This semester, we are going to design a museum in ─░stanbul. First, we tried to examine what museum is, how it can be articulated.



Both music and museum comes from muses in Greek culture. Museum term was belong to poetry and philosophy in ancient Greek culture. Museum had various meanings with time in varied centuries. The character of century, character of environment shaped the meaning and examination of museum. Museums were not open to public, sometimes they were as repository or case.

-Publicization of museums

Before 19th century, museum was as temples. Creations thats creators were alive was not able to be presented in museums, creators had to die to be known. The museum which was in Paris, named ” Musee des Artistes Vivant” changed examination of museum and articulation of creating museums. Alive artists had chance to be known before die. Musee des Artistes Vivant was interpreted at various times in 19th century.


With publicization of museums, perception of museum varied. Workshops became to be more popular, interactive exhibitions became the part of museum. Visiting museums became the part of daily life, that’s why the products that exhibited are placed for a certain period of time. Living artists had opportunity to share their ideas.



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“Modern buildings even started to look like medical images.” I should confess that, this sentence that I read in an article make me think about many things. It also shaped my graphic design technique. ­čÖé

Analyzing continued in macro and micro scale. While getting deeper, I interpreted that, Çukurambar can be examined as composed of repeating cell systems. In larger scale, other organs also affect character of the site. It can be interpreted as metabolism, it is a living organism. Heterogenity of the system is uncontrollable.

Those maps are created with collected information: respectively offices, cafe’s, stores and residential structures pointed. Those maps can be assumed as structures domain and range diagram. They are also affecting close periphery. After juxtaposition of all maps, examining genes of our site became easier. Site is affected by all repeating genes of ├çukurambar.












I started case studies with remembering Bigness theory, which was also published with the book S,M,L,XL. I read the article before to examine 21st centuries conditions.  Selected case studies are TOBB ETU Technology Centre and Ege Plaza.

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