Lifli Oda: Strüktürel Mantığı Araştırmak

İstanbul Garanti Galeri’de gerçekleşen sergi, Lifli Strüktürler çalıştay serisinin sonucu üretildi. Araştırma sürecini galeriye taşıyan bu sergi ile lifli ve katkılı hazır beton ile çimentolu hibrid materyal gelişmeleri, birebir deney içeren yapısal araştıma süreçleri dışlaştırdı.

A process exhibition of experimentation in the Fibrous Structures research project by Tuşpa and Ecologic Studio at Garanti Gallery Istanbul

“Fibrous Structures” is an investigation into emergent properties of complex cementitious structures that are defined through the parameterization of organizational patterns and the implementation of a specific structural logic that uses filaments as base geometry. The design research process is based on the continuous feedback between the digital and the material experimentation, between the digital parametric exploration of complex fibrous assemblages and the large-scale physical prototyping of the resulting configuration. The ‘Fibrous Room’ installation stages a phase in the design research process bringing a full scale prototype into the exhibition space. The prototype is an assemblage of fibers defined through 3D operations into the 2D pattern grids found in Islamic art within a 3D structural logic, inspired from basket ‘weaving logic’.
The exhibited assemblage is an ‘extracted’ localized component sampled from within the virtual fibrous field. The exhibition stages the process therefore the built prototype will keep on evolving during exhibition time. In fact the opening features the fibrous structure with woven fibers solely while the concrete is poured one month later. By hosting the actual process, the exhibition brings the viewer in contact with the potential effects generated by the physical properties of super fluid self-compacting concrete when deployed in this novel composite configuration. The experience involves spatio-temporal variations during pouring phases, as well as physical analogue reorganization of the structural system.>
The curator Pelin Derviş positioned the gallery as a giant slider in the timeline of the project by courageously housing in a giant 1-1 prototype pouring experiment, turning the gallery into a workshop space.

Exhibition is a continuation of the Fibrous Structures Workshops 1 in İstanbul and Workshop 2 in London.

İstanbul Üniversitesi Sağlık Kampüsleri

Istanbul Üniversitesi Hastaneleri Çapa ve Cerrahpaşa alanları için suriçi bölgesini içeren veri toplama, görselleştirme ve değerlendirme kriterleri analizi. Her iki hastane kampüsünde de güncel şartlara uyum sağlayamayan eklemlenerek kaotik hal almış ve bakımı yeniden yapımından pahalıya gelen yapı stoğu, deprem faktörü ile de yeniden yapılmayı gerektiriyor. Bu rejenerasyon süreci öncesi yerdeğiştirme, ve veya yerinde yeniden yapılaşma olasılıklarında alanın çevreyle ilşikisi, eğitim ve tedavi süreclerinin kentsel etkileşim olanakları gibi kriterlerle alanlaarın değerlendirilmesi için bir avan rapor hazırlandı.

Criteria setting with data collection and information design to accompany decision making in the redevelopment of University campus areas.

Istanbul University is a networked campus but founded and mainly situated in suriçi peninsula. The eldest of the nation’s universities, its headquarters have been the site of many political scenes in the past and today is still a hotspot, in the midst of a high touristic traffic. The two hospital campuses of the university however are situated further west, and have attracted the most successful medical students in the country for decades. The buildings are eclectic, especially the site of Capa is chaotic for both the personnel and the patients. Today there is also spoken threat of earthquake, and the need for technological and functional renovation.It is a challenge to overcome certain misunderstandings and fake ideals of urbanization like those that shoveled major services outside the city in the early 90’s, or the thrust of touristic investments that level out urban vitality. Yet another challenge is to activate the thousands of employers and students into thinking on the issue and connect them in a synthetic action that will affect their lives. Finally the challenge is to formulate such a project in the bureacratic environment and political context taking financial incentives and social considerations. Tuspa’s work consists of information design in a short period of 3 weeks. Major goal was to specify criteria for the decision making process regarding the sites future. Comissioned by the rectorate of the university I worked with Emrah Kavlak, info designer. We were accompanied with a group of university members brought together to accumulate data directed by the university hospitals coordinator and the meetings were supervised by vice rector.The outcome of the work is shared with the Government Planning Office. The project is mainly negotiated on its financial strategies but is also strongly tied to the future of public health investments and policies of Ministry of Health.