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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5. Urban Detached Houses in 24 Global Cities  

University D–ARCH ETH Zurich
Course Architectural Design Studio 3rd/4th year
Dates 2005–06
Visting Lecturer Momoyo Kaijima 
Assistants Medine Altiok, Lukas Huggenberger, Megumi Komura
Workshops Micropublic Interventions in Istanbul, Los Angeles, Tokio  
Collaborations BILGI Istanbul ( Emre Arolat, Ihsan Bilgin), SCI-ARC Los Angeles (Jeffrey Inaba), TIT Tokio (Tsukamoto Lab)  

            The city is composed of many individual houses. There are a variety of cities and therefore a variety of houses. On one hand, the typology of a building is determined by the lifestyle of the inhabitant and his individual needs and, on the other hand, by the urban context such as (building) culture, climate or building regulations. The private house expresses a very close relationship between the owner and the city. Research into private living conditions can reveal the essence of living and cultural identity in a city. The urban detached house is a key to the urban environment. 
            Each student receives a real client and a real site in one of six cities. In a close dialectic process, the student designs an urban detached house for his client. In the course of interviews, the student has to fi nd out about the cultural context of the client (family constellation, lifestyle, program). In a second step, the planning regulation of the site has to be calibrated. Examples might be a previously existing house on the site or its vicinity. The students have to analyze the typology of the urban detached house in each city to learn more about the impact of society and culture on architecture. 
            Two aspects are superimposed during the design process: the individual needs of the client and the cultural, contextual conditions of the site. The studio discusses the space and possibility of individuality in urban housing in different cities, countries and cultures.The research should lead to intelligent, experimental houses with a certain degree of humor. The studio works on developing a catalogue of urban detached houses in cities around the world. All the projects are compared at the end of each semester to learn about the differences and potential in each city.