What’s in my bag: Architecture Happens

What’s in my bag: Architecture Happens

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Advanced Models : Deutsche Arkitektur Museum

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One of the factors that makes architecture amusing is modeling. Whenever I find a chance to examine them, I take it full of advantage. Hence, it was unavoidable for me to visit Deutsche Arkitektur Museum while I was in Frankfurt. I took more than 600 photos in a very short time, can you believe this? There was a part that took my attention the most was the development progress of architecture from the first. Moreover model of Çatalhöyük, exists in Turkey, was well symbolized with figures showing how was the daily life of the people those days (about 6000-7000 BC). I want to share some detais from the museum, but just a little bit. Sounds selfish, right? The museum is next to Untermainbrücke in Frankfurt, it takes 10-15 minutes from Hauptbahnhof Main Station by walking. If you go Frankfurt, don’t skip DAM. Tschüss!

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Lists

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Keeping lists and taking notes consciously comes from creative minds. Just like me, I won’t be modest about it. If I have to muse about listing habits of creative and clever people, I guess that’s all based on the desire of controll. Having the documents of the things feels safe. Maybe they are all preparations for the upcoming unthought things, at least for me. When I watch a movie, listen to a speech or in a lesson a new list starts to be written on the notes part of my phone.

I am thinking of myself. Te first list that I’ve ever had is alphabet that daddy gave me. I was watching Sesame Street. Voila! I have learnt reading and writing by myself. I was 4 or 5. That alphabet was a beginning of a chain reaction. The first list that I’ve first made was the list of my friends from Kindergarten. Kindergarten was kinda dream. I still see my teachers there, they’re lovely and still concerned about me. Whatever…

The simpliest lists that I’ve made were about the books I’ve read and liked, the movies I’ve watched and liked, characters who inspire me… For exampe the one that I’ve made last year was about the things I’ve eaten every day. Moreover my recent list is about the money I spend every day. I also keep an agenda, feels like living more aware. Maybe I seem too obsessed on tidiness. Obsession? Maybe. Tidiness? Not at all. I like putting things in an order, not myself. Atully I’m tidy, mentally. The idea of organizing things makes me feel comfortable and satisfied. Moreover, stationaries makes this progress much more enjoyable. Why do Moleskine and Smythson exists?

That’s all for today, just something personal. Thanks for joining my inner speech.

Have a good time dandy people.

Melike ÇULCUOĞLU

Green

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People tell me how colourful I wear and they wouldn’t dare to wear that way. (Just like bright pink pants and bright green t-shirt… Not neon, I don’t like it) I like colours. It makes me happy, that simple. There’s something about colours, maybe the energy it gives makes me feel this way, maybe the way how the people look at you. Whatever, I hardly recommend you colouring yourselves. Black is good, but colours are better. It’s a little bit cliché but I am thinking this way. What about you?
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That corner of my school is so cool, isn’t it?
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Handwerkskunst Ulrike Scheit (In the other words: Miniature Wonderland)

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Do you want to go to a paradise with me? Then, continue reading… While I was wandering in Römer/Frankfurt, on the way of Kleinmarkethalle where I’ll tell you about later, I’ve found a store full of hand-made wooden miniature goods. As I saw the window of the store, I’ve found my self eyes-wide open in view of the beautiful tiny objects. My heart started pounding with my amazement and I’ve plunged into this paradise called Handwerkskunst Ulrike Scheit when I came to myself. Dreaming about those stuff was unavoidable, though. As a starchitect to be I asked the kind salesperson who let me take photos inside, if they ship their products to the other countries and told me “yes” which made me so glad. I think anything won’t make you imagine about what I’m talking about so, why don’t you look over the photos I’ve taken and admire?

Sizi cennette hissettirebilecek bir yeri tanımak ister misiniz? Cevabınız evet ise okumaya devam edin… Römer/Frankfurt’ta size daha sonra detaylı olarak tanıtmak istediğim Kleinmarkethalle yolunda giderken gözüm bir dükkana takıldı. Vitrinde minicik el yapımı süs eşyalarını görünce, çocukluğu el işi yapmakla geçmiş olan benim gözleri fal taşı gibi açılmış ve kalbi heyecandan küt küt atar halde vitrini nasıl seyre daldığımı tahmin bile edemezsiniz. Kendime geldiğimde hemen o Handwerkskunst Ulrike Scheit diye adlandırdıkları o cennetten kopmuş dükkana daldım. İçerideki mini minnacık el yapımı ahşap süsleri ve her biri birbirinden özel (ve pahalı!) guguklu saatleri görünce onlarla dolu hayallere dalmam zaten kaçınılmazdı. Bir mimarlık öğrencisi (ya da çok sevdiğim Danimarkalı bir mimarın deyimiyle Starchitect to be yani geleceğin yıldız mimarı 🙂 ) olarak yapacağım projeleri düşündüm ve içeride fotoğraf çekmeme izin verecek nezaketi gösteren satış elemanına yurt dışına gönderim yapıp yapmadıklarını sordum ve cevap beni fazlasıyla memnun etti. Evet! Fakat şimdi ben bu güzellikleri gözünüzde canlandırmak için ne söylesem boş, en iyisi siz çektiğim fotoğraflara bir göz atın ve her görüşümde yaptığım gibi iç geçirin.
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Those eyes! hahahaa 🙂