The design principles and modular structure of the Ecological Safe Space Kit, combined with functionality, form the basis of the "sustainable" architectural understanding. After the analyzes made for Ankara, Etimesgut, Station Area, the numerous “Kit” possibilities obtained were narrowed down and the ideal function-form was achieved. The project is based on providing maximum impact to the Etimesgut Station Area. The environment has been chosen with reference to the most efficient use of the architectural function. Theoretical scenarios were established on the functional mechanisms of the building (energy recovery, water and air treatment systems).
The ecological safe area kit performs its similar function in two different scales, residential and urban. Ecological safe space kit; It is a set of programs that are articulated on buildings or areas in the city and work as an emergency kit.
The ecologically safe area kit aims to be self-sufficient and to provide some usefulness to the structure or the area to which it is articulated.
In response to the increasing consumption of resources today, the ecologically safe space kit minimizes resource use by encouraging daily activities to be combined. The kit will reduce the consumption rates within the programs on the structure to which it is added. Kit contains different variations of modules and these modules are designed under two phrases as fixed and optional. Each module aims ecological programs and results. The highest efficiency balance has been achieved in terms of its functional aspect and design principles, and the ideal Kit for the region has been obtained.
In addition to the functional aspect of the Modular Kit, its structure that understands "Levels of Consciousness" and human psychology becomes an important factor especially in the design of the outer wall. The periphery, therefore, takes its form from both its function and its constraints. The asymmetrically dispersed wall form preserves its pattern to sharpen the limits of the building, and while this does not interrupt Kit's outside intervention, it offers a modular relationship and this "space" to the individual who wants to be in his own "safe space". At every stage of the design, Kit not only maintains its restrictive aspect but also actively preserves the relationship it establishes with the outside and provides the individual with the "safe space" he needs. Likewise, it creates a sense of belonging with the structures with which it directly relates. The resulting visualizations also aim to convey these concepts and express the priority of design principles intensively.
Instructor: Murat Sönmez