Urban Fabric

 -Spring 2016 - Arch302     -Public Housing Project for 2500 person

-Mixed-Use Programs (including Kindergarten - Sports Center) and Urban Parks for Local Housings in Kozyatağı, İstanbul

-Advisors: Devrim Çimen, İdil Erkol ,Cansu Cürgen

At first, we observe an enormous lack of green spaces and a high concentration of buildings separately on the urban scale, changing levels from 6 to 12. In Kozyatağı, Istanbul, the primary purpose was to design a housing complex and its multi-use sub-rise buildings like a kindergarten or fitness center for 2500 people. The project site was seven hectares. On this kind of enormous scale, designing housing units for 2500 people and public spaces for both residents and locals of the area has to get rid of the area's accumulation by using landscape smartly. So design started by designing a landscape with grades varying from 10 meters and the green spaces that the city needs. At that time, the building's mission was to define each separate part of the landscape and organize them to work all in one manner. So, a super-block's curved lines created a solid work including void proportions to serve residents as a public space on each level and make this giant block's effect more lightweight. The housing block's mutant classes are designed to be coherent with a changeable silhouette of the area's buildings. Seven types of housing units are designed in section and plan to hatch diagrammatic section and curved grid plan to make them compatible. Between Kozyatağı and what Kozyatağı has for the final design of this project, a design created contrast in both human-scale and urban scale. This conflict's core values grew out of the area's intolerable daily qualities, shaping residents' psychology based on grey and tall buildings. The solution was grey and tall too but organized architecturally.