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Mardin Artuklu University, School of Architecture

Spring Term.16 | Design Studio 1

​Lead by Zeynep Atas, Tuba Bölük, Dilan Ozkan, Eda Soyal 

In this module, I taught 1st-year architecture students how to create a new pattern with the rules of shape grammar using artworks. Van Gogh, Dali, Giovanni, Chagal, Jeff Wall, Yves Klein, Boticelli were cut, evolved and translated together with mathematics. After the presentation of the shape grammar by myself and Can Uzun, the students drew and modelled with collage the pieces that can be seen on this page.

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2D Drawing and the transition of them into 3D models

In the same module, I taught the techniques of kitbashing and photorealistic renderings during this module to 2nd-year architecture students. Kitbashing, which began as a hobby, involves producing strange, imaginary objects by glueing physically unexpected arrangements of plastic pieces, using different and multiple model kits. This technique is mainly used by designers of science fiction films (Alien's creature, Star Wars' spaceships) to produce special effects. This Kitbashing process was the inspiration for my students in developing, two and three-dimensional complex forms through modelling software such as Rhinoceros and Maya. 


Production was achieved by manipulating, synthesising and arranging the selected parts in different ways as a result of boolean operations. The students used the skills of mental synthesis, spatial reasoning and imagery in the operation process. The resulting products were often rich in detail, difficult to name, unusual and in some cases grotesque. These renders produced by the students showed though the digital image may not be the original it can still look realistic.   

Renderings of the kitbashing exercise 

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