Practical Exercise 2 - Danny Janse

This image 'as the title in the picture says' is about the purity of emotions people with Down Syndrome have. If they're happy, everything is wonderful and they are the happiest people in the world. But on the other side, when they're sad or angry, this will reflect on everything in their surrounding as well. If they're angry, than everything is bad.

You can see this as a negative thing, but i think in this case we need to be more like them, than they need to be like us. If they don't like someone, they won't be kind to this person. And when they like someone, they will let this person know as well. This pureness and being their true selves is someone we "people without down-syndrome" can learn from them. Cause when we don't like someone but we still need their help or something similar, we will pretend to like them and for example laugh to their jokes, even though in your head you don't find it funny at all. Being our true selves is something we can learn for people with down-syndrome.

Vera M. Drawing: Action of the client, Casa de Moraleja, Shizophrenic

Workshop sketches

By: Lisanne Alexandre, Ege Balcil, Danny Janse & Angela Shepherd Diaz

Sketches during the workshop 

Finished sketches 

Lisanne Alexandre

Ege Balcil
in progress 

Danny Janse
in progress 

Angela Shepherd Diaz 
in progress 

Team 3 - Micro Architecture Proposal

By: Lisanne Alexandre, Maria Helene Saether & Rafal Strzelczak

The idea 

People with autism are the same people as us, the only difference is the amount of autistic traits. No person is exactly the same and there are a lot of different types and graduations of autism. 

The good thing about autism is that mostly they are very good at a few things, but therefore they underdevelop other things. 
Someone can for example be very good at maths, but his social skills on the other hand can be poor. 

We tried to translate this in a 1:1 model, a micro architecture.
The idea is a box. The inside represents the persons 'own world', the red dot will be the good part of autism, their expertise. The outside represents the rest of the world. The person inside is mostly concentrated on the red dot, because he is very good at it and likes to do it. He can look and interact with the outside world trough a small window whenever he wants, but mostly he will be concentrated at the dot. 

Their expertise are the best thing about them. Sometimes they are even better than people that society thinks as 'normal'.
They are really good at focussing and concentrating on that thing.
They also are the people they want to be, their true selves. They don't try to be someone else, someone they are not.

The measurements and material 

De menselijke maat. & ir.D.Leever-van der Burgh. Delftse Universitaire Pers. (1980)
The human scale. & ir.D.Leever-van der Burgh. Delft University Press. (1980)

We added 10 centimeters to the measurements, because this is an average human scale. 
625 + 100 = 725
875 + 100 = 925 
Final box: 725 x 975 x 975 mm

For materials we choose karton. We did this because the material is easy to work with and fits well with the box idea.
We will use stenley knives to cut the karton and as adhesive we will use glue or tape. 

Technical drawing 

Practical exercise Activity

Danny Janse

The Dark background represents the fear of sharing a area that in the mind of our client is his.
The handshake of the bright colors (green & red) illustrates the pureness and kindness of the client to help other people in need. The white lines should represent the staircase where the agreement of the sharing of space has been made.

Mónica Hidalgo | Workshop final drawing

We were working on the evolution of the kitchen through the time.

So, for the kitchen in 3015 I proposed the 'Walking machines'. They operate as a public service and his main purpose is to provide you pills with the main nutrients that humans needs, taken by genetic modified molecules. They walk through the city putting on your 'kitchen'(an electronical device) the pills that you and your family needs. 

Its main advantage is the reduction of waste and trash (also reducing air and earth pollution), and the efficiency of the time spent on eating and cooking.

I took as an inspiration the idea proposed by British architect Ron Herron in 1964 published in the avant-garde architecture journal Archigram called 'The Walking City'.

Sandra Kesselmeier_ Casa de la Moraleja_Fisac

Aylin- Never never land


You lose your Memories, even the most Important memories in live.
The Client sees one of them very clear and colourful , but the others are going to fade an grey more and more. Everything is falling apart. The Next step is confusing, which causes disorientation and fear.

Anna Maly - Action Drawing - House in Corrubedo

Yıldız Technical University,Ege Balcıl

Actually, we don’t have a specific technique in our university.We follow almost the same way in our projects.I will show you a project from last year.
Theatre Building
1-We have  particular topics in the beginning and we choose one of them.We try to decide what we are going to design.For what and where will it be located?We considered these things at the same time.
2-We start to analyse the location (traffics,climate,buildings,lights,nature etc..) and also we search for our topics.We need to get enough information in order  to make client happy.
3-According to these informations,we create function diagrams and start to integrate them with our design.We do some sketches on the area.
4-We decide its shape and draw its plan,section,elevations,perspective.If we have specific details,we draw it in 1/5,1/10,1/50 scale.Unless we have, we have to draw every detail in our Project(it depends on which Project are you taking)
5-We choose the support system and material for building(concrete,steel..)We decide the place of columns and also for window,floor,wall..we have to choose our material and we show some examples about these materials.

6-We have  model them in sketchup,lumion,3dmax..

First drawing,Ege Balcıl

Casa Never Neverland

This is the first action when he wakes up,he is not able to decide what he is going to do.Patient can't live without keeper.So I design a small window in his bedroom in order to watch him from livingroom and kitchen and also he can afraid of feeling alone when they wake up.So this window provides small view to him.

Pink lines show us the design.In drawing,I draw same plan again and again .Because I want to look from different point.If our lifes are addicted to someone,how can we survive?Also ıf we start to lose our memory,how can we be an architect?

Action Drawing - House in Corrubedo / Bianca Woisetschläger

For a person with parkinson it  is hard to do the simplest things like eating, drinking or walking. I´ve drawn the act of taking the stairs. Because the staircase inside of the Housee in Corrubedo is small and tight, it must be horrifying and exhausting to take the stairs for the client.

That is why i have drawn the stairs dark and really long to express the feelings of the person. I think with just a few openings in the wall, which make the staircase brighter, the client has the chance to relax and make some breaks on his way to the top.