Category Archives: Publication

eCAADe 2013


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


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.

Bi-stable Structures // featured

Bi-stable Structures Project of Sevil Yazici (ParaMaterial) with the team ZERO.1 /AA DRL 2006 is featured in the list of ’10 office building designs to augment your workspace’.

Exhibiting @ Sigradi 2010 in Bogota, 17-18-19 November: Computing & Materialization 01

Yazici, S. Tanacan, L., Sigradi 10 Conference Proceeding, The Optimization of the Double-Curved Computational Surface through the Materialization Process.

“The 2010 SIGRADI Conference in Bogota will encourage reflection on the discontinuities and continuities that characterize creative processes and project design across different disciplines.The activities involved in making products, offering services, or providing infrastructure usually require the systematic development of models, innovatory prototypes and finished products. ”

›› Design supported by collaborative ambients (CAD-i)
›› Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI and HMHI)
›› Visualization and decision making
›› Urban interventions
›› New media in heritage conservation
›› Didactics and curriculum
›› Disruption poetics

Material Formations @ LFA 2010 / Publication

Workshop: Material Formations_ 01

Material Formations: The workshop that I was running at ITU will be exhibited and published as a part of the London Festival of Architecture. 
About Material Formations:
The workshop consists of 14 student aims that they question the material and form within an integral design strategy. Materials with inherent characteristics are able to perform differently when forces are applied. The intent is designing with a ‘bottom up’ approach where the material performance derive the actual design process, unlike the generic approach where the materialisation take place within a ‘top down’ engineering solution. The aim is to generate the form through the knowledge of the material intelligence within an algorithmic system by investigating the notions such as generative systems, evolutionary design, rule-based design and by formalizing the system structure based on geometric relations & computing. Building elements such as structural system, building skin, floor, roof etc. are re-evaluated, and transformed into a continuous system derived by the material performance. The students investigated the material behaviour & its performance through prototyping processes.

About the Event at London Festival of Architecture: Spontaneous Schooling

18 June – 4 July 2010
Opening 6 – 11pm 18 June
Roundtable on workshops at 6pm
3.01 Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street (entrance from Bethnal Green Road)
Sponsored by Nous 4m and Derwent London
About the exhibition at ITU: Material Formations & Prototypes
14 May- 30 June 2010
ITU Department of Architecture: 109, Taskisla Taksim 34437 Istanbul / TR

Article published 

Yazici, Sevil: 2010, Creating Space with Material Intelligence, Mimarlikta Malzeme, Vol. 05 No.15, pp. 53-63, Turkish Chamber of Architects Press, Istanbul, (ISSN 13066501)

Article published

Yazici, S.: 2009, Innovative Material Systems, Mimarlikta Malzeme, Vol. 04 No. 14, pp.42-48, Turkish Chamber of Architects Press, Istanbul (ISSN 13066501)