FROM TEXTURE TO BUILDING ENVELOPE: A CONCEPTUAL DESIGN EXPERIENCE
Yıldız Technical University (TURKEY)
About this paper:
Conference name: 13th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-6 July, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:In the current age, where the architecture and design education are being reconsidered from multiple perspectives, conceptual thinking maintains its place and importance in order to keep up with the gains of the current century and a new modern change / transformation. The ambiguous area of architecture which is considered as a fertile field for design education, serves us various liminal products such as "architectural envelope", stands for the intersection between "inside" and "outside". Nowadays, discussions on architectural products are not only concrete, but also focus on building faces / facades or building envelopes both semantically and conceptually.
In this study, the new architectural envelope concept is addressed with the subject of "texture", one of the leading senses and design elements. Rather than the meaning of the individual elements that constitute the "Texture", which is the visual equivalent of the relationship between the perceiving subject and the perceived object, various methods such as repeating, derivation, duplication, knitting, embossing, punctuation, creating lines are used to create a holistic effect.
For this purpose; Yıldız Technical University Beşiktaş Campus, which is undoubtedly one of the qualified campuses with its historical and natural heritage in Istanbul, has been chosen for the texture study. In the workshop, the participants designed new building envelopes by various methods inspired by a texture from campus’ nature, not only by copying but also by internalizing the language of physical structure with verbal expressions. The new product, creating a tactile effect, contributes to the communication between interior and exterior spaces as a the formation of "architectural envelope". This texture study, which uses conceptual thinking as a tool, aims to transform the intersection between interior and exterior into a conceptual and symbolic means of expression.
Keywords: Texture, building envelope, conceptual thinking, concept, design education, design.