpredictable at the same time.

Even though these forces, chemical reactions all can be foreseen, the way they will happen can never be pictured by human.

The hundreds of different parameters of the nature’s system can be a very interesting exploration for the beginning of the year.

Exploration can be done through a series of applications using acidic liquids, melting materials or burning them on top of each other.

The unpredictable future of a material can open the door to an interesting research for an architectural project.

There is almost no flat surface in the painting. Dense tectonic moves and possibly the volcanic nature cause this. These forces can also be imitated in order to start an interesting study.

Compressing different sheet materials with different properties can be an interesting direction to follow.

Friday, 3 October 2008


Here are the images from which you will select just one. Try to find out about the artist and image and reflect upon the interpretion of qualities from the image in the first exercise.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Journey to the Floating World

Material Departures

This year we will embark upon a journey from material exploration towards large-scale tectonic fabrication. Using latent material properties as a catalyst, each individual will develop unique form and space making tools via iterative surface and volumetric explorations. The unit will develop a comprehensive catalogue of material operations and their associated patterns, effects and potentialities for collective use.

Ukiyo-e: Images of the Floating World

Ukiyo-e prints and books depicted social and cultural transformations in Japan with changing habitats and the transient effects of life on the move. The floating world was (and still is) a world of impermanence. Our ambition is to capture a sequence of spaces that encompass the fleeting condition of daily life, at the intersection of real and fictional worlds.

Alone in Kyoto

The unit will travel to Kyoto and embark upon specific journeys through the city, interacting with historic and culturally significant artefacts. Focus will be given to the recording of atmospheric conditions within each trajectory, through shifts in topography, scale, light and the effects of material transformation.

Journey Planner

Mapping techniques will be developed in order to navigate each route taken in a given context and the spaces and conditions encountered. Two and three-dimensional approaches will be developed to unravel inherently complex territories and topologies, to reframe specific site conditions for appraisal and future intervention.

Resting Place

Propositions will be developed for a hotel located along a specific path through the city of London. Reflecting upon existing typologies and situations, individual briefs will be formulated. The objective will be to create spatial conditions along the armature of the route, shifting and transforming in scale, condition and hierarchy. Large-scale sectional fabrications and detailed digital models and drawings will be constructed. Each will explore tailored spatial connections, bifurcations, adjacencies.