Designing Spatial Experiences through “Techne”

By Ozlem Ucar and Ozge Kandemir.

Published by The Design Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

Technique is to transform natural objects to a cultural asset, a tool, a facility, and art works like a space, a sculpture, a painting, literature… Therefore technique is not found in nature, it is an artificial presence and also a presence of design which is added to nature by human because of his intellectual and spiritual being. This concept named as “techne” by Greeks, will be approached in the application, explained through this study with Heidegger’s expansion pointing out that the word “techne” meant a creative “re-vealing” of truth, and belonged to poiesis, that is, “making”. This application is designed to get volumetric elements for a specific function through organizing surface elements changing on each layer. The design problem is to create a volumetric element for “sit-in” through superimposing surfaces cut with straight and curved parts and organizing these layers by considering solid- void as positive and negative spaces. The main goal is revealing the effects of this “form of making” creating the spatial experiences, on designers during the design process and on users during the interaction process with final products. In this study, the application’s creative process and results will be explained through the concept of “making” and “experience”.

Keywords: Techne, Spatial Experience, Sit-in, Interior Design Education, Design Studio

Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp.195-204. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.133MB).

Dr. Ozlem Ucar

Academic Staff, Instructor, Department of Interior Design, Faculty of Fine Arts, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey

Ozlem Mumcu Ucar was born in 1971, Eskisehir, Turkey. She has her Bachelor degree of Architecture from Istanbul Technical University in 1993, Masters Degree from Interior Design, Istanbul Mimar Sinan University in 1996, PhD in Architecture from Istanbul Technical University in 2005 and her doctoral thesis is “A Spatial Approach to Boundary Concept: An Analysis on Ankara Bahcelievler Settlement”.She has been working as an Assistant Professor in Interior Design Department of Faculty of Fine Arts, Anadolu University since 1993. She is a part of a design team, has many projects in Anadolu University and working on especially first and second year design education on theoretical and practical levels and also on “boundary concept in spatial design” and has many presented papers on this issue.

Assoc. Prof. Ozge Kandemir

Instructor, Department of Interior Design, Faculty of Fine Arts, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey

Ozge Kandemir was born in 1977, Antalya, Turkey. She has her Bachelor degree of Architecture from Osmangazi University in Eskisehir 1999, Master Degree from Interior Design, Eskisehir Anadolu University in 2004. She has also attended the PhD in Interior Design Program in Anadolu University. She has studied on Museum and exhibition design since her MA thesis which is on “The Effects of Pedagogic Chancing on Contemporary Museum Design”. She has been working as an instructor in Interior Design Department of Faculty of Fine Arts, Anadolu University since 2001. She has studied on design education through associating her researchs on pedagogy.

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