Course Code: 
ARCH 253
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
Theory: 
4
Practice: 
4
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
6
ECTS: 
12
Prerequisite Courses: 
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
Developing a solution by taking a holistic approach to a specific design problem; discussing the role of natural, cultural and environmental conditions in design; Examination of the theoretical aspect of architecture through design problems.
Course Content: 

Design of a house in various locations of Turkey.

1/200 Environmental Design, 1/100 Building Design (plans, 2 sections, and 4 elevations), 1/50 (plans, sections and elevations), 1/500 Site Model, 1/100 Model

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Seminar, 5: Project, 6: Teamwork; 7:Technical excursion
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Jury, C: Homework, D:Quiz, E:Internship

Vertical Tabs

Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

1)Ability to develop research skills in accordance with the architectural design

1,3, 4, 10,11

3,5

A, C

2)Ability to use architectural design skills

1,3, 4, 10,11

5

B, C

3)Ability to find, to analyze and to synthesize precedents

1,3, 4, 10,11

1, 2, 3

B, C

4) Students can transfer the interaction between the physical environment and the human to the design

1,3, 4, 10,11

5

C

5) Students can design by considering the natural and artificial characteristics of the lands

1,3, 4, 10,11

5, 6

B,C

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT

Week

Topics

Preparation

1

Definition of design, methods of approaching architectural design problem..

User Scenario

2

CONTEXT: Examination of the relationship of design with the environment, determination of the project area. Explanation of the architectural representation and what is expected in this direction.

.

 

3

Definition of “a house”

Site Analysis

Pyhsical Model of Site

4

Definition of “a house”

Discussion Day-Workshop-Sketch Exam

Examplar-Precedent Projects

Architectural Program

5

Space analysis and creation of a functional chart and introduction to design. Alternative orientations on the land.

Site Plan Proposal and Sketches

6

Mid-Term I

 

7

User requirements

Spatial analysis critique in the light of anthropometric dimensions.

8

Examination of the theoretical aspect of architecture in the chosen field and subject through design problems

1/200 proposals

9

The role of structure in spatial solutions

Criticism of the effect of the structure on the spatial setup

1/200 proposals

10

Examination of the theoretical aspect of architecture in the chosen field and subject through design problems

1/200 or 1/100 working mock-ups and design drawings

11

Mid-Term II

 

12

Circulation

1/200 or 1/100 working mock-ups and design drawings

13

Materials and Details

1/200 or 1/100 working mock-ups and design drawings if necessary 1/50 drawings

14

Final Critics

Presubmission

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES

Textbook

 

Additional Resources

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING

Documents

TBA

Assignments

 TBA

Exams

 2+1

Assessment

ASSESSMENT

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

2

60

Homework

#

40

Project (Assignment)

 

 

Laboratory

 

 

Field survey

 

 

Seminars/presentations

 

 

Other

 

 

Final Exam (Final Project)

1

40

Contrıbutıon of Final Examination to Overall Grade

 

40

Contrıbutıon of In-term Studies to Overall Grade

 

60

Total

 

100

Course Category

Expertise/Field Courses

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM

 

No

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution Level

 (1: lowest,                               5: highest )

1

2

3

4

5

1

Critical thinking skills: Ability to develop clear and open questions, use abstract ideas to express ideas, evaluate opposing views, reach to the well-examined results and test them with similar criteria and standards

 

X

 

 

 

2

Communication / Graphic communication skills: Ability to formally express each stage of planning and design process with various techniques including hand-drawings and information technologies to create appropriate presentations; to have an ability of a complete and accurate technical description and documentation of the project

 

 

 

 

 

3

Research skills/ Ability of Utilization from Examples: Ability to obtain relevant information, assessment, recording and apply during the architectural processes; the ability to discover examples that are appropriate to program and form, concerning the composition and development of architectural and urban projects

 

X

 

 

 

4

Design skills: Understanding the creation, development and implementation processes of two and three dimension design, architectural composition, and visual perception and organization in urban design, ability to apply basic architectural principles in building, interiors and layout

 

X

 

 

 

5

World architecture: Comprehending the rules of world  architecture, landscape and urban design, and also the climatic, technological, socio-economic and cultural factors which shape these principles

 

 

 

 

 

6

Regional Architecture / Cultural Diversity: Comprehending the effects of national traditions and historical heritage in national and vernacular architecture including local architecture, landscape and urban design.

 

 

 

 

 

7

Cultural Heritage and Conservation: Having awareness of the protection of historical areas as well as the basic principles for the documentation of historical monuments and buildings for the preparation of their restoration projects.

 

 

 

 

 

8

Sustainability: Conservation of artificial sources which also include naturally and culturally significant buildings and spaces, regarding the role of sustainability in the architectural and urban design decisions and understanding the formation of healthy buildings and establishments 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Social Responsibility: Comprehending  the needs, behaviors, social and spatial patterns which characterize different cultures

 

 

 

 

 

10

Nature and Human: Understanding the interaction between physical environment and humans

 

X

 

 

 

11

Geographical Conditions: Ability to design settlement and building considering the natural and artificial properties of site 

 

X

 

 

 

12

Life safety: Understanding the basic principles of life safety systems with an emphasis on the topic of emergency exits

 

 

 

 

 

13

Structural systems: Understanding the behavioral principles of standing structures with vertical and horizontal forces and the development and application of contemporary load-bearing systems

 

 

 

 

 

14

Building Physics and Environmental Systems: Understanding the basic principles of lighting, acoustics, air-conditioning and energy use in the design of environmental systems.

 

 

 

 

 

15

Building Shell Systems: Understanding the materials and basic design systems and correct application types of building shells

 

 

 

 

 

16

Building Service Systems : Understanding the basic design principles of building service systems composing,  plumbing , electric , vertical circulation, communication, security and fire safety systems

 

 

 

 

 

17

Construction Materials and Applications: Understanding the principles and standards of building materials and components in terms of production and applications.

 

 

 

 

 

18

Integration of Building Systems: Ability of evaluation, selection and integration of building service systems, environment, security and building shells in building design.

 

 

 

 

 

19

Program Organization and Evaluation: The ability to evaluate an architectural project with a comprehensive program, according to the design criteria concerning the client, user requirements, appropriate precedents, space and equipment requirements, site conditions and related laws and standards

 

 

 

 

 

20

Comprehensive Project Development: Ability to improve and evaluate an architectural project with comprehensive program from graphical design to system details (Structural and environmental systems, security, etc.)

 

 

 

 

 

21

Control of Building Cost: Within the framework of the design project; understanding the basics of finance, building economy and cost control

 

 

 

 

 

22

Architect-Employer Relationship: Understanding the responsibility of analyzing the requirements of the owner and customer as an architect

 

 

 

 

 

23

Teamwork and Collaboration: Ability to enhance individual skills and take on different roles through identification and work as a member of the design team , in conjunction with other environments

 

 

 

 

 

24

Project Management: Understanding the duty of tasking, contracting, personnel management, consultants, project delivery methods and service agreement

 

 

 

 

 

25

Application Management: Understanding issues of office organization, business planning, marketing, financial management, project management, risk mitigation, the basic principles of leadership and the profession of issues affecting the globalization, outsourcing, project delivery, expanding practice that support the profession of architecture

 

 

 

 

 

26

Leadership: Understanding the pioneer role of the architect in the process of project and design for contract administration

 

 

 

 

 

27

Legal Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding the legal responsibilities of the architect in building design and construction such as public health, safety and well-being, property rights, zoning and housing regulations, user rights which affect architectural studies

 

 

 

 

 

28

Architectural Practice / Professional Development: Understanding the role of the internship in professional development, and  mutual rights and responsibilities of the employer and the trainee

 

 

 

 

 

29

Professional Ethics: Understanding the ethical issues that are related to the professional adjudication in architectural design and practice

 

 

 

 

 

ECTS

ECTS / STUDENT WORK LOAD

 

NUMBER

DURATION 
(HOURS)

TOTAL WORK LOAD 
(HOURS)

Course Duration (14 weeks x total work hours)

14

8

112

Workload outside the classroom (research and reviews)

14

6

84

Quiz

 

 

 

Homework

14

3

42

Presentation/Seminars

1

10

10

Midterm

2

10

20

Project

 

 

 

Laboratory

 

 

 

Field survey

1

10

10

Others

 

 

 

Final exam (Final Project)

1

10

10

Total work load

 

 

288

Total work load / 25

 

 

11,52

ECTS of the course

 

 

12