Yale School of Architecture (YSOA)
critics: Zaha HADID & Patrik SCHUMACHER
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Teoman AYAS: The project started with physical model studies investigating material properties for shell and tensile structures. These studies were further analyzed in digital form down to a parameterized structural concept/system, which is the impetus behind the formal and spatial explorations for the final proposal.
The hybridized system of perimeter compression shells and central tensile members take continues form while structurally complementing each other. The tensile members resolve into multiple inner rings articulating the position of the key program under the large span roof. The transition between the compression and the tensile members are further articulated with ETFE skin reinforcing the continuity between the two structural parts.
The final design is a tennis stadia conceived as a part of an overall master plan developed with the entire studio for the 2020 Olympics in the candidate city Istanbul.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
TA: Saarinen and Arthur Metcalf’s short Fantaisie in Bubblewrap.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
TA: I was watching to many Law & Order episodes.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
Dist Architects (http://www.distarchitects.com), Fields Studio (http://www.fields-studio.com), Salon2 Architects (http://salon2.info), Korfali Architectural Studio (http://cargocollective.com/yamackorfali) , all from Istanbul