A Spatial Experience Based on the Intersection of Architecture and Media Arts

The Exhibition which we designed for HAS Mimarlık is online from 3 November to 13 November.
A selection of HAS Architects’ projects is presented in a performance that blends digital technology with spatial design, forming a synthesis between the past and the present within the magical atmosphere of the historical Single-Dome Hall of the Imperial Arsenal.
Taking the Single-Dome Hall as the focal point, the exhibition uses contemporary interpretations to alternate between old and new, whole and fragment, real and virtual, balanced and unbalanced states. Notions of time and space become blurred and the exhibition surrounds the visitors, offering them an unusual spatial experience.

Space & Content Design: NOHlab (Deniz Kader, Candaş Şişman), Buşra Tunç
Advisor: Pelin Derviş
Animation Design: NOHlab, Necmi Deniz Akıncı
Sound Design: Giray Gürkal
Computational Design: Veysel Açıkel, Buşra Tunç
Graphic Design: Ali Emre Doğramacı
Light Design: NOHlab
Technical Production: Visio-vox, NOHlab
Space Setup: Bora Tosun, Sergen Tertemiz
Assistants: Taylan Karabaş, Furkan Ruşen, Beste Soybilge
Thanks: DECOL, Mete Cem Arabacı, Yüksek İşler, Asvill Yapı, Bülent Tuncay, Engin Altıntaş, Sinan Öztürk, Efe Sümer

Reinterpreting the Historical Dome
As the prominent architectural element of the Single-Dome Hall, the dome itself is the starting point of the main idea. The installation is further developed by the inverse “light dome” which simulates the historical dome. In contrast to the perfection of the dome geometry, the “light dome” has been planned as an edifice which forms a dialogue with the historical building through its contemporary interpretation. The audiovisual performance uses the newly-produced dome as a background and through referrals to the dome, integrates the works of HAS Architects with the spatial atmosphere and thus re-interprets the space. The visitors go back and forth between real and virtual spaces through the movements of surrounding light and sound.

Whole, Fragment, Infinite
The ray of light focusing on the oculus of the dome starts to move, dispersing the colors and light to form meaningful images. The “one” and its entirety evolves, fragments and finds its form in the mystic atmosphere, symbolizing HAS Architects’ continuity, infinity and re-creation with the third generation of architects.

Real and Virtual, Past and Present
Starting from the permanent character of architectural projects, the movement emphasizes the progressive outlook of the architectural office towards the future. It also aims to disconnect the visitor’s perception of the moment and the space. While the dome’s existing architectural and acoustical characteristics are accentuated by sound and light, with the constant movement on the transparent “light dome”, the past blends with the present and becomes integrated as notions of time and space intertwine.

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