Iris Yeh

Poche: Intimacy in the absent

This poche model analyzes the formal qualities of the Tiraz Castle in Cappadocia Turkey, which is a subtractive stone castle inhabited by the Hittites people in the 12th century. It is characterized by thick, organically shaped interior walls, and columns which are fundamental to the creation of intimacy, warmth, and the longevity of Indigenous habitation values. Crevices and openings within interior walls exhibit their rigidity as dense, stone masses by supporting both tools for survival, and the weight of human occupants. Smaller voids bind larger, non formalized space, allowing for visual continuity, and the overlapping of social with intimate spheres.

  1. Design Dynamics Studio III
    IRD 300
    Catherine Dowling
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