Ambiguous Standards Institute


Plasticity v2 . critical design studio

Art Maker Lab . space

Timsah . stage design

Taking Scarpa for a Walk . workshop

Domesticity v2. design studio

Toolsturning . design project

M(F)aking Between Finality and instrumentality . article


Velocity v2 . design studio

Architectural Model Making In Turkey: A Tool For Thinking and Visualization . exhibition design

Stools as Tools: Tactical Units and Ways of Sitting in Public Space . article

Electricity v1 . design studio

ALT.Lounge . space

Two Modes: Playing Darzana . article

The Bride's House or the Era of Hyper-Rituals  . article


Plasticity v1 . critical design studio

Reprojecting Autoprogettazione? . exhibition

The New Domesticity: Furniture Issue . exhibition

Domesticity v1 . critical design studio

Creature Comforts . design practice


Velocity v1 . critical design studio

Course: ID180 // Introduction to Product Design
Final Project: Container

Using the data gathered from production mapping, the students are asked to design and manufacture a container unit. They were able to get help from one or more workshops and work with several materials if required. They have had to plan and draw their products, talk to the workshop masters and explain their design, make it produced and present their work during class.

They were required to think about the concepts discussed in class throughout the year such as design thinking, crafts, tradition, industry, mass-production, sustainability, recycling, obsolescence, finity of natural resources and so on. Their design had to be based on -or reflect one of many of these concepts-, so they also had to do some basic research about materials, production techniques, examples of traditional and contemporary design.
The scope of the concept (container) is quite broad. Therefore, they had to think about several qualities of the container. First, what does it contain? A material in which state: Solid, liquid, gas? And what specifically?: drawing material, tools, everyday objects, a collection, milk, water, oil, eggs, earth? Answering these questions gave the students insight about the other qualities of their containers. From which material will it be? Wood (birch, oak, poplar, pine,…), metal (copper, aluminium, brass, tin,…), ceramic, glass, plastic,…

Originality, Preciseness, Justification of aims and methods, Relations of material, form and function.