The Modulator is a parametrically designed sheltering sculpture, located at the canteen of Middle East Technical University Faculty of Architecture in Ankara, Turkey. It was initiated as a proposal for a course by the name Advanced Digital Design Studio, and then backed up by the faculty administration for its realization in July 2010.
The sheltering sculpture is located on a high platform -previously used for garbage containers- at the edge of a courtyard where the faculty canteen is located. By the erection of the Modulator, the courtyard received spatial definition and the platform claimed value. The containers were expelled to the secondary service entrance.
As an object in space which also defines space within itself, the user interaction becomes a curious one as for allowing to be in and around at the same time. White, water jet cut fiber-cement boards bring along a texture that matches the surroundings while rendering the final product with an alienating yet elegant color.
The project is realized with all around efforts to find and convince sponsors, professors and using old school muscle work.
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