Selahattin Tüysüz

Design, is the link between individual imagination and the rest of the society. Since Antiquity, it evolved within an interactive scheme. Although the process was also obstructed with some exaggerated approaches, human brain always managed to rediscover the basics of it. Historical references were always the right place to consult. Documented evidences which starts with Imhotep and followed by Hippodamus gave a great opportunity to absorb this historical development. Even though the Greek Antiquity and Romans brought a heavily ornamented approach, a new city system appeared with Thomas More’s utopia. French designers of early 18th century were the ones who made the first moves in order to regain the basic principles of design. Together with the industrial revolution European and Russian designers started to interrogate and find a new approach. Especially Russian Constructivists took a major role on the development of this new and pure language which totally denied any ornamentation and exaggeration on their expressions which provided "Modernity" a great substructure. Although post-modernity had some misled approach on the Roman design language, a literal current "Deconstructivism" changed quickly this perception.

The talk will be on this historical process of Design, how abstract designers managed to be the most important source of inspiration of architects and how they succeed to adapt this language in to their projects.