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SETSCI - Volume 4 (7) (2019)
ISAS WINTER-2019 (APD) - 4th International Symposium on Innovative Approaches in Architecture, Planning and Design, Samsun, Turkey, Nov 22, 2019

1:1 Building Workshops as a Practice of Learning in Architectural Community
Didem Güneş Yılmaz1*
1Bursa Technical University, Bursa, Turkey
* Corresponding author:
Published Date: 2019-12-22   |   Page (s): 172-180   |    198     6

ABSTRACT In architectural schools, mediums of teaching vary from conventional theoretical classes to creative design studios. Lately, it has become popular to include demonstrative activities or design and build workshops out off the school environment. In addition to this, with the initiative of non-profit architectural building communities, students and graduates from different universities in different countries can come together for build-together activities that generally run from one week to two weeks, which can also fill credits required in their curriculum in some cases. In this paper, two workshops attended by the author will be presented and discussed through their approaches and differences in application, and the design works with their details will also be examined in means of material choice, material-related limitations and machinery process. One is held within the International Summer School and Festival of Architecture by HelloWood community, in 2018 July. The other one is by Camposaz community in Roccamonfina 9th edition held in 2017 July. Both projects were timber structures and completed in 7 and 9 days respectively. During the process from their design to cut-to-build, limitations in the amount of time on site, volume of material and number of members of groups were effective as basic considerations overlapping with the real site issues taught in the schools. 
KEYWORDS Architectural workshops, design-build experience, timber building, timber structures, timber detailing
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