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GRADUATION PROJECT 4th year 2nd semester 2018-2019 spring individual , academic



sections of possibilities TASK: Izmir is characterized by its coast and port since antiquity. Like many other port cities, Izmir has a tremendous archive to trace the story of how the global flow of people, goods, and ideas contributed to the evolution of multi-cultural societies. Coastal culture of Izmir, apart from the port, is another value of the city to address in terms of both life and spatial qualities. The project aims to translate such culture and archive into an architectural program -a city museum as an archive and a real public space –by considering its very special site conditions. The site is located at the corner of Izmir Alsancak Port and Pier (Passenger Hall), in between the Port/ Pier and Kordonboyu, and next to the Alsancak Train Station. It has a very substantial position to keep and extend this Coastal Culture within the new forms of Museum targeting not only to be an archive and exhibition hall, but also a contemporary public space as part of daily life and communing practices of the city. The goal is to discuss the museum as another gate to such culture and memory, a new PassPort for Izmir!

MOCO(museum of coastal life) aims is to trigger a process of consciousness of the city by revitalizing all the possible Izmir scenarios trough the sections taken from the city. The city is defined with the coast and formed around it so with the sections various possibilities of the coastal life and port can be experienced through the museum.; spaces will act like a panoramic path that juxtaposes Izmir as we know and the possibilities trough journey in the museum. Also, the museum should be a property of the community, it offers endless knowledge and should be able to gather people around. For those principles openness of the museum is important. The museum will act as a binder for Izmir by raising awareness and gathering around as a community to act.

before 1922 , the fire old harbour and bazaars

supervisor Prof. Dr. Ayşe Şentürer

population increased high-rise buildings on the coast /preserved buildings at backstreets

1938,Izmir city plan by Le Corbusier

Karşıyaka mass housings Highway passing from kordon

breakdown zones emerging around the port

new Izmir The winner plan has chaged while implementing

2011 Izmir city plan competition winner Johan Brandt

Collective memory This collage of a map of Izmir illustrates how different urban patterns come together in different sections through the city. This city is formed around water and it arises from the collective memory piling around it. The new museum of coastal life will take the visitors to a journey that allows them to interact with this collective memory.

Every road lead to the sea As a city formed around water IzmÄąr has a specialty. The coast acts as a central point and if you go with the flow you end dup on the coast.

Museum as a public space This project argues that museums have become key public spaces that, beyond hosting exhibitions, promote debates and dynamic activities for a wide variety of publics.

A Linear structure The structure differs from a usual museum building that has many perspectives with big galleries. That is because this is not just a museum building but it is a building that takes visitors to a one-way trip. That is designed to make the experience an augmented experience. A trip to IzmÄąr with the city itself as a background layer.

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wire mesh panels with led to create a media faรงade which create visuuals on museum slab faรงade as installations.


museum slab

the museum slab takes visitors to a different museum experience, it surrounds the site and creates an open area that welcomes visitors.


cores provide vertical circulation and diversify the continuous museum slab with spaces emerging around them.

ground level

the museum aims to become a public space that people spend time. The modifications(leveling) at the ground level creates a gathering atmosphere and offer different spaces to explore.

museum slab offices -administration

gift shop-cafe auditorium


pop-up exhibition archive

Here the section cutting ground-level vertically as it shows how museum slab surrounds the gathering spaces. Also, reuse of existing structures as a cafe that works with the auditorium and pops up the exhibition as glass tunnels passing trough the old structure and connecting to cores are shown.



temp. exh museum slab

temp. exh

temp. exh museum slab temp. exh

library media-tech archive


The cross-section presents how core elements and variety of spaces popping around them break the continuity of the museum slab to provide a sense of never-ending tunnel feeling. Also from this section, it can be seen that spaces are integrated vertically and horizontally and work together.

temp. exh archive


The permanent exhibition takes place at the museum slab as a path. Additionally along the core structures and spaces emerged around them are for temporary exhibitions and exhibitions with special requirements like controlled light, sound, etc.

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1 library 2 media-tech/archive 3 pop-up exhibition 4 auditorium 5 reflection pools


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These two systen sections show two conditions emerging in the museum; in the case it passes from a core or passes from the museum slab only. By comparing two different spatial organizations and possibilities can be observed s the multi-layered vertical spaces.

Quick sketches from the form finding process and diagrams illustrating the desired directions .



4th year 1st semester 2018-2019 fall collabration with one person


PLAGUE an attack towards destroying the planet TASK:Examine the potential symbiotic links between form, tectonics, materiality and natural/ living environments and how these should evolve in response to changing programmatic requirements in more sustainable urban conditions and agro production. The overall goal is to find new strategies for a society characterized by long term sustainability and to acquire knowledge and insights about architecture from a centric perspective; the relationship between an architectural organization and the ability to change over time and how nature/ landscape affects the design.

Rapid urbanization and increasing population made Beylerbeyi a chaotic neighborhood. Wealthy families built mansions by the Bosphorus as those lands are one of the most valuable ones in Istanbul. They built walls around their buildings. Lands were filling up so quickly that people lost their spaces to walk, relax, gather around. No one knew each other anymore. Some lands were forgotten, left neglected. Beylerbeyi stadium was one of them. The stadium is located at the top of Beylerbeyi, having one of the best views of Istanbul and is very accessible oriented between the historic neighborhood and the coast. It is being used by a local football team which can obviously train somewhere else which is a better facility. On the other hand, this land is promising for starting a new idea. The local community of Beylerbeyi conquered the land to start a movement. They settled there started urban farming and started building up space for their own. People who heard about it came to contribute as a volunteer. Scientists, architects, engineers everyone wanted to make it better. The idea spread like a plague. In the end, Beylerbeyi campus became the starting point of this movement, still works the same but also became an attractioÄą for agricultural tourism. supervisor Assoc.Prof.Ozan Ă–nder Ă–zener

ROLE IN PROJECT:Since we were two people the developement of the concept,design,programming and main decisions about visuals are done together. When it comes to present it modelling and visuals are done by myself and my groupmate worked on the plan drawings.

Beylerbeyi was surrounded by walls,no green left because the land is too valuable . That is why spaces that has a public area potential are mostly auto parking areas or goverments property. Habitants decided to do something to stop this and made a movement to resurrect Beylerbeyi

They occupied the stadium and settled there. In order to establish communal living as they produce themselves by doing agriculture.

The idea got stronger and bigger . It influenced many other people.A residential core designed with low-cost materials and provides living spaces within the occupied land

The land is divided into various plots for different activitied. Complex became the center of this movement called Plague and people visit here to learn, spend time,contribute, make research produce and more

Central potential The stadium was located one of the most valuable lands in Istanbul. Which is surrounded by an old neighbourhood.Also accessible from the coast and from public transport n foot. The new campus uses all this potential to become a collective space.


Since the campus is a very big plot that can be seen even from accros the sea, the structures are spreadded trying to be humble and inviting and dramatic at the same time.

Scale As designing spaces dwelling into the hillside and stretching over the plot volumes are divided and oriented differently to keep up with the human scale.

1 Bee farms


Boosts vegetable garden's production. Beewax, pollen, and propolis are also can be produced from bee farms.

2 Education hub

This part consists of spaces with educational spaces like workshops, libraries, areas for lectures and adjustable areas for educating people about urban agriculture.


3 Production hub


This part has research laboratories, maker lab, a bazaar to cook and sell the goods produced here. Some new farming techniques are being investigated here.

4 Educational lands

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Practice farms are for learning and trying what they learned.

5 Residential hub


It provides communal living spaces for the contributers.

6-9 Agricultural ponds

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7 Greenhouses

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Ponds can capture, store, and distribute water for a variety of agricultural purposes. They irrigate crops, support aquaculture, or provide water for livestock. A greenhouse stays warm inside, even during the winter. In the daytime, sunlight shines into the greenhouse and warms the plants and air inside.


8 Deck 8

There is a path for visitors to explore the complex which ends with the peak of the land. Looking from the deck visitors follow the movement at the complex from up above.

10-11 Woodshop and Industrial forest

Industrial forests are growing plants to use for infustrial purposes the consuption is calculated and enough trees are being grown as they being cut. This will be the first industrial forest in Turkeu. Starting small but hope is to influence others.

People can easily access to the social areas since every cacoon opens to the common spaces in the units. Paths also connect with cacoons and common spaces to avoid housebreak and allow people to gather around easier. While people spend time in the kitchenette area, outdoor paths create an opportunity for people who want to pass through between units without unwanted interruptions.therefore they provide privacy to everyone that accommodates here.

Thanks to cacoon units, it is possible to create spaces that can fit its behavior according to different necessities and also create minimal spaces to respond to the needs. Inside the units, people can fulfill their basic needs cheaper and easier during their accommodation, thanks to the need-based areas.

Portable cacoon units provide sleeping areas without occupying space thanks to its accordion shape which allows people to set up their living spaces easily.

passage connects grenhouses to the production hub

courtyard an open courtyard was designed to connect spaces vertically and offers a green area in the middle

food hall healthy fast-food bars offers tasty variations of a healthy lifestyle. market hall workshops and organic food market to encourage people

tubular passage connection between agricultural ponds and production hub terrace floor a public space for people to spend time and enjoy the complex with the view.

tubular passage social area at the food hall level this space is for people to relax and socialize

vertical circulation

agricultural pond

cacoons path connecting to units


connecting ramp connects workshops to woodshop worskops and maker lab structures that are used in the complex are being produced here research labs allows contributers to make research about organic and agricultural farming , encourage them t investigate new techniques.


courtyard tubular passage

woodshop path connecting to units

industrial forest growing plants for the complex

vertical circulation




3rd year 2nd semester individual work


STATIONACTION making space for water TASK: In this studio designing from a distance had practiced. The task was to project future visions in Moscow after constructivism with critical and creative imaginations and visionary positions. The project developed starting from getting to know Moscow in the light of constructivism and then forming a manifesto.

Water has always been the primary element of life. Everything had developed and spread around water. It became the main transportation and trade way despite its obscurity, The new technologies, brilliant engineering and new materials were mostly about crossing it over which can be observed by looking at all the bridges had built over the Moscow river. As a result of the researches and analyses, I have done about the Moscow river. Although it forms the city as it connects all the nodes, I have found out that there are limited relations with the river. By investigating local citizens online their insights were taken about city life. Additionally, by analyzing central points of Moscow trough the river, the location chosen was the one point which was creating a disconnection between the nodes and two sides of the river. At the chosen location I imagined a structure situated on, under, over, next to water as it connects two sides of the river and acts as a bridge. However, the only similarity it has with a bridge is connecting two sides. Unlike a bridge, users can experience different paths by choosing different variations. Also, it is connected to the cablecar and bike road in addition to the pedesterian. The main idea formed around deconstructing a bridge and creating nodes with different functions. After that secondary path created between the nodes creating the final form.

supervisor Prof. Dr. AyĹ&#x;e ĹžentĂźrer

-MANIFESTOMaking space with water The conception of architecture related to water is out of date and too simple. Sometimes it is all about giving views, especially in big cities. With the awareness of sustainability and the need for infrastructure, now architects and planners are searching for ways to squeeze these ideas in metropolitan areas where the meaning of water has changed. What is forgotten is the identity of the areas converted is mostly gone.

-What is the relationship between water and architecture and how can it have a meaningful relationship with different kinds of urban patterns?

-The potential of the river should be recognized concerning the nodes of the city

-The disconnection should be overcome and mus-The development of the riverside of Moscow deecovites should have their spare time back. pens the division, discrimination, gentrification in the city instead of creating an area to integrate the city. A different approach to infrastructure will evolve from the busy muscovites, transportation and le-Moscow river should become a link between the isure activities will collaborate with the river and nodes of the city instead of being a borderline work with the different patterns of Moscow.

The first stop of the station which specially designed to be used by differing user quantity. It offers different possible directions to decrease the density of people when there are too many people coming from an event at the stadium. Also, it takes visitors underwater making them see the underwater world of Moscow river By movable platforms inside the circle, there is an active area having different variations time to time

Station 2 is a market place with sellers coming with their mobile counters . There are also counters that cook. It is a market place on water.

Station 5 acts like a festival space with movable carnaval modules. Also dancing events, theatrs, open air cinema takes place here as well as performances.

Station 6 is the culture area considering the schools around. This station has a library, exhibition halls, study rooms and meeting rooms. Station 7 has a cable car station that connects to the state university above the hill.


CONSTRUCTION PROJECT 3rd year 2nd semester individual work


POST-DISASTER CENTER additive manufacturing with local materials

TASK: Designing a post-disaster facility or shelter on a chosen site by using 3d printing technologies. Many materials can be used in 3d printing and a compound mostly made from the earth can also be an option. In this project with local building materials of Ethiopia like bamboo and earth and building techniques like tatch, roofing is merged with 3d printing technologies. By using local materials and merging new construction technologies with traditional ones the comstructioĹn process became faster. Also using earth for the walls is better than concrete or steel in that climate since users won’t be able to provide the maintenance it needs however they know how to deal with thatch roofing and walls made from earth. It is an open building that consists of -three health clinics with medical storage which provides medicine to disaster victims. -a food supply storage -clean water taps and toilets -library and communication center -multi-purpose hall -public kitchen -semi-open social spaces By providing these the building aims to create a space that rehabilitates and supports people in a neighborhood that emerged after a disaster while creating a space to socialize after a traumatic situation.

supervisor Assoc.Prof.Emrah Acar

d=20 cm bamboo tie beam d=10 cm bamboo rafters d=5 cm bamboo laths (veritcal) bottom d=5 cm bamboo laths (horizontal) bottom d=5 cm bamboo laths (veritcal) top waterproofing membrane d=5 cm bamboo laths (horizontal) top thatching

Thatch Roofing with Bamboo

Thatching is the craft of building a roof with dry vegetation, layering the vegetation so as to shed water away from the inner roof. Since the bulk of the vegetation stays dry and is densely packed—trapping air—thatching also functions as insulation. It is a very old roofing method and has been used in both tropical and temperate climates.

Materials and Wall Section A compound composed of 25% of soil taken from the site (30%clay,40% silt and 30% sand) 40% from straw chopped rice, 25% rice husk and 10%hydraulic lime. The mixture has been mixed trough the use of wet pan mill, able to make the mixture homogeneos and workable.

The monolithic oils, wall printed in 3D was then finished internally with a shaving clay-lamina (RH40) smoothed and oiled with linseed.

public kitchen

multi-purpose area semi open social spaces gatherings, exhibitions food and donation supply storage and distrubition medical clinics medical and psychological support pharmaceutical warehouse and pharmacy supply storage and distribution

for workshops, presentations,lectures

library and communication center internet access, computers , books, newspapers,magazines

Crane Wasp

Crane WASP The Infinity 3d printer is a modular collaborative 3D printing system. It reinterprets the classic building cranes from a digital manufacturing point of view. It is composed of the main printer unit that can be assembled in different configurations depending on the printing area and therefore on the dimensions of the architectural structure to be calculated in 3d. The single module can work self-sufficiently by printing fluids of different kinds. Once you have a single module, you can expand it by adding traverses and printer arms, thus generating an infinite digital manufacturing system. It is not necessary to “cover” the entire area involved in the construction with the printing area of the WASP Cranes because they can be reconfigured and can advance with generative attitude depending on the growth and shape of the building. More WASP Cranes, when working together, have a potentially infinite printing area and can be set by the on-site operators following the evolution of the architectural project.

What is the thickness of printed layer,can it be changed? The dimensions of the standart cross-section of a printed layer is 2,5x2,5 cm , however it is an easily adjustable parameter, it all depends on the size of the cross section of the installed extruder

Wet spaces transferred prefabricated as a container and then integrated into the buildinf buy adding a mud layer over the exterior, so that the material maintainance is possible.

For interial sub-divisons bamboo used as complementary element.

ID Number:020150128

Student Name: Serra Şafak Kekl�k

Project Theme :Add�t�ve manufactur�ng of concrete �n emergenc�es

2018/2019 Fall Semester

Multi-purpose hall can be used as a place to give seminars, physical activity area like dancing or flexible workshop area.






With acoustical curtains the space can provide different acoustic properties
































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thatching d=5cm bamboo laths waterproofing membrane d=5cm bamboo laths vertical top d=5cm bamboo laths horizontal bottom d=5cm bamboo laths vertical bottom bamboo rafters bamboo tie beam 3d printed walls



anchoring to fix


bamboo column edge beam connection detail


wood piece

bamboo column foundation connection detail

metal plate

udent Name: Serra Şafak Kekl�k

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wood piece

ID Number:020150128 ID Number:020150128

2018/2019 Fall Semester 2018/2019 Fall Semester

2 cm terracota tiles 5cm screed waterprofing membrane 45 cm raft foundation 3cm protection screed waterproofing membrane vapor barrier 3cm protection screed 10cm lean concrete 15 cm blockage

Project Theme :Add�t�ve manufactur�ng of concrete �n emergenc�es Project Theme :Add�t�ve manufactur�ng of concrete �n emergenc�es


D1 and D2 illustrates bamboo connections in detail. Those connections are developed by me after researching implemented bamboo details that are used in similar applications.

thatching d=5cm bamboo laths waterproofing membrane d=5cm bamboo laths vertical top d=5cm bamboo laths horizontal bottom d=5cm bamboo laths vertical bottom bamboo rafters bamboo tie beam 3d printed walls

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Bamboo connection detail to connect two pieces

Bamboo connection detail for longer bamboo pieces.


3rd year 2nd semester individual work


HABITAT a space to breathe TASK: In a dense area like Beşiktaş after analyzing the Beşiktaş-Fındıklı coast, a site is chosen. The challenge was to form a space concerning the density of people, buildings and the historic background of beşiktaş. The site is located in the center and is used as a car park. Beşiktaş is an area where most students lived but because it is one of the central points of Istanbul by having the main stations of public transportation. Also, most of the best high schools and universities are located in Beşiktaş or near beşiktaş so besides living students also there are many students who spend their day in Beşiktaş. However, it is also an attraction point for tourists or to have leisure activities. The residential buildings have commercial ground floors mostly and the main streets are always crowded. It is almost impossible to walk during the busy hours. Habitat is a space to breathe in the center of dense, noisy, chaotic Beşiktaş. It works as a living space for students with social facilities like a library and an auditorium surrounded by cafes and bars.

supervisor Prof. Dr. Leman Figen Gül

gridshell creates an athmosphere

current layout

not covered in order the breathe over the trees

grid reflecting the regular order of the urban settlement

reconstruction This plot used to have a gridal plan according to the old maps and had height lmitation. In order to have an elevation wiith a rythtm recent buildings with no restrictions will be reconstrudtec according to old maps and photos.



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complex created by rotating and offsetting identical modules


h=13 m with commercial ground levels.

reconstruction of the grid reconstructing the regular urban settlement.




acoustic panels designed to have proper acoustic quality

flexible seating adjustable for different events nt de ngs u t s usi ho

trees being the center of rotation creates inner courtyards

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1 auditorium 2 changing rooms 3 fuaer 4 snack bar 5 reception 6-8 common kitchen 7 common laundary 9 exhibition 10 media-tech




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Student housing is the main program of this complex. With open courtyard, concert hall, library cafes and restaurants this area are intended to become a public space especially for students around BeĹ&#x;iktaĹ&#x;.

There are 3 types of rooms that all in the same module. Using the same module will be easier to build and the cost is less. The dimensions of the module are 5x15. Single rooms are 5x5 rooms and double rooms are the ones where 5x15 modules are shared by two students. Also, there are suites where the whole module is for one student.

cafe auditorium


fuaer fuaer

room common kitchen





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