Sevgim Ayhan

Rethinking Living in Berlin
Working From Home
One Size Fits All
Floating University
Housing in Neukölln
Tiny House
Courtyard Block
A Culture Center
The Art Gallery
Handmade Studio

I’m interested in an architecture that improves the quality of use, life, and human relationships - architecture that provides spaces in which users find freedom.


Housing in Neukölln 

Housing in Neukölln
Autumun 2017 Berlin
From Internship, Staycation Design Office

The proposed volume nestles up against the firewall of the existing building and with its central internal courtyard which creates an outdoor space. The access deck, which faces onto the courtyard, is a circulation and balcony structure that can potentially be appropriated by the community of residents. The balcony provides a more intimate connection with the void of the courtyard, which has given it a different character in the court.

Each apartment faces two orientations – a street and a courtyard, allowing tenants to relate to the street life as well as to the quiet block interior. In its internal inhabitation, its spaces can be grouped and redistributed horizontally - it can be arrayed, linked together or easily subdivided. The uses proposed for the ground floor such as a café and flexibly sized studios along Elbestrasse activate the urban space.