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Volume 64, 201914th European Architecture Envisioning Conference (EAEA14 2019)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||26 August 2019|
Envisioning the atmospheric effect through (im)materiality
Bahçeşehir University, Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design,
2 Bahçeşehir University, Department of Architecture, Istanbul, Turkey
3 Özyeğin University, Department of Architecture, Istanbul, Turkey
In an attempt to bridge the gap between architectural/interior design practice and education, ‘atmosphere’ as a prolific contemporary architectural debate in practice and theory is covered by the experiment of ‘Staging Poe’ carried out as a first year Design Studio through the study of Edgar Allen Poe’s selected poems. Poe’s 1846 text of ‘The Philosophy of Composition’, unfolding his analytical method of writing and emphasis on “effect” in poetry, provides a ground for experimenting with facets of materiality and structuring the studio. Aiming to cultivate intuitive design experiments of students into informed processes in hybridizing conceptual/textual and material/sensual aspects, studio is structured in two phases. In the first phase, “materialization”, idiosyncratic interpretations of students from words to materials with a focus on tectonic experiments and haptic experiences are sought in between materializing and dematerializing processes. In the second phase, the “atmospheric”, emphasis on dematerialization of the perception of materials through tools, such as light, color and sound is exercised to transform the object into a performance stage. Outcomes of the studio on aspects pertaining to material and materialities in creation of the immaterial that is the atmosphere is followed and evaluated through responses of students’ weekly reports.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2019
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