"Tectonics" as a spatial perception tool in the design process

Ervin Garip*, Ceren Çelik

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Design process has its own structure which is affected by many aspects. Moreover, there are many tools that contribute in this multidimensional process. Within the framework of this chapter, the tectonics is suggested as a directive tool through the design process. Istanbul Technical University Interior Design students' second year studio, where tectonics was used as a spatial perception tool, was examined. The main title of the studio was festival space design, where festivals were discussed as a performance scene for urban interiors. The main idea of suggested method is to consider environmental aspects in different scales and project those findings to tectonics. The main purpose of this project is to create a new perspective to interior design studio approach. The subject of the project was shaped within the framework of testing that interior architecture is not independent from architectural elements contextually and phenomenologically and that environmental decisions and architectural tectonics can be used as a data to put forth the new ideas for interior design methodology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Methodologies for Design and Production Practices in Interior Architecture
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781799872566
ISBN (Print)1799872548, 9781799872542
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2020

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