Zoom in Detail of an oil Painting depicting Benjamin Franklin done by Benjamin West in 1816
My Note: Benjamin Franklin, A man of accomplishment who has made many discoveries and inventions along with an astonishing political career. He achieved all of this without a formal university education, today we see an image of him on the front of a 100 dollar bill, perhaps the single biggest connotation for material success which we are reminded on a daily basis
Since I was young I always had a mindful way of living which forced me to question “why?” repeatedly on certain issues in life until i got something close to an acceptable answer in relationship with nature. I have never had doubts on the fact that human beings are related to animals. And I honestly think that we should not be ashamed of being sophisticated animals, it’s just ok. We sleep, eat, defecate and fornicate like them, so any man with reason and an above average IQ would be tempted by the idea that we must have some sort of a kinship with them. A premise, which Darwin and many other men of thought sought to scrutinize. Continue reading →
The more I think of it, the more I believe that Marcel Duchamp’s “fountain” is a disgrace to the art world.
If he had not put that urinal in display arguing that any stupid thing could replace excellency in craft, we wouldn’t have had todays shallow pop culture. He enticed hoards of untalented wanna be artists into the world of art. Degrading humanity all together. Continue reading →
The mind is no different than a vessel within the Bosphorus.
When we are young our minds are similar to that of a speed boat, it is agile and it easily maneuvers itself to different directions as it wishes. But as we age our frames of the world turn more into massive tankers of slow speed, which possess in it the heavy weights of experience and engraved belief systems acquired through many decades. In order to change its direction a tanker needs a long time and a good distance, which the Bosphorus does not provide due to its narrow and meandering nature. Continue reading →
SPQR, Senātus Populus que Rōmānus. (Senate, People and Roman)
Roman citizens were fortunate people who were alive in perhaps the best times of human history. Though technology and medicine were not as advanced as of today, there societal values were virtuous and nothing near the level of cultural degradation we see as of today through the current instagram and social justice culture we are experiencing. Morals and Ethics were at the forefront in daily life, and many stoic philosophers rose to the spot light under the reign of Roman Emperor’s. Continue reading →
An architect can try to do all his best, but if the culture is unwilling to accept the value of buildings he is just wasting his time.
Not only is an architect challenged while designing and implementing artistic common sense during interdisciplinary collaboration, but what he gets built after the design process is also heavily vulnerable to constant civic sabotage and his intellectual intent to constant vandalization. Continue reading →
A city is an unnatural habitat for human beings and is no different than a cancer tissue on Earth, which grows and grows until it destroys its host by turning natural wildernesses into concrete and steel jungles.
Similar to how our digestive systems are not yet evolved and adopted to agricultural inventions such as bread and rice (Which is clearly the case when the levels of insulin and sugar in our blood streams are analyzed after consuming these products), living cramped with more than two million people in a 800km2 area is also a social invention which both our psychological and physiological systems are not adopted to. And looking at the slow rate of evolution through out the history of men, it is highly unlikely that we will ever adopt to big cities in the next few millennia. Continue reading →
I am often asked by close people wether I am happy or not living in the city of Adana; a city where I recently discovered that even Syrian refugees despise. Upon some small talk at the streets of istanbul last weekend, one Syrian guy told me that only the stupid Syrians stayed in Adana. And this happens to be the city that I live and work in. Continue reading →
Western “consumerist culture” is not only toxic but also highly contagious on an international level. Continue reading →
Above is an illustration that I have created.
On this Video I talk about the current architectural movements that are dominating the architectural world as of today. Continue reading →