What Happens to all of that Sections?|GAPS Final

Hi, final juries are finally over, and I would like to talk a little about my jury experience and how was my jury.IMG-5506.JPG

First, after the second pre-jury I tried to improve my design. As a strategy I have still two units that are productive and housing units. That two units are separated from each other by a wall and that wall is the main element of the design. I tried to make that wall more obvious. That’s why I changed the thickness of the wall. And the wall extend itself through surrounding of the structure. Also, by shifting the wall through the other unit I designed service kit, so I have an axial way for the service kits and around the wall there is horizontal circulation, too. That was the general idea of my proposal.

Now let’s move on the jury. After I finished the explanation of the strategy, silence covered the hall area. No one was talking, and no one made any comment about my proposal. That time was the most nervous part of my jury experience. I was waiting for the comment and time was passing and I started to feel nervous. Anyway. After those horrible moments I took some suggestions. The first one was about the obviosity of the wall. Even though I try to make it obvious, jury members said that it was not enough. It may be long and more obvious. Second suggestion was about the location of vertical circulation, stairs. The wall can hold the stairs as well, like it holds the service kits. But the problem about that suggestion is I have an idea about ‘+’ shape with vertical and horizontal circulation. I explained it of course and it was somehow okay.

The biggest problem was about my model. I was okay with my drawings, my diagrams and my mass model but the section models… I don’t know why but it became a nightmare for me and it has a lot of problems and not expressive enough. Jury said that, too. So, I can say that, I must work on modelling next time.


I guess it’s all about my jury. I know I have a lot of to work and I am not sure, but I can work on to improve my design for m portfolio. (Let’s hope like that)

What About Senior Students’ Juries?

Okay… To be honest, it was the final assignment of Arch121 course we were assigned to listen at least 2 project from at least two juries. But I listened more than 2 because it was a new thing for me. In previous year, I mean at the ELS, I always planned to go juries but I couldn’t so it was the first time I went to a jury which is not mine. I understood most of the part of the juries especially second years students juries because it was not far away from what we did for this semester but when we came to third and fourth years juries it became hard to understand. I was still able to understand some part of the juries but as I said it became harder when the studios getting bigger. In the second years juries, they were more focusing on the relations which we are already aware of it, third years and fourth students was becoming more realistic than we did.

 When this assignment was given the us, I planned to read books instead of going to juries but now I really appreciate to go them. I want  to give an advice to read this blog: you should go to the juries and observe them as much as you can. It will help you to understand the juries more. I would like to write my report here, too but it was our assignment so most probably I shouldn’t.  But you can see process from their blogges.