Medine Altiok Architecture

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    Medine Altiok Architecture
    Dipl. Arch AA/SIA/AKNW
    Sihlfeldstrasse 10
    CH–8003 Zürich
    +41 78 740 22 32 

Projects — 
  1. Muslim Cemetery Hamburg
  2. Gemeindesaal Arlesheim
  3. House of Families Aachen
  4. Butcher`s House Aachen
  5. Collective Housing Gockhausen
  6. Collective Housing Sulperg
  7. New Public Library Brixen
  8. Muslim Health Centre
  9. Raiffeisenbank Wiedikon
  10. New Silk Road Park Xian
  11. House of the Arts Beirut
  12. Art Gallery Maribor
  13. Artist`s Depot Münchenstein 
  14. Collective Housing Kriens
  15. Collective Housing Hauenstein
  16. Stadthaus Adliswil
  17. Lakeview Residences Bürgenstock
  18. Brick Leaf House London

Research / Publications —
Cities, Cultures and Territories
  1. Mittelmeerland
  2. Stadtfabrik
  3. Types of Housing

Teaching —
Architectural and Urban Design 
  1. Transformation Studio
  2. Mittelmeerland
  3. Types of Housing
  4. Yamashita Pier
  5. Urban Detached Houses
  6. Teaching the Norm
  7. Pet Architecture

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6. Teaching the Norm  

University D–ARCH ETH Zurich
Course Architectural Design Studio 1st year  
Dates 2005/06
Professor Dr Marc M. Angélil 
Assistants Medine Altiok, Inge Beckel, Dirk Hebel, Matthias Imgrüt, Marion Kalmer, Lukas Kueng, Zwi Kutner, Jesse Le Cavalier, Dominique Leutwyler, Martin Matter, Patrick Maisano, Michael Martin, Christoph Sauter, Deane Simpson, Cary Siress, Benjamin Theiler, Akay Zorlu, Andrew Whiteside

            The history of architecture is always simultaneously the history of housing the human body and of establishing the norms involved. Based upon this thesis, the first-year course of 2005/06 introduced the subject of the architectural norm into the established curriculum. While investigating and ultimately also questioning the norm, the course used it as a new didactic tool and general parameter to examine content. A large number of over 280 students and their collective experience with the norms of everyday life was regarded as a potential for teaching the course.
            By investigating our discipline’s production of normality, we wanted to test whether the critical potential within the structure of the first-year course can be made architectonically productive at the beginning of the overall curriculum by applying it to the environment familiar to the students. The idea was to provide students with an understanding of architectural practice, which defines architecture as a place in which social, political and aesthetic systems of rules and regulations are negotiated.