Never stop being on designers’ side!The German architect and theorist Gottfried Semper, in his work “The Four Elements of Architecture,” published in 1851, states that the structures consist of four main parts: hearth (although it is considered as hearth, it represents all the heating, cooling, installation, electricity, etc. service requirements that are needed in the building today), mound. - earthwork (the section that raises the structure from the ground to a clean level and carries it), enclosing membrane (interpreted as a covering that protects the structure from external influences), roof (representing roof and woodwork).
The architectural style of a building is formed by shaping these 4 sections for the solution of functional needs. That is, each shape formed is the result of a functional need. In particular, hearth or services are seen by many architects as an element to be solved in a mechanical project by being separated from architectural design. However, the service needs are one of the basic elements of the building that should be considered and solved technically by the architect. Researchers come across many examples that have given importance to this understanding both in the past and nowadays and have developed architectural solutions to service needs physically by the designer. Turkish Contractors Union project is one of the most beautiful examples of this approach.
Designed by Avci Architects, the Turkish Contractors Association building in Ankara, received the “Best International Project of the Year” award from the Building Awards 2014, one of the prestigious awards of Britain, for its “superior integrated design conception” and “approach for raising the threshold in architecture and construction sectors.” As part of the integrated design approach, “passive heating and cooling” techniques were applied in the project. In order to minimize the energy consumption in heating and cooling by using the temperature difference between day and night, which is the typical climatic characteristic of Ankara, a reinforced concrete labyrinth was designed under the car parks in the basement floors. This labyrinth serves as a battery that helps passively cool the daytime air by storing the night heat during the summer months. In winter, it uses passive heat of daylight by using its core heat. Chilled beams used for the first time in Turkey, according to the environmental conditions necessary to ensure comfort by controlling the following heating / cooling helps.
In support of these heating and cooling techniques, TRIMline Interiors has produced and assembled modular partition wall systems with project-specific grille design. Based on our philosophy, “Never stop being on designers’ side,” TRIMline Interiors is not only a company that manufactures and supplies building materials, modular partition wall systems, but it also understands architects with their design approaches and supports them fully in physical and technical realization of their approaches.
Project: Turkish Contractors Association in Ankara, Turkey.
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