selin demirci selected works
Welsh School of Archictecture, Cardiff University. MSc Environmental Design of Buildings. Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Final Grade: Has not been announced yet. Expected: Merit. Vice Chancellor Scholarship Student. Thesis: User-centred design through BIM. (on process) Related Modules: passive design, low carbon buildings, environmental design practice and application, climate comfort and energy. Skills gained: Energy performance analysis, passive design strategies, CFD&daylight analysis, occupant comfort investigation, collaborative working in an international environment, presentation skills, independent research.
University of Bologna, BArch-MArch joint degree. Bologna, Italy.
Erasmus exchange student. CGPA: 3,12/4.00 (equivalent to 2:1 honours) Related Modules: Environmental planning, lab-based building and architecture, lab-based course on town planning, lab-based architectural design. Skills gained: sufficient use of photoshop, intercultural competencies, developed international perspective for design ideas, improved personal management.
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Cankaya University, BSc in Architecture. Ankara/Turkey.
Scholarship holder and in deanâ€™s honour list for 3 years. CGPA: 3,23/4.00 (equivalent to 2:1 honours) Related Modules: Architectural design studio, green building certification systems, construction systems, architectural acoustics, building science, behaviour and analysis of structures, materials of architectural construction, technical drawing. Skills gained: architectural presentation, architectural design awareness, architectural plan solutions, software usage.
Kirkkonaklar Anatolian High School (A levels). Ankara/Turkey.
Science branch. CGPA: 76,72/100. Activities: Volunteered as a music intructor to students from turkish social service and children protection institution for 1 year. Played in the school music band for 2 years. Gained the ability of being sympathetic.
An environmental enthusiast with an architectural background. Eager to develop sustainable ideas for the built environment and gain as much valuable experience as possible both in personal life and in a friendly working environment. Keen pianist with the love of capturing beautiful travel photos and discovering the cultures.
Mertek Investment & Construction in Ankara/Turkey.
attended meetings with the clients, observed the procedures, gained commercial awareness, improved the 3D Visualization skills with using Sketch-Up, Revit, Adobe Photoshop and 3DS Max, and rendered the drawings, modelled the furnitures the client demanded.
Acipayam District Governorship in Denizli/Turkey.
joint project with Acipayam Municipality. A team consisted of architects,restorators and students were charged with the examination of the old prison and detention house for refunctioning. Measured, surveyed, drawn the building to assist the team, acquired cultural heritage knowledge, developed restoration skills.
Ulusal Construction Company in Ankara/Turkey.
helped the architects, attended the meetings with the construction team, reported the mistakes, observed the construction work on daily basis, worked closely with trim works chief on the 5000 person capacity residence project in Sinpas Altinoran Construction site.
Baraka Design Academy in Ankara/Turkey.
attended the lessons, taken notes to help make a lecture book as a student assistant, in order to discover the suitability of architectural studies in the future.
Erasmus+ Training Course Project in London, England, UK.
“Supporting Youth to Act Local Be Social” called awareness focused project to understand the needs of young people who can run any social action campaigns in order to overcome the issues affect them most. Sexuality, disability, citizenship, gender and race were the main oppressions that were touched upon.
Erasmus+, Youth Exchange Project in London, England, UK.
experiencing cultural influences on music and networking with young artists from different backgrounds through the project. Focused on diversity of music, shooted music videos expressing our cultural identity. Debated about the eﬀects of diversity of music on young people and society. Developed diversity awareness on the society.
European Volunteering Service(EVS) in Tirana, Albania.
short term volunteer in “Remove Disadvantages” project under NCCS. Taught English to children and played games with the children from roma community and the poor suburbs. Supported the hosting organization with activities for poor women, farmers. Designed brochures and banners for information campaings.
Kirkkonaklar Anatolian High School Voluntary Team
volunteered as a music intructor to students from turkish social service and children protection institution for 1 year. Given weekly music classes to the children in order to improve their ability to play an instrument. After one year, they performed what they gained.
Energy Efficient Building Design Competition
the competition was held by Ministry of Environment and Urbanization of Republic of Turkey. New Residential building that reflects the energy eﬀiciency standards design category was chosen by our group. Ankara, Turkey was chosen as the site. Received the 3rd prize through sustainable building materials, innovative ideas used as a energy generator and the unique design.
Classical Music Competition in Piano Branch
received the 1st prize from National Education Directorate, for performing the opus demanded.
Net Zero Energy Building Design in Navarra, Spain.
an office building was designed by our team for University of Navarra Campus and achieved net zero energy by using building integrated PV panels, passive design strategies and smart systems under leadership of Mahadev Raman.
Adobe Photoshop, Intermediate Adobe Indesign, SketchUp.
Open Studio, Beginner Energy Plus, 3DS Max.
languages Turkish Native
English Fluent, IELTS: 6.5
Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Student membership. Society of Light and Lighting. 057714
Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA)
Chamber of Architects of Turkey - 62244
Zeki Yurtbay Design Awards Competition
ceramic tile design competition that had a theme as “Chaos and Order”. Designed a tile can be used in bathrooms and kitchens, inspired by the golden ratio.
Lumion, Revit, Autocad, Advanced Design Builder, Microsoft Office.
Erasmus+ Youth Exchange Project in Vilkaviskis, Lithuania.
participated in debates including tolerence, refugee problems and the eﬀect of diﬀerent cultures on communication for one week.
Building Energy Modelling with Design Builder in Istanbul, Turkey.
a typical residential building was modelled on the software, outputs were analysed to interpret the energy consumption.
references Dr. Vicki Stevenson
Chartered Energy Engineer, MSc Course Leader. contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Gabriela Zapata-Lancaster
My master thesis supervisor. contact: email@example.com
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light and sound
sustainable residence wooden housing photographes
energy efficient building design competition ankara / turkey
date: 2016 fall project team: selin demirci, fuat sezen
life for its users?” was the main question to initiate the design problem. Therefore, roof constitutes the façade that was designed according to the organic form inspired by ants’ colonical life, folds up the building and creates a double layer façade which consists of octogonal, fotovoltaic sun panels, can move in axial motion to control the heat gaining, overspreads for 2500 m2 and tempered the
“Can an organic form building lead to create a sustainable
glass generates the roofage. In consideration of the movements in the social areas of the building were designed specially for the upholstery, responding to the moving loads on the upper layers and electricity
generating modules were placed.
Natural insulation materials were chosen to reduce using manufactured goods as far as possible. Compressed straws were used for interior walls, Alkers were chosen for the basement walls. Base of these materials were located in Turkey quite wide.
gypsum board 2 cm compressed straw 8 cm steel section 8 cm
gypsum board 2 cm
double bituminous coating 2 cm alker building blocks 35 cm
compressed straw 8 cm steel section 8 cm
gypsum board 2 cm
Prunus-Cerasifera named potted plants are suitable for the weather of Ankara, were used in South double facade. Also, air circulation was provided throughout the entire facade and the possible greenhouse effect that the shell would create was reduced. In winter, the facade system works like a heat gainer and make the interior spaces warmer. All the fotovoltaic panels create 284kw, is the total gain in an hour, 7 hours per day; 1500m2 sun-exposed area provides 2000kw energy. These semi-permeable, movable panels that were inspired
by Norman Foster and his 30st Mart Axe Tower in London.
Load-bearring system is heavy steel. Basement consists of steel and alker stone walls, other floor systems are only steel. Sustainability was also provided with steel and adobe
bricks that are extraordinary to put together in most of construction styles. Materials were used in construction were picked as recycle.
Energy Analysis Result
Annual Wind Rose (Speed Distribution)
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Annual Energy Use/Cost
Energy Analysis Result
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Energy Analysis Result
Annual Wind Rose (Frequency Distribution)
Monthly Design Data
Page 10 of 12 the energy consumption of a building It is cleared that can be easily reduced during early design process. There was a compromising to make about the building facade which allows high amount of sun exposure. During summer, especially for 4 months, due to the high sun exposure, energy consumption in order to cool down the building is excessive than expected.
Energy Analysis Result At the end, our project was chosen as in the 3rd place
because of Result its innovative approach. Energy Analysis
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Annual Temperature Bins
Page 5 of 12 Monthly Heating Load
Energy Use: Fuel
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Monthly Electricity Consumption
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Diurnal Weather Averages
Diurnal Weather Averages
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Monthly Peak Demand Monthly Fuel Consumption
Monthly Cooling Load
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Annual Wind Rose (Speed Distribution) Monthly Electricity Consumption
Monthly Fuel Consumption
urban design project bologna / italy
date: 2017 spring project team: selin demirci, yasemin demirel, blas moreno gavilรกn
poor access through the bridges to the park predominantly vast green area
little usage from the neighborhood
possible assembly areas
narrow pedestrian ways on the bridges
existing bicycle route
existing sport equipments
surrounding residential area
many blockages on bicycle roads abandoned areas around the river lack of reference points adjacent indistrual areas to the river
another bridge connection possibility for pedestrians between existing bridges continuous bicycle road integrated with other mobilities
areas with high possibility of flooding
existence of diďŹ€erent interest areas
rearranging the public destination of brownfields
environmental degradation for urban development
possilibility of enhancing the Emilia-Romagna ponente street
light and sound
concept project rimini / italy
date: 2017 spring project team: selin demirci, gosia trojnar, joanna rozbroj, selin demirci
The biggest park of Rimini that is not used so common because of lack of planning principles. The main idea was bringing a
new function to the park and make it as active as possible. The park was located in the middle of two rivers coming together before, so it is considered as stream bed. Water element should have been used to respect its possessed features and water and the crowd that are demanded was the main inspiration, therefore the concept was shaped as light and sound....
Its potential was used and organic and natural river
lines that may have been there before, were drawn. These lines were seperated from each other to create little paths between them. In this way, people could enjoy the nature with feeling it more. One of the buildings were placed in south side of the park, and was thought as a concert hall and recreational area. The other one was thought as temporary exhibition areas and cafes. Diagonal paths that divide the whole park into the small areas, also shorten the way between the buildings.
nicaea urban center
cultural center project iznik(nicaea) / turkey
date: 2015 fall project team: selin demirci
İznik which is very special to design a cultural center especially because of the excavation sites that are spreaded in entire city. Our site has an excavation The project location was in
site to still work on, so I wanted to think the excavation site and the cultural center as
a whole, also to bring the idea of
“fully accessible urban point” which aims:
approachable center from the every side of the city, making the lake view as enjoyable as possible from the whole an easily building,
and semi-open spaces, to have respectful and point HagiaSophia Church view, to create respectful town silhouette, wide spaces in the main building for the instructive activities to the residents.
vehicle-free urban space pedestrian and bicycle friendly environment to have a real cultural center with the workshops, temporary exhibitions, concerts, cafes, library...
wooden housing in emilia-romagna
construction project ravenna / italy
date: 2017 spring project team: selin demirci, andres garcia estevan, vasco custodio
balloon frame structural buildings that are limited at the both sides with bricks, were assumed locating in Emilia Romagna Region that has average 0c temperature in winter, 24c in summer and rainfall: Annualy 60-70 mm. The location, site lot and the brick walls that were placed on both sides of the building were given. So, our team wanted to create a void with subtracting the entrance and the balcony area. The void became a semi-open place works as veranda and tiny green areas. First of all, the need of the sun is thought. The region has the chance of getting the put to north and sud facades, the others are placed in the middle.
sunlight through the house in entire year except couple of months. So, most living areas are
The important point was avoiding summer light, taking the winter light as much as possible. Subtraction of the mass helped with the both side brick walls. They provided shade
areas. The house is programmed for 4 people and single family, with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 1 wc, 1 kitchen, 1 living room 1 winter garden and 2 balconies. mass
semi open areas