These are the images from scaled model testing of the Old Street Responsive Tower.
This is the second phase of the Responsive Tower interaction project. The design is refined into a kinetic cloud, that moves along a central pillar in accordance with different perception and communication levels. The appearance of the cloud is cyclical; it becomes visible/ invisible when the traffic movement starts and stops. The magnitude of the cloud is again defined by the volume of the surrounding vehicle population.
This is the initial proposal for the vacant space within the roundabout at the Old Street, London. The project aims to be an intervention according to the semiotic features of the site, as well as to the provocative relationships between the architecture and the occupants – in this case the deficiency of it.
This project acts responsively to the dynamics of the site, such as the traffic cycle and the pedestrian flow, in order to transform the void into a space amplifier. The speechless traffic island becomes an ambiguous communication node, signalling with smoke and light.
Architectural Project / Year III / 2010 Istanbul Technical University
Design is regarded as a powerful tool for transforming cities to global status. This has largely focused on the commissioning of few iconic buildings. However, such development needs to be supported by emphasizing practical urban requirements, social and environmental responsibilities and function over the image. Selected project is an ecological research and development park which aims to correspond the needs of this novel industry and also serves as a educational facility to raise the public awareness.
BSc Graduation Project / Year IV / 2011 Istanbul Technical University
Unprogrammed spaces provide rich potential for the crowded and complex cities that are difficult to manage. The urban fabric becomes vibrant and lively when exposed to dense activities of occupants and citizens. Unprogrammed space does not mean necessarily a space left empty for flexible uses, but rather that it can be transformed and improvised by the users. It is self-organizing and variable. Galata Bridge Museum and Mecidiyeköy Pavillion are both urban generators with different scales and purposes. One transforms a seaside park and a vacant bridge in a historical neighbourhood, while other one creates a focus point as a temporary structure at the most crowded intersection of the city.
Architectural Project / Year III / 2009 Istanbul Technical University
The label of the city determines its future development. Whether it portrays itself as a financial centre, a tourist destination or a city of culture is a significant issue that affects major public projects. The following proposal examines the problematic between the urgent infrastructural needs and qualitative cultural development.
Architectural Project / Year IV / 2010 Universität der Künste Berlin