NOPA

Size 

3m x 3m x 3m

 

Location 

Santralistanbul, Bilgi University, Istanbul

 

Date

August 2017

 

Collaboration

NOPA - Non Orthogonal Planar Assemblies - International Summer School was organized by Istanbul Bilgi University and was supported by ETH Zurich and NCCR Digital Fabrication from Switzerland. Program coordinators from Istanbul Bilgi University were Prof. Dr. Şebnem Yalınay Çinici and Dr. Evren Aysev Deneç. The tutors from Istanbul Bilgi University were Cemal Koray Bingöl, Gamze Gündüz and Leyla İlman including the collaborators, Oğul Öztunç and Hülya Oral. The tutors and lecturers from ETH Zurich and NCCR Digital Fabrication were Selen Ercan, David Jenny, Orkun Kasap and Luka Piskorec including the guest crits and lecturers Hannes Mayer from ETH Zurich and Dr. Ralph Bärtschi from ROB Technologies AG. The students of the International Summer School  were Aylin Güler, Foad Sarsangi, Nilay Öztürk, Meryem N. Yabanigül, Mevan Bacgeroğlu, Emre Taş, Berk Ekmen, Bilge Kardelen Bekiroğlu, Derya Çiftnamlı, Parhes Deni Çakıridis, Deniz Hüray Tuğcu, Ecem Kırtaş, Saadet Yüncü, Semen Tanrıverdi, İlayda Turan, Hüsnü Yücel and İsmail Kocataş.

 

Once the final design was generated it consisted of eight modules. These could be grouped as four mirrored variations that could be subdivided into five fabrication modules constrained in size by the robotic fabrication setup. After the robotic fabrication of each variation, a copy could be built manually based on the original. This human-robot collaboration fostered an interesting perspective on the relationship of digital tools and precision with traditional ways of craftsmanship. After two mirrored modules were produced, they were test-assembled and checked for deviations before getting transported to the building site of the pavilion (Figure 6).