Design education, production, representation and understanding has been a topic that has been discussed every period. Along with Cartesian thought, the sense of vision, which is claimed to have a direct relation with reason and reason, has been given superiority; the body has been admitted to be deceiving. This trend is reflected in the quality perception of the space and the understanding of architecture. With this vision-oriented approach, the space has become a volume that can only be seen from the outside & exists within sight; the relationship between subject and space has been weakened. In this context, “Retina! Architecture”, as Juhani Pallasmaa put it, has become very popular. The reason why this approach is criticized by other thinkers is; it is the subject’s experience of the space and the connection he establishes with the space, and ignoring the importance of the bodily memory formed as a result of this bond. The disappearance of the boundaries between
“Subject” and “Object” (“User” and “Space”) is a predicted phenomenon that can occur when the subject touches the space. The transformation of space, as Martin Heidegger put it, from being an object in sight distance to a “Thing” and becoming a part of the subject is a reflection of this phenomenon.
Touching the place; to establish a direct relationship with the space is to integrate with it. Architecture is not only the ability to make the right space setup, but also the ability to design the experience process by removing the boundaries between “Subject” and “Space”. NODE Studio does not see architecture just as designing volumes. It cares about the subject and the experience process, who connect with the space by experiencing the context, the space with all its senses. It tries to make every space unique with its user and user experience.
Dogan Turkkan | MSc. Architect & Civil Engineer
Born in Istanbul in 1985. He graduated from Vefa High School in 2003. He graduated from Yıldız Technical University Faculty of Civil Engineering in 2008 and from the same university, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture in 2009. He has completed his master’s thesis on the “Relationship between Structural Form and Computational Technology” at Yıldız Technical University, Institute of Science, Department of Architecture, Department of Architecture in Computer Environment on 2018. He received various awards in many national and international architectural project competitions he has participated in. He has been working as studio leader in Architecture departments of different universities and joining juries since 2013.
Hande Turkkan | MSc. Architect
Born in 1990 in Kayseri. After graduating from high school in 2007, she graduated from Erciyes University, Department of Architecture in 2013. After her graduation, she worked in the free market in Kayseri for 1 year and worked as a research assistant at the university for 2 years in Kayseri. She has completed her master’s thesis at Yıldız Technical University, Institute of Science, Architecture Department, Architectural Design Department, which she entered in 2015.
TOKI | 7 Climate 7 Regions | “Neighborhood” Concept National Architecture and Urban Planning Competition | Hatay, Dortyol Region Proposal (Mention)
TOKI | 7 Climate 7 Regions | “Neighborhood” Concept National Architecture and Urban Planning Competition | Kastamonu, Örencik Region Proposal (3rd Prize)
City Council Public Bank Neighborhood Concept Social Housing Design Idea Competition (Mention)
National Architectural Project Competition for Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Transportation Integration Center and Its Surroundings (Mention)
Kirsehir Municipality Planetary and Culture Park Architectural Project Competition (1st Prize)
Gaziantep Sehitkamil Municipality Art Center National Architectural Idea Project Competition (3rd Prize)
Sivas Kizilirmak Bridge National Architectural Project (Mention)
Antalya Muratpasa Municipality Multipurpose Show Center, Opera and Theater Workshop Architectural Competition (1st Prize)
Luleburgaz Municipality Art Academy Architectural Project (Mention)
Urban Renewal-Based Idea Project Competition for Söke Municipality Zoning Planning Department (Purchase Award)
Tekirdag Metropolitan Municipality Service Building, Arrangement of Square and Surroundings Architectural and Urban Design Project Competition (Mention)
7 Climate 7 Regions From Tradition To The Future” Concept Social Housing National Architectural Competition | Central Anatolia Region (1st Prize)
7 Climate 7 Regions From Tradition To The Future” Concept Social Housing National Architectural Competition | Aegean Region (1st Prize)
Adana Chamber of Commerce Service Building Architectural Project Competition (3rd Prize)
Expo 2016 Antalya Expo Tower Architectural Project Competition (Mention)
Kayseri Chamber of Commerce Service Building National Architectural Project Competition (Purchase Award)
Adiyaman Active Life Center Architectural Project Competition (5th Mention)
LSV Cerkes Wildlife Center National Idea Project Competition (3rd Prize)
Kurbagalidere and Its Surroundings Architectural and Landscape Design Idea Project Competition (1st Prize)
Ministry of National Education, Education Campuses Architectural Project Competition (1st Prize)
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Founding President Rauf Raif Denktas Memorial Tomb and Museum International Project Competition (3rd Prize)
Mersin Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Service Building and Business Center Architectural Idea Project Competition (Equivalent Reward)
Odemis Municipality, City Center and Its Surroundings National Architecture and Urban Design Idea Project Competition (2nd Prize)
Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park, 1st World War Field Hospital Restitution and Martyrdom Architectural Project Competition (Honorable Mention)