Brown FACADES is an interactive guide designed to provide a glimpse into the history of architecture, design, environments and spaces of the Brown University campus in Providence, RI. We created the app as a commission for Professor Dietrich Neumann and his students at Brown University’s Department of History of Art and Architecture.
Proposal for the “Folly” Architectural Design/Build Competition organized by the Socrates Sculpture Park and the Architectural League in New York. Our proposal is inspired by Peter Greenaway’s The Draughtman’s Contact (1982). It seeks to make visible the formal and metaphorical frames that structure our sense of reality and spatial experience.
Women’s Development Corporation (WDC) is a Providence, RI-based non-profit organization which develops and manages scattered-site housing for low income families with challenges. This short film was produced by DMRLab in 2011 to support WDC’s efforts to meet the needs of those at the edge of homelessness.
Tweeting on Modernism is a fleeting homage to the professional aspirations and ethical stance of modern architectural culture. The installation explores the role of voice, authority and agency in architectural culture, putting the masters of Architectural Modernism in perpetual dialogue with each other and inviting instigations by users.
Our proposal titled “Starry Messenger” has been shortlisted in the RIBA organized international architectural competition for a energy-efficient and publicly accessible observatory in Kielder, Northumberland, UK. The design uses the material, topographic and visual qualities of the site to heighten its scenographic potentials.
Sounds, along with other senses, have a profound influence on our perception of the environment. The multi-modality of perceptual processing is influential in cognitive interpretation, semantic and aesthetic judgments related to environmental scenes. In Fall 2008, a series of surveys were conducted at the University of California Berkeley campus …
According to De Certeau, the view that comes from above, as in maps, plans and satellite views, functions to serve a “totalizing” aim. In contrast, walking, similar to a speech act, can counter dominant discourses and practices. The view of the map is taken as homogenenizing, impersonal, disembodied and distanced. Listening, as well as speaking, […]
The competition was organized by the Greater Municipality of Istanbul with the intent of selling the Kadikoy-Haydarpasa port area to global capital. Instead, our proposal adresses the existing character of the site by linking the residential fabric with the seafront while simultaneously providing an efficient solution to transport needs.
Soundtrack is Gokce Kinayoglu’s online interactive project built with the idea of using online maps to create interactive soundscape experiences of recorded soundwalks. The technique that is employed involves outdoor sound recordings made on the move ie. ‘soundwalks’, and GPS track-log generated during the walk.
The modern city is the precondition of cinema’s existence. Yet it is also shaped by the cinematic imagination—it is perceived through the windshield of the car, the train, the airplane, in a state of distraction, as a montage of arrivals and departures. How does architecture respond to the cinematic mode of viewing and how does cinema present architecture?
Britannia Basin | Ipek Tureli worked for ArthurCollin Architect in London in 1998 and 1999 as the project leader on competition entries ranging in type from innovative housing developments to public-use buildings. Many of these projects won awards. Britannia Basin Housing Development received a commendation in the open competition …
Bishopsgate | Ipek Tureli worked for ArthurCollin Architect in London in 1998 and 1999 as the project leader on competition entries ranging in type from innovative housing developments to public-use buildings. Many of these projects won awards. Arthur Collin’s Bishopsgate Housing Development proposal was shortlisted …
Our experience of cities is always already fictional. As such, the city is an imagined space. One of the most notable fictional cities is St. Petersburg as told by Dostoyevsky. St.Petersburg is a short film shot on location. It trails the path of a fictional murderer, Raskolnikov of Crime and Punishment, and finds in his place an impersonator …
Kids do Crime is an attempt to engage a group of local youth in changing perceptions about themselves in the setting of their public housing project in a central London area subject to gentrification. It uses fictionalization as strategy — the practice of turning an account of true events into a story by changing some details, introducing imaginary characters.