An experimental study in an architectural design studio: the search for three-dimensional form and aesthetics through clay

Yamacli R., Ozen A., Tokman L.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ART & DESIGN EDUCATION, vol.24, no.3, pp.308-314, 2005 (AHCI) identifier identifier


In architectural design education, the main objective is to help students, especially first-year students, improve their design ideas, creativity, perception of three dimensions and ways of expressing them. Thus, as an embedded concept in architecture, art has been emphasised here as a design method. In other words, the necessary help to enable students to think more freely has been provided by ceramic art. The concept dealt with in this article is an interdisciplinary approach to space design as an experimental method in design education. Just as fine art students are inspired from the principles of architecture, clay, as basic material to fine art students, makes a creative material and design tool for architecture students, A workshop was organised in the design courses by the first author, the instructor, for the first- and third-year architecture students. The second author, a ceramics artist and lecturer, has participated in the workshop as a visiting instructor and contributed with her own studies related to space, house, building and materials.