PreJury | Library in Reference

Quote from assignment sheet;

“Start producing a design proposal for a library in reference. The proposal is expected to benefit from your analysis of primarily your own case studies and other additional examples that you want to include to the list of references. Your design methodology should be developed through design actions, which can be defined as:

Version / variation”

The first pre-jury of the period took place this week. The basic principle of the jury is that we create our own design with reference to the analysis. The basic principles of the project, based on the previous assignment, are based on reference and citation.

The quotation I received as a continuation of the ADS analysis is the “pods” architectural initiative of the Bishan Public Library. My references focused on the design of interiors. References for interior spaces;

Bibliotheca Alexandrina / Snøhetta

Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s gradual changing perception of interior space with the movement of my pods and interpreted by reference.



Biblioteca de España / Giancarlo Mazzant

I applied the principle of Biblioteca de España’s separation of functions with buildings in my own project. These areas; I designed the part where the pods were divided into concentration, the part that stands as a whole mass and the communication area.



The National Library of Sejong City / Samoo Architects

The National Library of Sejong City overlapping the top of the main space of the communication construction, I took the reference.


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 Sections / Main Space with overlap movement

My project

prejury maket

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Before PreJury

I designed the idea of ​​a terrace by changing the dimentions of the pods of the Bishan  Public Library from its elevantion facade. I wanted the light condition of the building to be completely provided from the roof. At the same time, the pods created new potential spaces for promotion by overlapping and shifting movements. I received comments on the need to create more defined spaces in critical pods.

Bishan Public Library / Look Architects

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International Contemporary Art Fair | ArtAnkara

Ankara is a city with a high level of participation in cultural events. The 5th International Contemporary Art Fair was held in Congresium. It was a very enjoyable fair.Fair; there were sculptures, pictures, three-dimensional and two-dimensional works as well as the studies of intensification. I like to share some of the works I liked very much and I found interesting.

Matthias Verginer / “Leap over the ostrich”



Uğural Gafuroğlu / “Boğazda Akşam Yemeği”

A new commentary on the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci 🙂


Designed by Platform A picture gallery, this artwork is made of plexiglass. The work that gave the impression of a miniature library was one of the most notable ones.



The Light

The fire, which is in the middle of the composition in perspective, has been transferred in a very light and very realistic way. The intensity of the light at the source and its gradual disintegration to the environment

Street lighting-reflection techniques

Deux Ex Machina


Erimtan Museum Trip | Ani

I attended an exhibition in Erimtan Archeology Museum. In this exhibition which is about the Ani Archaeological Site which is in the permanent list of UNESCO World Heritage Site. I felt like I went to Kars with amazing photos and felt like I had traveled there. Some of these photographs were taken by the famous photographer Ara Güler.

Kars, Central District within limits, located Ani Archaeological Site Turkey and Armenia border, early settlement until the 16th century, the Iron Age is continuous, medieval urbanism, a combination of all the wealth and diversity of development in terms of architecture and art can be seen a multicultural. The location of the Silk Road. The settlement, which started in İçkale in the 4th century, is important in terms of documenting the first example of the transition from the closed city model to the open city model.

The settlement of the settlement on the heavy trade axes led to the development of the city as a multicultural commercial center, which made the city a meeting point for Armenian, Georgian, Byzantine and Seljuk cultures. The architectural design ideas, construction materials and techniques and decoration details that emerged as a result of this mutual cultural interaction led to the formation of an Ani-specific architectural language that would later spread to the whole of Anatolia and the Caucasus. original architectural monuments were produced.

According to some architectural considerations, the architectural style of Ani is considered to be the birth of European Gothic Architecture.

Surp Amenap’rkich Church East and West Façade



Ebu’l Menuçehr Mosque

It is a structure that indicates the closeness between local Islam and Armenian architectural traditions. The mosque consists of a central area and a high minaret, both using the local tuff stone technique.


Virgins’ Monastery

This structure, located on a rocky slope, is dedicated to saints. The small conical dome with six apses plan is built on a high dome pulley with twelve sides. This type of “semi-open umbrella” style dome structure is quite common in Armenian architecture.


Horomos Monastery, Dome

The dome of the monastery reflects the important traditions of Armenian architecture. We see one of the best examples of Armenian embroidery.



Erimtan Museum


Case Study | ADS | Final

I would like to share the diagrams and drawings that I have created after the research and analysis stages of the ADS assignment that I have mentioned before. After these analyzes, some features that I take as reference and quotation will be continued with architectural approaches.

I have analyzed the architectural design of the building or the principles, how it is shaped by environmental factors and how different initiatives are designed according to other buildings.

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ARCH202 | Case Study

The second term of the new semester began to develop on research and reference concepts. We started to analyze the buildings given by adding our own interpretation. In our analyzes, we have drawn sketches of the points we found important or interesting in the building, together with important details such as the architects of the building and the date of construction. Well, which features should we pay attention to during the period?

Besides the distinctive spatial / architectural qualities that make each building unique, we should provide observations to other minor physical qualities of each building. For doing that we focus on themes like:

  • border conditions: boundaries, peripheries, enclosures, transparency, permeability
  • continuity & discontinuities: continuance of edges or surfaces, visual & other means of relating interior & exterior, relations with topography & landscape…
  • dominance: dominance of one part over others, spatial hierarchy & distribution…
  • motion & movement: the movement patterns inside and outside the building, spaces for circulation & spaces for meeting/gathering, paths connecting the building to its context…
  • interface: hinges, thresholds, edges; spaces for interconnection…
  • tectonics tectonic qualities of the building, choice of material, hinges, structural aspects…

We combine the information that we organize in a system called ADS. ADS means “Accordion Drawing Sketchbook” and we really gave the accordion shape. The structures that I need to investigate are as follows;

Atatürk Kitaplığı / Sedad Hakkı Eldem
Shiba Ryotaro Memorial Museum / Tadao Ando
Hunt Library / Snøhetta
Oodi Library / ALA / Finland
Bishan Public Library / LOOK Architects
The National Library of Sejong City / Samoo Architects
Freiburg University Library / Degelo Architects

And some notes and skecthes drawing by me;

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As An Architectural Phenomenon | FRONTALITY

Frontality  is an architectural concept with the aim of showing shapes or objects directly facing the viewer and pointing towards binary symmetry (a front view).
In frontal concepts, the person is directed directly to the entrance and the entire façade of the building is extended. When viewed from the outside of the building is a whole, it closed to lateral progress. Generally, it is defined as showing any façade, shapes, objects or scenes at an angle that is inclined to the viewer (at right angles to them or at right angles to them).

In addition to the concept of architecture, this concept, which is defined as a point or parallel perspective of the shapes, objects or scenes directed parallel to the painting and wall plane, can be seen especially in the art and architectural understanding of the Renaissance period.In the paintings drawn during the Renaissance period, two elements were highlighted. One is the perspective phenomenon, the other is the frontality that developed with this phenomenon. The artists who had the perfect perspective started to look for the perfect façade. This has played an important role in the development of the concept of frontality, which began in the framework of the art of Renaissance and later on under the influence of architecture.Another factor in the acceptance of primacy in the architectural field is that the lands where the Renaissance was born were not far from the Roman Architectural culture.

Leonardo da Vinci Last Supper


The buildings in Roman architecture usually had a culture based on the ability of the façade to form a splendid facade as much as possible.Structures were designed very high and close to exterior. Therefore, it was quite difficult to feel the interiors without entering the building or the building complex. It is possible to talk about the frontality because of the monumental doors designed for the building complexes, the entrance with the single axis and ornament of entrance façade.

We can more talk about the frontality ofcourse that’s why I give an example af frontality in architecture. We all know or hear the Pantheon that a very popular and clear building as an example of frontality. Well, what is Pantheon, why it so popular or what are the differences when we compare the others? Lets we recognize the Pantheon!


Pantheon was uilt for all the gods of Ancient Roman, this structure is a legacy of Roman architecture that has managed to survive until now. The Pantheon is a structure consisting of two main parts. One is the entrance section consisting of classical architectural elements, the other is the domed section which forms the main space of the building.

Pantheon, Rome

One facade of the Pantheon is clearly different from the others and the entrance to the building is provided from this front. The giant dome seen from the side and upper sections of the building cannot be felt on this front.On this façade, which is completely different from the other façades and provide entrance axis, it is defined as an elevated entrance with 16 monolithic  granite columns. This is the only facade where the columns are used. Also, pediment is used only this façade. Because of the fact that the entrance façade is designed in a different form, the interior is unpredictable, and there is only a single and special entrance, the Pantheon gives one of the best examples of the concept of frontality  in architecture. When we look at the eye of a facade of a person, it is impossible to notice the high dome of the building. This extraordinary dome, which we can only feel when we enter the building and the building, is an enormous property of the building.