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Moderated @Computing Theories and Models in Architectural Design

I was the Moderator of Computing Theories and Models in Architectural Design Course, end of the term Symposium of the PhD Program at Istanbul Technical University today.

Computing Theories and Models in Arch



I gave a seminar titled “Material as the main driver of the design process” at the ITU Architectural Design Computing Graduate Program.

eCAADe 2013


My submission titled “Performance Based Pavilion Design” is accepted to the eCAADe 2013.


Pleased to announce that I recently finalized my PhD studies and have been awarded with a Doctoral Degree following my jury in February.

My thesis is titled “A Material-Based Integrated Computational Design Model in Architecture”.

Final Jury @MArch Design Studio


I was kindly invited and joined today to the Final Jury of the Master of Architecture (MArch) Design Studio / MTZ 513-MTZ 503E at Istanbul Technical University (ITU).

Different project clusters were focused on various locations of the site, Maslak Campus of ITU. The project brief consisted of rehabilitating the existing buildings, as well as proposing new extensions to them.


My lecture at Bilkent University


Seminar + Workshop “Design through Systems Thinking Informed by Materials” . 01

I gave a seminar and run a workshop* titled “Design through Systems Thinking Informed by Materials” at the Istanbul Technical University, Graduate School of Architecture as a part of the course Computer Application in Architecture.


The proposed approach aims to create a method based on systems thinking by referencing nature in order to generate a funda­mental base of computational design. Students should explore design through material systems in a holistic manner. By integrating systems thinking to the design process, in which the rules and relationship among system elements are defined at the beginning of the design process, most efficient solutions are generated by the system itself. Students are asked to test this method on a façade solution.

Image Credit: Gabriele Macri (Ootheca of trunculariopsis trunculus)

*Special thanks to Ass.Prof. Yüksel Demir (PhD) and Res. Ass. Sema Alaçam for the invitation.

Invited to contribute to the United Nations Rio+20, India Program

Rio+20 is the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Earth Summit 2012. As a part of Rio+20, India Program aims to reach a million citizens.

I was kindly invited to contribute in order to initiate some thoughts forward. My proposal is titled: ParaMaterial Topographies for the Built Environment.

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) was being organized in pursuance of General Assembly Resolution 64/236 (A/RES/64/236), and taken place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012.  Rio+20 is considered as an historic opportunity to define pathways to a safer, more equitable, cleaner, greener and more prosperous world for human.

Rio Earth Summit 2012 India Program is led by Indian Astrobiology Research Centre (IARC) in association Rio+20 – UNCSD to promote the objectives of UNCSD 2012. The program is a tool to achieve the One Million Rios commitment which is accepted and listed by United Nations Rio+20. The Rio+20 India Program aims to take Rio+20 goals to a million Indians by December 2012. IARC has officially committed to UNCSD that the message that comes out of Rio+20 will be taken to one million Indians by December 2012 – One Million Rios.

Architectural Geometry Informed by Static and Dynamic Loading Conditions. 03

The surface (F= sin (β)+ cos (μ)) is restrained on the ground and a vector force of 10 000 N in Z direction is applied to the peak point of the geometry. The maximum equivalent stress varies from 78373 PA to 83404 PA for different panelization methods by the use of steel as material.

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is operated on the surface (F= sin (β)+ cos (μ)). The graphical display represents contours of static pressure, velocity vectors and path lines in given the boundary conditions. The wind flow is aligned with the velocity vectors.