Creating three-dimensional parametric architecture popup books for architecture education


Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, vol.2015, pp.140-142, 2015 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2015
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.140-142
  • Keywords: Architecture, Historicism, Historicity, History, Past
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


In the Introduction to Architectural Studio project lecture in Yildiz Technical University, during the winter semester of the education year 2014-15, a new approach on the design studio process has been practiced on a group of 15 students creating 3D pop-up books as the first step to create parametric architecture examples. In the Turkish university system, the new departments of the students are determined according to the grades of the students. Therefore, almost none of the new Turkish university students can be placed in the architectural faculties according to their skills. Thus, this new approach not only captures the attention of new students in the department, but it also introduces the new breakthrough movements in the architectural field such as parametric touches on the contemporary architecture. Thus, the paper will discuss the creation process of these wonderful 3D pop-up books as the first step on creating parametric architecture examples.