SELECTED WORKS:

2021 Spring Studio Works

We are proud to share 2021 Spring Studio works. Despite the challenges imposed by the global pandemic conditions, Bilkent Department of Architecture students continue to produce aspiring works.

IGLOO

Programming in Architecture course explores the role of computation in the conception and representation of geometry. Participants develop, analyze and critique algorithmic approaches to digital drawing and modeling. The final workshop of the course in Spring 2021 explored additive and subtractive forms through the design of an igloo.

2021 Spring Instructor: Ahmet Ünveren

Graduation Theses

Our world is changing rapidly and beset with developmental issues involving growth, sprawl, economic stagnation and stratification, a dearth of open space, congested transport, environmental degradation, as well as socio-cultural isolation. In our continuing search for “sustainable” design and planning solutions, we must consider an array of societal and urban issues.

2021 Spring Instructors: Mark Frederickson(Course Coordinator), Ezgi İşbilen, Meral Özdengiz Başak, Yiğit Acar, Zeynep Öktem

Alongside the Railway

For the Spring Term 2020-2021; ARCH 302 focused on the revitalization of the Urban District of the City of Ankara. In particular, this specific region has been selected to be redefined with its historical and contemporary urban features in order to be revitalized within a new coherent urban system, in the aim to empower the core with an integrated system of public spaces.

2021 Spring Instructors: Giorgio Gasco, Özge Selen Duran (Course Coordinator), Glenn Terry Kukkola, Berna Tanverdi

Music School

Located in immediate proximity of many historic buildings and educational institutions this musical center will create opportunities for all agencies within the capital Ankara and its surrounding regional community. To meet and interact, the aim of this project is to stimulate students to the creation of an innovative and outstanding design ideas for architecture and urbanism also it is a project that should stimulate public awareness of the role of architecture in reviving series through music, art and culture.

2021 Spring Instructors: Zühre Sü Gül (Course Coordinator), Aly Taan, Ahmet, Deniz, Işıl Sencar Ertosun

DAS Place

In 2021 Spring Semester, students’ task was to design a "place" for the Design and Architecture Society (DAS) of Bilkent University, on the extended area in front of the 76th Dorm. Starting with studies on content, context and concept, and pursuing with work on production of spaces.

2020 Spring Instructors: M. Tahir Ayparlar, Bülent Batuman, Aysu Berk, Müge Durusu Tanrıöver, Burcu Egel, Elif Erdemir Türkkan, M. Tevfik Gürsu, Sema Karamanoğlu, Alp G. Köse, Nilgün Olguntürk, Segah Sak (Course Coordinator)

FLOCK: The System

In 2021 Spring, the final Project of FA101 focused on the generation of a volumetric organization based on Flock behaviors of animal groups. Studying the flock phenomenon students designed abstract compositions learning from flocks..

2020 Fall Instructors: Y. Baver Barut, C. Zeynep Erten, Gürkan Güney,Ayşe Henry, Melek Pınar Uz Baki

2020 Studio Works

2020 Fall Studio works are here. Despite the challenges imposed by the global pandemic conditions, Bilkent Department of Architecture students continue to produce aspiring works.

Bentderesi District: A place for Culture, Learning and Revitalization

For the area below the Ankara Castle and surrounding the existing archeological site consisting of a roman amphitheater and ruins. This involves several types of buildings with supportive programs each sustaining activity towards elevating culture and associated activities, tourism, and existing activities which can be enhanced or improved by certain built environment interventions. One such programmatic building or architectural place could be designed for enlightening and enriching the understanding of travellers and local people of the unique history, heritage and spirit of the place and to provide a place of reflection and understanding.

2020 Spring Instructors:Glenn Terry Kukkola (Course Coordinator) , Jesus Espinoza, Meral Özdengiz Başak, Zeynep Öktem, Wren Frederickson

Design the Community: San Vito (Bari)

For the Term 2020-2021 ARCH 301 focused on the design of a sub-urban settlement,in San Vito, Bari Italy. The area is conceived as an opportunity to experience and experiment a set of basic architectural concepts and at the same time to challenge a real context in the aim to recompose and refashion its texture.

2020 Fall Instructors: Selen Özge Duran(course coordinator), Mark Frederickson, Giorgio Gasco, Berna Tanverdi

2x2: Spaces for Living and Working

In Fall 2020 the ARCH 201 studios explored the relationship of domestic life and work. The current conditions made us all question the inherent dichotomies of architecture such as: Inside-outside, natural-cultural, public-private, urban-rural and also some rather contemporary dichotomies such as digital-physical, sustainable-unsustainable or natural-synthetic. Arch 201 studios examined such couplings in a rich context on Farabi Street.

2020 Fall Instructors: Zühre Sü Gül (course coordinator), Ahmet Ünveren, Deniz Üçer Erduran, Ezgi İşbilen, M. Pınar Uz Baki, Yiğit Acar

2020 Studio Works

2020 spring was a challenging time for all. Amid the global pandemic of COVID-19, the community of Bilkent Architecture Department displayed great vigor and solidarity. Studios adopted to the new conditions swiftly. With the self-determination of our students and faculty we conducted the studios without any compromise from the quality of education.

2020 Spring Studios

Graduation Theses

Our world is changing rapidly and beset with developmental issues involving growth, sprawl, economic stagnation and stratification, a dearth of open space, congested transport, environmental degradation, as well as socio-cultural isolation. In our continuing search for “sustainable” design and planning solutions, we must consider an array of societal and urban issues.

2020 Spring Instructors:Mark Frederickson, Jesus Espinoza, Meral Özdengiz Başak, Yiğit Acar, Zeynep Öktem

The Revitalization of Flaminio District in Rome

For the Spring Term 2019-2020 ARCH 302 focused on the revitalization of Flaminio district in the City of Rome. Flaminio district is a very strategic area for the future development of Rome. It includes wide portions of areas to be fully redeveloped and potential focuses represented by modern key buildings. An area very close to the historical center, yet very different from the compact solidity of the inner city. It offers an urban territory with fragmented portions to be recomposed within a coherent urban texture, and consistent voids to be filled with new programs and plans.

2020 Spring Instructors: Selen Duran(course coordinator), Giorgio Gasco, Glenn Terry Kukkola, Wren Frederickson

Community Center at Incesu

In spring 2020 in Arch 202 students worked on Community Center Design for Incesu, Ankara. The initial stages of the design process started with research and site analysis which are developed as group works. At the individual design proposal stages, each student developed their unique contribution as a response to the existing conditions addressing the problems of the site. As well as the physical and architectural considerations, the social structure of the neighborhood, environmental sensibilities and sustainability issues have been the main criteria for design proposals, handling the area in its larger urban context.

2020 Spring Instructors: Zühre Sü Gül(course coordinator), Berna Tanverdi, Cem Korkmaz, Chen-Yu Chiu

Basics of Spatial Design: “The Play-Ground”

In spring 2020 the design problem of FA 102 was formulated around the idea of a "play-ground". This “play-ground” was for them, as the designers, to play with – not conventionally for the intended users to play on. Eventually, the design problem required the students to play, through exploration and experimentation, both to propose a novel, systematic, consistent solution and to develop themselves as a designers.







2020 Spring Instructors: Segah Sak (Course Coordinator), M. Nadim Adi, M. Tahir Ayparlar, Burcu Balaban, Y. Baver Barut, Bülent Batuman, Müge Durusu Tanrıöver, Elif Erdemir Türkkan, Gürkan Güney, M. Tevfik Gürsu, Ayşe Henry, Sema Karamanoğlu, Gökçe Kutsal, Alp G. Köse, Nilgün Olguntürk, S. Ayşe Gül Tokol, M. Pınar Uz Baki

Architectural Lighting and Acoustics

In 2018 fall semester students were asked to design an Auditorium for 300 people which will primarily be used for speaking and smal performances. The intention is to design a space to achieve audibilty levels without electronic means.

ARCH 341 Fall 2018 Instructors:Glenn Terry Kukkola, Zühre Sü Gül, Jesus Espinoza Alvarez

Redevelopment and Adaptive Reuse for Culture and Learning

In 2019 fall semester the building design and program was for a Water front redevelopment and University Campus , and the hypothetical site was the shoreline and historical features of the seaside town of Sinop. The studio process included a process of local site selection, providing strong justification for the specific location of buildings, program and orientation taking into account, present and historical context, land utilization, preservation, orientation, and interrelatedness to the landscape as well as exploration of concepts of promenade on the edge of land and sea.

ARCH 401 Fall 2019 Studio Instructors:Glenn Terry Kukkola, Zeynep Öktem, Jesus Espinoza Alvarez, Meral Özdengiz Başak, Wren Frederickson

New Residential Landscape

For the Term 2019-2020 ARCH 301 focuses on the design of a an important old urban settlement , known as one of the most symbolical places of Ankara- namely the Ulus Central District. The region is conceived as a study project for the re-vitalization of the existing historical square ( Ulus Square) and central district ( including the Market hall and the mosque) as well as the degraded area on the southern side of Sulu Han.

ARCH 301 Fall 2018 Studio Instructors:Özge Selen Duran, Mark Paul Frederickson, Giorgio Gasco, Maysam Foolady, Ahmet Ünveren

Wisdom of the Mountains

In Fall 2019 the ARCH 201 studios explored the concepts of domesticity, education and sustainability by designing spaces for collective living and learning at a challenging climate and geography in Rize Çamlıhemşin. Sudents designed a living cluster for a group of people who have decided to live in the mountains to share their knowledge on a practice.

ARCH 201 Fall 2019 Studio Instructors:Berna Tanverdi, Cem Korkmaz, Zühre Sü Gül, Chen-yu Chiu, Yiğit Acar

Double Skin

In 2019 spring semester in parametric design studio we have focused on the buildings in main campus by their interface with their surroundings, designed elements between their interiors and exteriors, namely their facades, and how the interaction occurs between the function and its reflection on the building.

ARCH 317 Spring 2019 Instructor:Yavuz Baver Barut

Prague on the Cusp of Change

Prague is on the cusp of change. Citizens, designers and planners are dissatisfied with the status quo, and urban transformation is being contemplated. Through the recent efforts of two new design activist organizations: ReSITE and UrbanACT, many urban mobility, infrastructural and open space deficiencies throughout the city are for the first time, being identified and discussed in a series of public fora. We have been invited to participate in this exciting urban revisioning movement.

ARCH 402 Spring 2019 Instructors:Mark Paul Frederickson, Segah Sak, Jesus Espinoza Alvarez, Meral Özdengiz Başak

Empowering the Core

In 2019 spring semester ARCH 302 focused on the redevelopment plan for the central region of the city of Antalya. In particular, four areas have been selected around the historical core of the city to be re-fashioned within a new coherent urban system, in the aim to empower the core with an integrated system of public spaces.

ARCH 302 Spring 2019 Instructors:Giorgio Gasco, Glenn Terry Kukkola, Selen Duran, Ahmet Ünveren

Urban Corner of Art and Culture

In 2019 spring semester ARCH 202 studio worked on a vibrant urban corner of Ankara.The URBAN CORNER FOR ARTS AND CULTURE is a design proposal to take place at the edge of Atatürk Boulevard which is one of the most important arteries of Ankara. It’s the main axis starting from Ulus, continues with Kızılay up to Çankaya playing the role of “city center” since 1920’s for Ankara.

ARCH 202 Spring 2019 Instructors:Berna Tanverdi, Bülent Tokman, Cem Korkmaz, Fadime Yılmaz, Zühre Sü Gül

Crescendo

In 2019 spring semester students were asked to design a festival ground for an event of their choice in Botanik Park / Ankara


FA 102 Spring 2019 Instructors:Ayşe Henry, Bülent Batuman, Burcu Egel, Chen yu Chiu, Derya Yılmaz, Ebru Şevik, Elif Erdemir Türkkan, Mehmet Tahir Ayparlar, Mehmet Tevfik Gürsu, Müge Durusu Tanrıöver, Rengin Kocaoğlu.

Architectural Lighting and Acoustics

In 2018 fall semester students were asked to design an Auditorium for 300 people which will primarily be used for speaking and smal performances. The intention is to design a space to achieve audibilty levels without electronic means.

ARCH 341 Fall 2018 Instructors:Glenn Terry Kukkola, Zühre Sü Gül, Jesus Espinoza Alvarez

Nautical and Aquatic Exploration Center in Alanya

In 2018 fall semester the building design and program was for a Nautical and Aquatic Exploration and Production Center, and the hypothetical site was the shoreline and historical features of the seaside town of Alanya. The studio process included a process of local site selection, providing strong justification for the specific location of buildings, program and orientation taking into account, present and historical context, land utilization, preservation, orientation, and interrelatedness to the landscape as well as exploration of concepts of promenade on the edge of land and sea.

ARCH 401 Fall 2018 Studio Instructors:Glenn Terry Kukkola, Gökçe Ulusoy, Jesus Espinoza Alvarez, Meral Özdengiz Başak, Yiğit Acar

New Residential Landscape

For the Term 2018-2019 ARCH 301 focused on the design of a brand new urban settlement conceived as a study project for the re-vitalization of a green area located in the Gazi Osman Paşa district in the southern sector of the city of Ankara.

ARCH 301 Fall 2018 Studio Instructors:Özge Selen Duran, Mark Paul Frederickson, Giorgio Gasco, Derya Yılmaz, Ahmet Ünveren

Envisioning the ‘Peer-to-Peer Property Renting’ in a Slow Rural Settlement

In 2018 Fall semester, Bilkent University Department of Architecture’s ARCH 201 studio worked on an alternative perpspective to the "summer house" model. The studio explored the potential of Peer-to-peer renting concept in Adrasan.

ARCH 201 Fall 2018 Studio Instructors:Berna Tanverdi, Burcu Şenyapılı Özcan, Bülent Tokman, Cem Korkmaz, Fadime Yılmaz, Zühre Sü Gül

Sustainable Campus Extension for Bilkent University

The project focuses on the development of a sustainable campus extension near and around the existing campus lake watershed basin.The studio team will collaboratively generated alternative urban and site specific architectural concepts that address the creation of a sustainable and livable urban fabric.

ARCH 402 Spring 2018: Studio Instructors:Mark Paul Fredericson, Jesus Espinoza Alvarez, Segah Sak, Yiğit Acar

Environmental Systems II

In ARCH 342 students integrate environmental systems into their own design work.

ARCH 342 Spring 2018: Instructors:Jesus Espinoza-Alvarez, Glenn Terry Kukkola, Zühre Sü Gül

Rivertalization / An Urban Sustainability Prototype for Ankara

This revitalization project focused on the development of a mixed use urban waterfront node along the Ankara River watershed basin as it passes north of three strategically located Universities – METU, Bilkent and Hacettepe Universities. More specifically the site is located within the undeveloped open spaces south of the river and north of Bilkent Center.

Arch 402 Spring 2017 Studio Instructors:Mark Paul Fredericson, Jesus Espinoza Alvarez, Yasmin Kaygusuz

Retreat and Exploration Center in Nevşehir

In 2017 Fall semester, Bilkent University Department of Architecture’s ARCH 401 studio had the chance to study a peculiar context in Nevşehir.

ARCH 401 Fall 2017 Studio Instructors:Glenn Terry Kukkola, Jesus Espinoza Alvarez, Yasmin Kaygusuz, Yiğit Acar

ARCH 402 Along Ankara Stream / A Sustainable Urban Prototype Spring 2016

The project we chose to focus on is emblematic of the developmental issues in that it offers an alternative vision for the Ankara river basin and urban riverfront. The overarching intent is to suggest a sustainable urban living prototype for Ankara. A prototype that approaches sustainability across an array of dimensions: economic, environmental, cultural, aesthetic, and functional.

Studio Instructors:Mark Paul Fredericson, Segah Sak

ARCH 302: Architectural Design IV Spring 2015

Selected works from ARCH 302 Architectural Design IV Spring 2015

ARCH 301: Architectural Design III Fall 2014

Selected works from ARCH 301: Architectural Design III Fall 2014

ARCH 251/Arch 252 Spring 2014

Architectural Building Systems | Construction and Materials

ARCH 202 Spring 2014

Selected works from ARCH 202 Spring 2014

ARCH 201 Fall 2013

Selected works from ARCH 201 Fall 2013

FA 101 Fall 2013

Selected works from FA 101 Fall 2013

FA 102 Spring 2012

Selected works from FA 102 Spring 2012

FA 101 Fall 2012

Selected works from FA 101 Fall 2012

PAST STUDIOS:

SPRING 2021

ARCH 402: Graduation Projects

ARCH 302: Alongside the Railroad

ARCH 202: Music School

FA 102: DAS Space

FA 101: FLOCK

FALL 2020

ARCH 401: Bentderesi District: A place for Culture, Learning and Revitalization

ARCH 301: Design the Community: San Vito (Bari)

ARCH 201: 2x2: Spaces for Living and Working

FA 101: The Play-Ground

SPRING 2020

ARCH 402: Thesis Project

ARCH 302: Revitalizing Flaminio District

ARCH 202: Community Center at Incesu

FA 102: The Play-Ground

FALL 2019

ARCH 401: Redevelopment and Adaptive Reuse for Culture and Learning, Sinop

ARCH 301: New Residential Landscape, Ankara/Ulus

ARCH 201: Wisdom of the Mountains, Rize/Çamlıhemşin

FA 101: Phantom of the Scene

SPRING 2019

ARCH 402: Prague on the Cusp of Change, Prague/Czech Republic

ARCH 302: Empowering the Core, Antalya

ARCH 202: Urban Corner of Art and Culture, Ankara/Kuğulupark

FA 102: Crescendo

FALL 2018

ARCH 401: Nautical and Aquatic Exploration Center in Alanya

ARCH 301: New Residential Landscape, Ankara/GOP

ARCH 201: Envisioning the ‘Peer-to-Peer Property Renting’ in a Slow Rural Settlement, Adrasan

FA 101: A3

SPRING 2018

ARCH 402: Urban Sustainability Node in Bilkent University

ARCH 302: Cultural Centre for Syrian Refugees in Reyhanlı

ARCH 202: Vocational School of Tourism and Hotel Management in Alanya

FA 102: Kavaklıdere Community Center