Lecture: Color in Architectural Context

by Dr. Sibel Ertez Ural

January 9, 2019,  FFB 06, 12:50


Color is; light, a physical characteristic of an object, a chemical substance, a paint or a pigment but at the same time it is; a sensory event, a visual experience and a subjective sensation depending on the relations of light to the eye.  While many disciplines approach color from different perspectives, architecture and design embraces both objective and subjective aspects of color. Architectural color requires its own body of literature, reconsidered within its context. Ural’s presentation introduces her works carried out as a part of this contextual framework and discusses their contribution to color research, practice and education.

Lecture: Inquieries into Light & Health

by E. Burçin Dengiz Olin

January 8, 2019,  FFB 06, 12:50

Lecture: What is an Archipelago? Projects & Researches

by Dr. Giuseppe Resta

January 13, 2019,  FFB 06, 12:50

The image of the archipelago let us question contemporary fragmented reality, challenging the idea of objects (and their form) as outcomes of an historical process or rather a step of disruption . Going through projects and researches, the archipelagos a design methodology will be presented in relation to its potential and limitations. While the paternalist approach of the Modernism will fail to take into consideration physical, geographical and economic diversities, a new adaptable adaptable strategy is needed.

Bio: Giuseppe Resta is a Ph .D architect (Università degli  Studi Roma Tre, Rome; Politecnico di Bari, Bari). He is currently a partpart -time tutor at Università Roma Tre, Rome. He has been an Teaching Assistant at Politecnico di Bari and Polis University,  Tirana, AL . He is the co-founder of the architecture think tank PROFFERLO Architecture (Italy) and a curator  at Antilia Gallery (Italy).

Lecture: Using Virtual Reality to Evaluate Building Design and its Effects on Users


by Dr. Mohamad Nadim Adi

January 14, 2019,  FFB 06, 12:50

Lecture: Sustainable Development “Active Transport”, “Security Perception” & “Housing Satisfaction”

by Dr. Mohammad Paydar

December 20, 2018,  FFB 06, 12:50

Youth Academy 2018

June 23, 2018, 14:00-16:00

Benim Adım İç Mekan: Yarat Beni-Kullan Beni-Yaşa Beni”

İç Mimarlık ve Çevre Tasarımı Bölümü, öğretim görevlileri Yrd. Doç. Dr. Semiha Yılmazer, Dipl. Ing.Tijen Sonkan Türkkan ve Y. Mim. Şule Aybar tarafından organize edildi. Yüksek lisans öğrencilerimiz Bengisu Güral, Ela Fasllija, Samah Obeid, Esra Kürkçü, Cemre Orhan ve misafir olarak Simin Türkkan çalışmalarımıza katıldı. Bu sene üç ayrı sınıf düzenlendi ve toplam 75 öğrenci ile tanıtım çalışması yapıldı.

Department Exhibition: Distinguished Student Works


February 26, 2018 – March 5, 2018
FADA Exhibition Hall, 12:30

Construction & Materials IAED 251


Student groups produced both a full size model of their choice of a cat, dog kennel or a bird cage/feeder, and a poster to present construction drawings and explanations of the materials through the end of the fall semester of 2017-2018. While, they experienced the hands on project, they also experienced the feeling of reaching to needy animals. They donated their projects to local ‘Animal Shelter’ in Ankara, through the help of the students who work at Society of Social Responsibilty Projects of ID Bilkent University, (TDP) voluntarily.


Dr. Ekin Pınar

April 10, 2018, FFB, 13:30

Tacita Dean’s 11-minute moving image installation titled FILM opened at Tate Modern in the October of 2011. Propelled by the impending obsolescence of the analogue film format in the face of the rise of the digital, Tacita Dean made a “portrait of the film itself” in her 11-minute moving image installation titled
FILM. Such self-reflexivity has almost exclusively shaped the existing scholarship on FILM, even though Dean designed the in installation specifically for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. Yet, without a comprehensive consideration of the profound relationship between Dean’s moving image installation and the architecture as well as the history of Turbine Hall, any attempt to analyze FILM overlooks the broader cultural and historical
ramifications of the work. In Through a close visual analysis of both FILM and its exhibition space, I argue that Dean’s work sets up a complex relationship with the Turbine Hall not merely through its scale and positioning, but also, and more profoundly, through its pronounced emphasis on the tension between indexicality and animation. Furthermore, FILM Imposes an implicit critique to the museum institution and its politics of spectacle. Unlike other commissioned works of Unilever Series at Turbine Hall such as Olafur Eliasson’s The Weather Project (2003), Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds (2010), and Rachel Whiteread’s Embankment (2005), FILM neither perceptually transforms the vast space of the Turbine Hall, nor is it dwarfed by it. Instead, the installation connects to its viewers in intimate, non- spectacular ways that relies on tactility. Focusing on the spatial and institutional politics of FILM, I intend to question the implications and limitations of “site-specificity” in the contemporary art scene while reconsidering the art and museum world’s loosely-defined concepts of “public” and “public space.

Conference & Workshop

February 28, 2018- March 01, 2018

Consistently with the conference given by Carlo Branzaglia on Feb. 28th, the workshop (six hours) dealt with the task of monitoring and suggesting innovative ways of communicating the idea of sustainability, in terms of its different aspects: social, environmental, economical ones.

Shifting Perspectives and Emerging Directions in Architectural Design Pedagogy

November 27, 2017, FFB 22, 16:30


Contemporary Housing Transformations and Urban Dynamics on the Arabian Peninsula

November 28, 2017, FFB 22,


Prof. Ashraf M. Salama

Ashraf M. Salama (PhD, FRSA, FHEA) is Professor of Architecture and Head of the Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde Glasgow, United Kingdom. He is the recipient of the 2017 UIA Jean Tschumi Prize for Excellence in Architectural Education and Criticism, which recognises his achievements in a career spanning 30 years, in which he has headed three architecture departments – two as founder – in three continents. He has
authored and co-edited nine books and more than 170 articles and chapters in the international refereed press on various timely and pressing issues that cross the boundaries of disciplines and include theories and methodologies of design studio teaching in architecture and urban design; assessing designed environments from socio-cultural and users’ perspectives; and architecture and urbanism in emerging cities in the global south.

Department Exhibition: Distinguished Works


February 27, 2017 – March 8, 2017
FADA Exhibition Hall, 12:30


The projects, those are performed during 2016-2017, 
ranging from the grade 1 to 4 by  the students of Interior 
Architecture and Environmental Design Department were displayed at the 
Faculty of Art, Design, and Architecture exhibition hall between 
February 27 – March 07, 2017.

It was a great opportunity for the visitors, to examine the creative 
development of interior architecture and environmental design students 
which was shared with a variety of outputs from featured drawings and 
sketches to models and computerized three dimensional screenings.

Master Class on Italian Design


Guilio Cappellini
October 18, 2016
FF B22

“The new design era, how to defend the made in Italy – How the approach to product design and communication has changed through the years, according to the new social/cultural assets. The role of school education towards a constantly evolving future.”

by Arch. Giulio Cappellini, Architect and Art Director at Instituto Marangoni “The School of Design”.