Month: October 2014
This assignment was a “warm up” step for gathering some information on applications and interpretations of “dwelling” concept. 8 different designs and approaches were given as research topics for this study, buildings or complexes as Siedlung, Casbah_Bidonville, Lake Shore Drive Apartments, Unite D’Habitation, Habitat 67, BIG_The Mountain, Teğet Mimarlık_35. Sokak, TOKI Apartments.
It would take so long if i express every design one by one, but mainly i want to express about 2 special examples; Siedlung and D’Habitation. And i want to take your attention on especially Unite D’Habitation by Le Corbusier.
In the theme of “Unite D’Habitation, as expressed simply by it’s name too, we see a living unit which is enough to give answers to many responses (here response: needs) of people. The “living units” are not defined only one by one but they are indeed designed as a particular whole with markets, comminucation spaces, recreation spaces, library, roof garden and different designed stages for a concept of “Living Unit”. And i think, the main approach should be done as Corbusier did and achieved for the design of this complex structure.
The 5th semester in TEDUARCH has started for me this week, Tuesday (28th September). The concept of the first lesson was the main frame of this semestres course, “ARCH 301: Architectural Design III”.
As the structural program of this year, there seem 3 steps as project basis stages. These steps include the preparation steps (research series named as “Practices of dwelling”), Assignment 1: Field Study, Assignment 2: Program and Assignment 3:Interface, which will define the project basis step by step and make it progress easier.
Today, the first steps of the project (search on practices of dwelling and praparing a field study) are given. The main expectation from the approach is to be able to built a specific critical approach to the concept of “dwelling”.