Tool Porn

This article has been originally published as part of the column FABBRICATION in XXI magazine, vol.156, February 2017. This article can be accessed here in Turkish. It is possible to find videos of robotic arms dancing to Ottoman military march and waving Turkish flags in the depths of Youtube. THAT is tool porn. We really do not like bullshitting. Thus, …

Architecture Ablaze

This article has been originally published as part of the column FABBRICATION in XXI magazine, vol.156, February 2017. This article can be accessed here in Turkish. ‘If cold, then cold as a block of ice. If hot, then hot as a blazing wing. Architecture must blaze.’ 1 The Blazing Wing, 1980 burcu+efe (fabb): Shall we set architecture ablaze? Wolf D. …

harder, better, faster, stronger

This article has been originally published as part of the column FABBRICATION in XXI magazine, vol.156, February 2017. This article can be accessed here in Turkish. As we have mentioned in our previous issue1, there is a resistance to change in the construction industry, a stance not tolerated in other industries. The excuse mostly revolves around the following statement: When …

to Fabricate or not to Fabricate

This article has been originally published as part of the column FABBRICATION in XXI magazine, vol.156, February 2017. This article can be accessed here in Turkish. …that is, indeed, the question. Conceiving an idea and embodying it into a tangible form requires a significant effort. It is not a linear process which you can take for granted, and it is …

analogRead ( ) digitalWrite ( )

This article has been originally published as part of the column FABBRICATION in XXI magazine, vol.156, February 2017. This article can be accessed here in Turkish. Sketches, preliminary studies, drawings, and network analysis diagram for Fun Palace juxtaposed in one image. It has been a recurring theme in this column, we are neither the first nor the last to claim …

digitalRead( ) analogWrite( )

This article has been originally published as part of the column FABBRICATION in XXI magazine, vol.161, July/August 2017. This article can be accessed here in Turkish. Alberti’s computational communication, Gaudi’s informational models, Otto’s free structural experimentations. All share the same roots. Collage by Efe Gözen, 2017. Many believe the emergence of computational design corresponds to the golden era of the …