A Design-Build Experience

Kilyos Boathouse






design-build studio, design education, hidden curriculum, learning by doing, horizontal learning


As a part of the stated curriculum of MEF University Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture, Design and Build! Studio (DBS) is a compulsory summer programme for students completing their first year in architecture and interior design. Within the framework of Design and Build! Studio, the school communicates its set of values through emphasizing learning by doing, horizontal learning and underlining the process. This paper discusses how a design-build studio can be a distinctive hidden quality of an architecture faculty through the case of Kilyos Boathouse project conducted in Summer 2018.

How to Cite

Aydemir, A. Z. (2020). A Design-Build Experience: Kilyos Boathouse. EAAE Annual Conference Proceedings, 154–175. https://doi.org/10.51588/eaaeacp.60



Author Biography

Ayse Zeynep Aydemir, MEF University

Zeynep Aydemir received her BArch (2008) and MSc in Architectural Design (2011) degrees from Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture. She completed her jointly supervised PhD entitled ‘Experiments, Practices and Positions in Architectural Design Studios’ at KU Leuven and ITU in 2017. Currently, she is a visiting postdoctoral research fellow at the Royal College of Art School of Architecture as a TUBITAK scholar. Her research interests include new pedagogies, design-build studios, bottom-up approaches, co-create and experimenting in architectural design studios.


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