ÇAĞLA GÜRBAY PORTFOLIO
glassblower house Spring 2010
look in-out-for Fall 2010
visual arts school Spring 2011
wellness center Fall 2011
workshop installation competition
design museum Spring 2011
graduation installation Spring 2010
urban systems Spring 2011
phaeton shelter Fall 2011
wellness center Critic: Gudjon Thor Erlendsson, Nur Yavuz Site: Balçova, Izmir Year: Spring, 2010
In a three month studio period, we explored the application of biological understanding to digital architecture. “How nature can form a basis for our architectural solutions?” was the question which leads conceptual idea of the project. Sunflower is selected to discover its natural systems. The process started with researching the complex relation between sunflower and its environment. Heliotropic (orientation to sun) and hydrotropic (orientation to water) behavior of the plant constitute basis of the project. Digital tools such as Rhinoceros/ Grasshopper helped developing the process. Public Flow Tourist Flow Attraction Area
izmir harbour wellness center
Heliotropic behaviour of sunflower
INWARD SEED GROWTH
LEARNING FROM SUNFLOWER
Seeds of outside start growing first so building programme grow, get an height from outside to inside and create inward/private sensed building.
Points of programme
TROPISM TO PARAMETER
Tropism towards attraction points
INWARD BUILDING GROWTH
Rooting towards needs for sustaining
Nurbs cells (slabs)
Points of edge from tropism definition Distance from midpoint to each point of programme Midpoint
Vector Z F(x)= x/2
Vectors from a midpoint to center of each space.
Distrubution of slabsâ€™ height
BUBBLE DIAGRAM THROUGH PUBLIC CIRCULATION BUBBLE DIAGRAM THROUGH TOURIST CIRCULATION 10
waiting area pilates room
(entrance to turkish bath) instructor room
changing room calidarium
(turkish bath/ women)
(entrance to turkish bath)
(turkish bath/ men)
calidarium (turkish bath/ women)
massage massage room room
h bath/ men)
TOURIST CIRCULATION office
(entrance to turkish bath)
massage massage room room
entrance/ wellness shop
Alternatives by rotating roof surfaces according to sun vector of Izmir (latitude: 38°25’N, longitude: 27°08’E)
Hour 4:00 pm
(with circulation analysis)
Roof oriented at 4 pm. is selected; suitable for protection from heat and radiation while open to view and daylight
Paths are dead ends. Lots of spaces unconnected. Entrance from harbour is closed to approach of passengers.
Circulation is continuous. After deleting the walls on the bridge part, passenger and public ways are connected. Approach from both city and harbour side is appropriate.
Walls are narrow to bear the loads. They are not closed enough to provide privacy in a wellness center kind of building.
* Roof study is done via Grasshopper definition by Ted Ngai developed from “SPA algoritm”. University of Oregon
route continues behind turkish bath
Route Section AA
Central massage platform in a turkish bath Traditionally this is where bride get washed and have celebration with music and foods before marriage.
OF VISUAL STORYTELLING
visual arts school Critic: Özlem Akın, Clarissa Ersoy, Ömer Çaparti Site: Balçova, Izmir Year: Spring, 2010
In a two month studio period, visual storytelling experience is explored. The design is emphasized on material usage because architecture becomes part of real world through materials. Specific quality of a material in specific organisation describes architectural environment. The site is located on a streep slope. To ease public circulation through site, the slope is converted to straight vertical passage. Verticality of the experience is focused by material usage; transparent glass and massive concrete create contrast and streghten the effect of verticality of the experience from entrance to exit.
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graphic design classroom
Classrooms are raised from the ground to gain privacy. Also seating arrangement enables both a hierarchy between tutor and student and at the same time creates comfortable and intimate area to communicate. painting area
Graphic design classroom has an exhibition area with a translucent panel because designers aim to display their output to everyone. Also the seating organisation enables an intimate conversation space to develop design ideas. photography studio
Cinema seating arrangement is like that of an amphi- theatre. The screen is not attached to back wall but has a void to enable passage of audience. By translucent quality of screen, people passing behind the screen can be perceived and interact with the hall. In the photography studio, there is a height difference between painting area. The level difference creates two uses for one element, the floor of painting area turns to a table for photography room. cinema
the gate Critic: Özlem Akın, Clarissa Mendez, Ömer Çaparti Site: Alsancak, Izmir Year: Spring, 2010
The study started with a survey on a tower which is viaducts at Alsancak. In a two month studio period we explore the relationship of structure and structural expression to built form. For this study, we documented existing structure and analyse the relationship of their structures to their form. A series of “formal distortions” provided the basis for a reconsideration of structure. The resulting building is utilized as a transit node, a gate. By using digital media, we explore the nature of structure using the flexibility of digital software and create a number of options from we choose one to deal.
Drawing viaduct with standard dimensions
Modeling viaduct on 3ds Max
Analysing and seperating structural elements
Deformation of viaduct with modifiers: compression and stretching
LOOK IN- OUT- FOR
look in- out- for
detail to a space
Critic: Özlem Akın, Clarissa Mendez, Ömer Çaparti Site: Beyazıt, Istanbul Year: Fall, 2010
In a two month studio period we made site visit to Beyazıt Square, Istanbul and analyse ground texture of the site in detail to set up a new topography for the proposal. The proposal is a pathway which enables interaction between main street and square. Through that process the journey is stregthened with looking in, looking out and looking for spaces/ paths. In design process, main concerns are to make site accessible, develope experience and alternate access to square.
a path to enter/ exit
5 times (height) exaggerated ground texture of the site as definer of 2d programme organisation pattern. Folie design is evolved from model study of movement through space. Folie defines section layout of the building.
Dividing spaces according to new topography which sets up the base.
Rotate pieces from 2d top view in x or y axis to outline height relation of future building and programmes
Sections from folie were merged perpendicular to vertical height outline
Desiding heights for both slab references and form- finding of mass study (graphite and colored pencil on 200gr. paper)
Perspective rendering of mass study (graphite and colored pencil on 200gr. paper)
SECTION AA (section model)
A Section study was a focus point of the project because of the folie technique. Taking sections of folie and apply them to vertified plan drawings are the way through formfinding. Perception of spaces are designed according to looking in, out and for concepts. - Increasing slope of ceiling LOOK IN - Spaces are hidden to streghten searching activity LOOK FOR - Floor level decreases to enable â€œlooking inâ€? to space LOOK OUT
Glassblower House Site
glassblower house Critic: Erguvan Ünal Site: Sandıma, Bodrum Year: Spring 2010
Creating space creating as concept for creating a space for people who create. In one and a half month studio period we made site visit to Sandıma Village and experienced surveying. Programme of building started by exploring what a glassblower does and his/ her needs for daily and professional life. As a design concept, the exhibition of art works and also production are at main focus. Thus, living area is sub-ordinate opposed to the exhibition structure which is the roof that continues through the whole site.
Roof structure for reflection of glassblower’s work to ground
Site Pedestrian Density Phaeton Route
phaeton shelter Critic: Gudjon Thor Erledsson Site: Alsancak, Izmir Year: Fall, 2011
In a two week workshop period, the aim was learning the digital tools; Rhinoceros/ Grasshopper. The design is a shelter for phaeton horses on the Kordon, Izmir. Phaeton is a popular cultural element of Izmir. The main purpose of the vehicle is not transportation but sightseeing Kordon. The theme follow the sun and view as parameters leading design strategy. The location is central public space of Kordon. Thus, the structure should provide shadow and view at same time. The workshop forces experimentation and pushing the boundaries of the digital tools. The question also dealed with was â€œCan they be used for manufacturing?â€? As an answer, the model is done by laser-cutter.
Minimized row system for phaetons
The aim of the structure is to disable sunlight transmission while enabling view. Extrusion of the surfaces are according to provide protection from sunlight. Thus, the extrusion is in xy- axis. As a result structural elements are slender from side views.
SOUTH EASTERN ELEVATION
GRASSHOPPER DEFINITION LOGIC Dividing the rhino surface to subsurfaces
Find point and edges to combine. Then offset the width to give thickness of the material
Create new lines intersect without extention and extrude the surfaces in according to the distance of the subsurface edge points to one point
touristic stratification district situations
Critic: Phu Duong, Christopher Kroner Year: Fall, 2011
In a two week workshop period we exercise how we, as city dwellers, encounter the city of Izmir. In collaborative group, we engaged city and touristic potential. Analysing transportation possibilities and existing touristic attractions as district situations was focus of the project. As a team, we revealed the various relationships of analysis to illustrate physical, temporal and experiential dimensions of urban systems. The project is a box of graphics showing analysis of transportation, touristic spaces and their density in a specific time period at each different sides. When looking perpendicularly to a side of the box including top, you see one analysis. Sketches to decide graphicsâ€™ contents on sides
Izmir City Map Season - Location Graph
Density - Time Graph
From top view of the graphs, the city map can be observed
Graph of transportation mediums used by tourists usage density in time Ferry
Graph of districts’ seasonal touristic population (which district is visited in which season most)
GRADUATIONINSTALLATION EXHIBITION architecture department installation Team Leader: Gudjon Thor Erledsson Site: Izmir University of Economics Year: Spring, 2010
The installation takes two days. The multi- functional structure consists of a seat, a table and a shade element at the entrance. The aim was attracting visitors who came for graduation exhibition. Basically, there are two type of pieces. They are a stick and more rectangular wood piece. By joining them adjucent to other in specific angle, one row was constructed. The sticks are joining elements and riser for rectangular piece. The form is following a swarm effect which is meaningful when its the common behavior of visitors.
FLOW DIAGRAM 40
tunderstorm Site: Balรงova, Izmir Year: Spring, 2011
The project was about renovating an existing warehouse and turning it into a design museum for Fine Arts& Design Faculty of Izmir University of Economics. Conceptual strategy was to give the reference of existing underground floors from ground level. The building pulls people in like tunderstorm. Like eye of storm, it focuses and leads people to underground floors.
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