BUILDING A BRIDGE BETWEEN ARCHITECTURAL KNOWLEDGE AND CONCEPTS VIA ABSTRACTION


Düzgün Bekdaş H. , Yıldız S.

EDULEARN21 (13th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies , Palma, Spain, 5 - 06 July 2021, pp.4395-4400

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.21125/edulearn.2021.0923
  • City: Palma
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.4395-4400

Abstract

Abstraction which can be defined as a conceptual process, is one of the most difficult challange for architecture students. While developing their own methods to understand this concept they mostly prefer verbal language. However, since architecture is more of a visual discipline, it is essential to produce new methods for students to visualize their verbal language skills. While this study teaches the methods of visualizing abstract concepts, it also ensures to transfer the information from architectural structures into new design organizations. The study was applied to undergraduate architecture students within the scope of applied design courses. The students first analyzed the selected architects and their buildings and then they produce new arrangements linking with these styles. The analysis phase is divided into two parts as conceptually and visually: firstly, literary and visual document research and observation sketches are made in order to have information about the architectural context, and then these concepts are conveyed visually by using Bauhaus basic design principles (line, color and texture). As a result; a unique method of linking the architectural knowledge with new design product in the light of design principles and concepts, has been produced. With this method, students gain the ability to understand, interpret and reproduce theoretical knowledge by using "Conceptual Thinking" as a tool in the current architectural environment.