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AY L İ N D İ K İ Ş Ç İ architect selected works (2019 - 2016)

A BOUT ME I am Aylin DikiĹ&#x;çi and I am a new graduate with bachelor degree in Architecture at Istanbul Technical University. I am a motivated and determined individual who is both creative and resourceful in the process of a design project. I look for new challenges to improve myself intellectually. I consider myself as an artistic person, so I see architecture as a balanced and interwind combination of art and design.
























A Y L İ N D İ K İ Ş Ç İ E D U C A T I O N Bachelor degree in Architecture

+90 537 515 80 74

09.2014 - 01.2019

Istanbul Technical University

GPA : 3.73

Maltepe / ISTANBUL

- High Honor List (2014 - 2018)

High School Education L A N G U A G E English

: Advanced / C1





A2 Level Native

09.2008 - 06.2013

Kadıköy Anadolu High School

E X P E R I E N C E Erginoğlu Çalışlar Architects

10.2019 - 11.2019

Intern Architect I N T E R E S T S

During this internship, I was able to participate in design processes of various projects held by the office such as the office design of Yemeksepeti.

Tahincioğlu / Nida Construction Drawing . Painting . Calligraphy . Side Flute . Ceramics . Writing . Travelling . Photograhy . Swimming . Chess . Origami . Meditation .

06.2018 - 07.2018

Intern Architect During this internship, I had the chance to experience the construction process of a mix-used project in Bomonti, Nidapark Bomonti.

tAMİRHANE Architects

06.2016 - 07.2016

Intern Architect Firm has been involved in a wide variety of design and restoration projects in Istanbul and abroad. I took part in the design of the Mor Çatı Studio project which was a housing design in Balat for Mor Çatı Foundation.

Istanbul Technical University Environment and Urban Planning R&D Unit Working Student


SOFTWARE SKILLS Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign AutoCad

Rhinoceros Sketch-Up Revit V-Ray

C O M P E T I T I O N S Arcbazar Moscow Apartment Design Competition

W O R K S H O P S 2019

There Was Something Workshop


Design -trak with Istanbul Performance Art

Honorable Mention

Public Buildings Design Competition

Lumion Keyshot Render Adobe Premiere MS Office

Manipulation Studio 2018


Demet Dinçer


Rönesans Designing Sustainable Future Competition


Superposed Surfaces Workshop


Turan Altıntaş





Architectural Design IV Project Featured in the Article on Arredemento Mimarlık ‘Beni Analiz Eder Misiniz Lütfen...’ by Irem Mollaahmetoğlu Architectural Design VII Project Published in the site ‘herewearch!’

R E F E R E N C E S Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Kahvecioğlu

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Emin Şalgamcıoğlu


SELECTED WORKS Ac a dem i c a l Proj ec ts & Com peti ti ons

01 M O V I S T


Jury : Hüseyin Kahvecioğlu , Melike Altınışık , Deniz Aslan, Mehmet Emin Şalgamcıoğlu , Funda Uz

The project site -where currently Doğuş Center occupies- is located in the area surrounded by Atatürk Oto Sanayi Site, in Maslak. By its characteristic, this area is a good fit for film studios, it is far enough from the city center to satisfy the isolation of studios; yet transportation is quite easy with any vehicle. The approach was to design an integrated community park inside the complex to enrich the relationship between the people and the film making experience. It is done with a mechanism using camera obscura, and creating interfaces for the public.

Project Area Analysis AOS surrounds the site and creates a characteristic due to its position. The side of the area that faces AOS is used for private functions of the film studios because of this. Considering the relationship tthe area and AOS, the projects brings something new to the area and creates a contrast. The transportation to the side is done from the south-east side, one reaches here first if the subway is used. So, this face becomes the part that will welcome people to the building. Also this face is on the same street with a important trade and shopping center called 42 Maslak, which is an attraction point that draws people to this area.

Sun & Wind Direction

AOS Employees

Other Employees

Vehicle Owners

House Owners

Camera Obscura Between the cinematography and architecture, there are differences and similarities. Both being practices of art, scenarios differs for these to practices. Cinamatographic scenarios are scripted, they are creations of fictions; they manipulate our reality and take us to another kind of reality. In spite of that, architectural scenarios are in everyday life and they involve the dynamics of the city itself. To mimic the cinematoprahic scenarios in an architectural structure, interfaces will function as manipulators of reality. Using space as a film strip, these areas connect these to notions by their special function. The interface spaces can be easily reached from the public park, so it is not private for film studios’ staff. Also this whole idea gives film staff isolated areas, and public can experience cinematograhic atmoshphere by not interfering with the film studio workers. Film production requires a great amount of privacy, that’s why it is important for the project.

Leveled Structure Relationships between the levels of the the structure is designed to increase the interaction between the film studios and public park. This interaction is achieved with the camera obscura principle. Interfaces between these areas offers new experiences for the users. People can walk on the green roof of the structure, hence experience all of the building structure. They can access to camera obscura interfaces from the green roof level which creates a new experiences creating space on their own. Level underground is for the accessibility of the dome film studios. Trucks for equipment can enter the underground level to reach the dome film studios. Also, there is a level that stands between the green roof and underground level. That level is open for public, it is an extension of the public park. Users can not enter the camera obscura interfaces from this level, but they can look to the underground level from the glass openings.

20 mm tiles 20 mm adhesive 50 mm mortar 3 mm protective layer 40 mm xps thermal insulation 3 mm protective layer 3 mm bituminous water ins. 50 mm mortar 300 mm prestressed concrete panel 1500 truss beam 50 mm cover tiles

20 mm linoleum 30 mm mortar 80 mm raft foundation 50 mm xps thermal insulation 3 mm bituminous water ins. 100 mm lean concrete 150 mm gravel compressed earth

20 mm linoleum 30 mm mortar 120 mm composite flooring 50 mm steel beam 30 mm suspended ceiling

10 mm epoxy 30 mm mortar 50 mm xps thermal insulation 100 mm reinforced concrete 800 mm raft foundation 100 mm protective concrete 3 mm bituminous water ins. 3 mm protective layer 100 mm protective concrete 100 mm lean concrete 150 mm gravel Compressed earth

Construction and Structure Green roof and other flooring levels required vast openings, that’s why steel structure with truss system was prefered. 150 cm thick truss beams create their own architectural character and identity. In the basement, usage of steel and concrete are combined Different intersections produce various layer combinations. Steel structure also ensures the flexible form that provides the passing routes between different green roof strips. It ıs very essential for the main objective of the design concept as it assures shared work mechanism of public park and the film studios. It holds the interfaces that provides this union.There are steps that provide safe walking areas where the slope gets steeper. Steel structure used throughout the complex, and film studios’ partitions are designed to be movable in order to unite two studio spaces. If needed, costumers and movie personal can use it as a wholesome space, or they can use it with the partition wall closed.

02 S T R O L L

ZONGULDAK RECREATIONAL CENTER Architectural Design VII Supervisor : HĂźseyin KahvecioÄ&#x;lu Stroll is located in the port area of Zonguldak, which is close to the city center. Zonguldak is a unique city with its history and urban identity. Its existence is highly associated with the mine that is excavated here, coal. In the early times of Republica era, needs of coal companies were given the prior importance. Then the transportational infrastructure was established. The growth continued with the establishments of ateliers, coal washers and power plants. Later on, urban structure concerning the needs of the people living in the city has started to be built. The construction of administrative buildings, educational facilities, health units, commercial buildings and dwellings / dormitories accelerated in the following period. The next goal of the architecture in Zonguldak should be building architecture with a more humanitarian approach.

Area Analysis Stroll is located in the port area of Zonguldak, which is close to the city center. Zonguldak is a unique city with its history and urban identity. Its existence is highly associated with the mine that is excavated here, coal. In the early times of Republica era, needs of coal companies were given the prior importance. Then the transportational infrastructure was established. The growth continued with the establishments of ateliers, coal washers and power plants. Later on, urban structure concerning the needs of the people living in the city has started to be built. The construction of administrative buildings, educational facilities, health units, commercial buildings and dwellings / dormitories accelerated in the following period. The next goal of the architecture in Zonguldak should be building architecture with a more humanitarian approach. The people living in the city must be center of the architecture. It has also been observed that in the interviews with people in Zonguldak, the people are generally unhappy and hopeless about their future. There is a negative perception of the future of the city. This situation needs to be changed. Stroll, offers the city an opportunity to change this perception.

Structure and Layers Promenad that has two stories, contains of cafe and restaurant units extending from the waterbreak’s original structure at the down floor, and shopping units in the upper floor. The openings in the first floor prevent the lower area from being lightless and dark. The walls between the shopping units are not constant. Thus, the structure is not divided into two by a single wall and does not remain unilateral. There are two large central areas that cut through these arcades. These middle areas may allow different functions. Exhibitions, fairs, workshops can be hosted in these areas. The needs of cafes and shopping units in the building can be provided with boats docked here. These central spaces are in a structure that cuts the rhythm. The promenad itself is vitalized with 3 elements, 2 shared open spaces and the final arrival point, event hall. Also the whole structure can attract activities, festivals and other events to this area, acting as a touristic and social attraction point/ landmark.

Design Phases While designing the route to the activity area, two levels were determined and the relations between these two layers were examined. The user browsing the shopping units in the upper floor should have given the sight of the sea. In the first phase, a structure with a gap, semi-open and semi-enclosed areas was designed from a wall separating the two sides. Then, a ramp was added over the top, allowing the panorama to be watched. The structure that carries the floor and the promenade are formed of steel units repeating in 10 meters.




19.15 m

11.65 m

7.00 m

2.00 m

03 BIOMASS AY VA L I K BIOMASS ENERGY PLANT Architectural Design VI Supervisor : Alper Ünlü, Mehmet Emin Şalgamcıoğlu Project area is in Ayvalık, Balıkesir; which holds great potential for biomass. Project is a biomass energy plant. The main idea of the project is based on its adaptation to the topography and surroundings. The energy plant shouldn’t be a massive block; but it must harmonize and repeat the nature around it. That’s why, it is embedded in the site. It takes advantage of different topographical heights of the site, and hides its mass. Adaptation to its surroundings and topography was the key point for the project. With its triangular shaped green roof, its mass suits its environmental context. The function of the project and the architectural approach goes hand in hand when this point is taken into consideration.

Adapting to Topography A large energy plant located close to city center, makes adaptation to its surroundings and topography its first aim. Spatial organization is based on the process of the production. Raw material comes to the plant from the northern side. It is kept in the raw material bunker. Then it is grinded via grinder, and it passes to the second bunker, which grinded material is kept. This material is ready for energy production process. Through conveyor, material goes to combustors. Energy is produced via trubines and converted to electricity. Then gas emissions go through stacks. On the western side, there are offices and administration. The entrance is on this side too. The Level difference is also used for the purpose of the adaptation. Level of the ground goes lower as the building’s circulation goes from the public entrance to private area of energy production.

administration offices social areas

energy production area


material bunker

conveyor Biomass Energy Production Biomass contains stored energy from the sun. Plants absorb the sun’s energy in a process called photosynthesis. When biomass is burned, the chemical energy in biomass is released as heat. Biomass can be burned directly or converted to liquid biofuels or biogas that can be burned as fuels.Energy from the sun is transferred and stored in plants. When the plants are cut or they die, wood chips, straw and other plant matter is delivered to the bunker . This is burned to heat water in a boiler to release heat energy (steam). The energy/power from the steam is directed to turbines with pipes. The steam turns a number of blades in the turbine and generators, which are made of coils and magnets. The charged magnetic fields produce electricity, which is sent to homes by cables. This process is analyzed to understand the spatial relationships and requirements for the building. Building’s scenario is created around this process.


electrical precipitator


04 HOUSING HEYBELİADA ENERGY EFFICIENT HOUSING IN HEYBELİADA Construction Project Supervisor : Alpin Köknel Yener, Seda Kaçel This housing unit for teachers is located in Heybeliada. The design wanted to be in a good relationship with its surroundings by the usage of material and its nature-friendly design concept. Sun shade louvres and trombe wall are for the control of heat and sunshine. Green roof and leveled garden allows more space for green and adapts to surrounding nature of the island.

Trombe Wall A masonry wall with good solar absorption characteristics is placed to the south direction. The wall is constructed behind a glazed facade that protects it from external conditions. Solar radiation that penetrates through the glazing will heat up the wall, and the radiation stored up in the wall will heat the interior.

Green Roof

Energy Efficiency Mechanisms Different types of energy consuming takes part of the life of the building and the user. From the process of the production of the building to the usage of it, energy comsumption can be reduced by smart solurions in architecture. Especially for a function like housing, this must not be ignored during the design process. In this apartment, sun shade louvres are used on two facades including the west and east facades. On the south facade, trombe wall is used to save energy for the heating of the housing units. Roof is a green roof, and used as a shared space by the users of the apartment. It also collects rainwater from the drainage filter in the green roof and gathers it to re use it as gray water.

Roof of the building inhabit a vegetation layer. This green roof provides saving the energy needed for heating and cooling of buildings, ny reducing the temperature fluctuations as they are wet green roofs absorb and store large amounts of heat. When dry, the green roof layers act as insulators reducing the flow of heat through the roof, and thus reduce the energy needed for cooling the interior of the building.

Water Collecting Water harvesting and green roof are very compatible with each other as green roofs are highly exposed to rainfall. Rainwater will gather in a tank and be filtered and stored this water for non drinking uses allowing us to make use of surface water before it taking up valuable space in our sewer systems.

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Green Roof Layers Planting layer growing medium layer filtration geotextile membrane drainage and strorage layer moisture barrier membrane root barrier layer roof concrete

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detail b

05 APARTMENT IN MOSCOW APARTMENT DESIGN Arcbazaar Competition Honorable Mention According to client’s request, two separate apartments would be combined. A two bedroom apartment is designed by careful analysis to the restrictions and infrastructure. The entrance to the apartment is given from the flat below. The upper balcony is merged to the master bedroom. Hall and the living room is divided by a partition wall. Television is also attached to it. An open kitchen layout is chosen. Bathrooms and the kitchen are beside shafts which is an advantage. Also, the balcony has a unit for plants, that area can be suitable for growing plants.

1 . Hall 2 . Living room 3 . Bathroom 4 . Laundry Room 5 . Kid’s Room 6 . Master Bedroom 7 . Bathroom 2


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06 MUNICIPILITY BUILDING RIZE Competiiton Project While determinating the concept of the project, social, economic, cultural changes in the area as well as on a largerscale, were analyzed. With designing sustainable buildings, the aim must be also providing the essential visual, spatial and enviromental properties of the building. Located in Rize, alongside a river, the municipility building is designed with environmental friendly principles like rainwater collecting and green roofs. Building has its empty spaces with full-empty spatial organization. This organization is leveled and is supported with green areas inside the building.

Structure and Climate When Rize’s climate is analyzed, rain is a characteristic property of this climate. Using this environmental interfaces, sustainable infrastructure is designed. For this purpose, considering the average annual rainfall of the area, a rainwater collecting unit is designed. The area was plotted with small rain ponds at the points and surrounding areas as rain walls, and the ponds formed by these rain walls were recycled and used to reduce the amount of water collected in the area. The slope is designed according to the needs of the rainwater collecting unit. With this, rainwater is recycled and one of the mos dominnat climatical charasteristic of the area is used as a sustainable tool.

Users and Eyesight The relationship between the road in front of the building and the municipiltiy itself formed three types of users ; user profile one: in their automobiles on the highway and observing the project with an average speed of 80 km/h, user profile two: walking on the coast and observing the project from there, user profile three: walking on the sidewailk of the road and observing the project. By uniting these users’ observation points, the building was oriented and layered. Because of the location of the project, in order not to isolate and alienate the building from its surroundings, green spaces and gardens on diffrenet levels play a significant role in the design. In the process of dividing the mass into smaller spaces, the configuration of the coast and the highway took an important part. Public / Private distinction was also made according to the closeness to the road. Public spaces are located near the highway, while the municipilty and service units are placed on the other side.

20.00 m

14.25 m

8.00 m 4.00 m

20.00 m

12.00 m 8.00 m


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