In our last session in ARCH202 we took a lecture from Heves Beşeli Özkoç about ‘Precedent as Reference.’ She was one of our instructors from ARCH101 and ARCH102, so we know her as well. So, let me talk a little about lecture which I have not any certain idea.
At the beginning, because there is the word ‘reference’ in title we thought that it will enlighten us about Library in Reference problem. But Heves Hoca said that it won’t and also it will make you more confused about it. And it obviously did.
Let me start with what is Precedent meaning. It means an action, situation, or decision that has already happened and can be used as a reason why a similar action or decision should be performed or made. In architecture, it means a pre-existing case which can be analyzed and used for future examples.
There are some library examples at the beginning because we were working on library, and they were the one that we analyzed for case studies. She showed us The Exeter Library and TU Delft Library and their relation in terms of the space in the heart of the both libraries.
The Exeter Library and TU Delft Library
After that we moved to balconies to understand precedent well or not I am not sure. There were several examples about different kinds of balconies that are precedent in their categories. I will share the photography of those balconies below but first let me sum up the what we learned (?) from presentation.
There can be many examples about a case that have different interpretations. We are learning in our studios session that there is no correct way about a design. There can be many ways to applied. Also, for this semester we learned that we don’t have to design everything about a project on our own. There are many examples about what we are doing, and somebody think it before us and find the solution. So, why not referring it?
In below you can see the balcony examples that we see 🙂
Les Choux de Créteil
La Fenice Opera House
Casa Del Fascio