Asli Agirbas

Asli Agirbas
Pratt Institute · School of Architecture

PhD

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Design approaches associated with nature and biology have existed in the world of architecture for many years. In this approach, nature is used as a metaphor for the creation of non-Euclidean geometric architectural forms. However, this approach has been superseded by one that is based on an understanding of the working principles of nature, which...
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Designing through the use of complex forms is becoming increasingly widespread. However, when designing macro-scale projects with complex forms, urban constants should be included in the design process. In this study, to begin, urban morphology constants were identified through a literature survey, which revealed constants such as road networks and...
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Today, in the field of architecture, bio-inspired algorithms can be used to design and seek solutions to design problems. Two of the most popular algorithms are the genetic algorithm (GA) and swarm intelligence algorithm. However, no study has examined the simultaneous use of these two bio-inspired algorithms in the field of architecture. Therefore...
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Many muqarnas ground projection plans contain stars with unequal edge lengths in their compositions. In this study, the geometric reasons behind the unequality of star edge lengths in muqarnas ground projection plans have been searched. The main gates with complex-looking muqarnas belonging to the period of Suleiman the Magnificent (Kanuni Sultan S...
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Birdhouses were produced in Anatolia from the thirteenth century to the nineteenth century, each with period-specific features. The Industrial Revolution’s call for efficiency however, mandated that birdhouses were no longer manufactured. In this study, parametric design, which is based on an algorithmic design, is used to re-implement the lost pra...
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Architectural forms, architectural knowledge, design process, and design thinking are all changing with the use of computer-aided design programmes, and even traditional university architecture departments now wish to teach these programmes. However, it can be difficult to implement courses on such computer programmes because these departments have...
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Daylighting and acoustics parameters are related to each other in terms of material usage, specifically for window openings. However, no study has included acoustics and daylighting as objectives in the multi-objective optimisation models. In this study, this relationship was included to the optimisation process of generating building conceptual fo...
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Many Islamic geometric patterns consist of stripes which are recognizable in the two dimensional patterns. These stripes systematically pass over or under each other, thus they create a tessellation. This system has the same principle with reciprocal frame structures. Considering this situation, in this study, it is aimed to lift the two dimensiona...
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It should be emphasized that the pandemic reminds us the importance of the efficient use of technological facilities in the field of architecture as well as in other branches. In this study, within the scope of a graduate course, the process of participating in an architectural competition project in the online platform has been handled. The proble...
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In parametric design-oriented elective courses given in the architecture departments, most of the parametric designs generally remain at the modeling stage and cannot pass to the design application stage. In this study, this situation was determined as a research problem. Therefore, an experimental method within the scope of the parametric design c...
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Designing for extraterrestrial life is a very up-to-date issue. However, there are many constraints in this kind of designs. Designs that provide the best solution can only be obtained by identifying these constraints very well. In this study, a design concept was developed for life in Mars by considering various constraints. This design consists o...
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Many optimization tools are developed in line with the form-energy relationship to ensure energy efficiency in buildings. However, such studies with complex forms are very limited. Therefore, the MSO-2 model was developed. In this model, on the roof of the conceptual form, minimal surface is used, thus complex forms can be created. In this model, t...
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Many muqarnas contain star polygons in their ground projection plans. Such star polygons usually have equal edge lengths. In this study, the geometric background of irregular star polygons with unequal edge lengths, observed in some ground projection plans of muqarnas, was investigated. The plan of the muqarnas at the main gate of the Atik Valide M...
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Physical, functional and socio-cultural boundaries can emerge in cities over the course of time, and which can be strengthened or weakened by external forces. Since these boundaries affect the integrity of city circulation in a negative manner, correct design should be introduced to reduce their effect. In this study, such qualities as mutualism, p...
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This study aims to test two hypotheses: teaching building information modeling (BIM) in relation to construction science provides students with a remarkable understanding of the nature of construction science (Hypothesis 1), and if the student has positive attitude toward the use of the BIM program, then efficiency by which construction science is...
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The current practice is to make the mathematical analysis of many Islamic patterns in 2D; however, since such patterns actually have 3D features, the third dimension must also be considered. Indeed, the three-dimensional features of the patterns made by carving on stone are very numerous. In this work, it is proposed to perform a 3D mathematical an...
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In recent years, with the effect of globalization, many domestic and foreign investments have been made in the construction sector in Istanbul. Along with the advantages of these activities, there are also some disadvantages; such as uncontrolled urban growth and certain changes in the urban areas. One such example is the Levent area which contains...
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The complexity of the wall form affects the acoustics of the space. In this study, the effect of the complex form walls produced by nCloth dynamic simulation on the acoustics of an office space was investigated. In this research, reverberation time and Speech Transmission Index (STI) values of the pilot office space with one wall having complex for...
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The Anatolian-Turkish carpets are significant cultural items and important art products which existed from the past to the present, from Central Asia to Anatolia. Anatolian-Turkish carpets, which are cultural heritage, have many different motifs on them. Herbal and geometric motifs were used in these carpets generally. All of these motifs have a me...
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The design inspired by nature is an ongoing issue from the past to the present. There are many design examples inspired from nature. Fractal geometry formation, which is focused on this study, is a system seen in nature. A model based on fractal growth principle was proposed for tile design. In this proposal made with using Visual Programming Langu...
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Different computer programs used in the architectural design process serve different purposes. However, the number of computer programs used is increasing at a rate that designers find it difficult to adapt to. Accordingly, the possibility arises to use more than one computer program during the architectural design process, and it is important to m...
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Providing sovereignty over the streets evolves by the use of different apparatus. From the past to the present, sovereignty over the streets was provided via different forms, with the use of towers, radial urban plans, illumination, cameras and mosquito devices. Of all those employed, the mosquito device, which was introduced recently, emits sound...
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Especially in the film industry, architectural spaces away from Euclidean geometry are brought to foreground. The best environment in which such spaces can be designed, is undoubtedly the 3D modeling environment. In this study, an experimental study was carried out on the creation of alternative spaces with undergraduate architectural students. Via...
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Currently, many studies are being done using optimization tools. However, optimization studies done with complex geometry are limited. Even so, the move toward complex geometric forms is a feature in the world of contemporary architecture. Hence, in this study, the minimal surface form, away from the Euclidean geometry, is considered as the roof co...
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Teaching methodologies for parametric design are being researched all over the world, since there is a growing demand for computer programming logic and its fabrication process in architectural education. The computer programming courses in architectural education are usually done in a very short period of time, and so students have no chance to cr...
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In architectural education, the demand for creating forms with a non-Euclidean geometry, which can only be achieved by using the computer-aided design tools, is increasing. The teaching of this subject is a great challenge for both students and instructors, because of the intensive nature of architecture undergraduate programs. Therefore, for the c...
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Computer-aided design has found its role in the undergraduate education of architects, and presently design by coding is also gradually finding further prominence in accord with the increasing demand by students who wish to learn more about this topic. This subject is included in an integrated manner in some studio courses on architecture design in...
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Design studies are being done on contemporary master-plans which may be applied in many locations worldwide. Advances in information technology are becoming the base model of design studies, and these may be more effective than the efforts of humans in the field of architecture and urban design. However, urban morphology variables and constants mus...
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Simulation is being used in the field of architecture in terms of building performance, energy, sustainability, and structural and environmental analyses. It produces solutions to architectural issues. Also, it gives architects, clients and students a virtual reality which helps them to imagine the space. However, simulation does not only refer to...
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The morphological tissues of two Mediterranean coastal colonies; Galata and Trani have been examined in macro-scale, together with the variations, linked to the distinct phases of economic and socio-cultural change in different time cycles, which is one of the bases of the Conzen approach. The effects of road-system changes, city walls, urban regul...
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Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) technologies including computer numerically controlled (CNC) milling, laser cutting and 3D printing are becoming cheaper and globally more accessible. Accordingly, many design professionals, academics and students have been able to experience the benefits and challenges of using digital fabrication in their design...

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Development of a multi-objective optimization tool capable of producing complex forms in relation to performance-form relation of buildings