Course Code: 
ARCH 345
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
Theory: 
2
Practice: 
2
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
4
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Coordinator: 
Course Objectives: 
Comprehending the structural systems in architecture from a professional and contemporary perspective
Course Content: 

The Architectural Structures course provides practice with digital and analog tools to gain knowledge and experience about architectural structural systems; uses global, technical and aesthetic perspectives.

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. The student gains the ability to explain, visualize and apply architectural structures.

3, 13

1, 2, 6

A, C, D

2. The student gains the ability to visually express and model structural systems.

3, 13

1, 2, 6

A, C, D

3. The student gains the ability to access and evaluate information about contemporary structural systems.

3, 13

1, 2, 6

A, C, D

4. The student gains the ability to design a contemporary structure with vertical and lateral stability.

3, 13

1, 2, 6

A, D

5. The student gains proficiency in providing the building envelope-carrier structure integration.

3, 13, 15

1, 2

A, C, D

6. The student gains the ability to apply sustainability principles in structural design.

3, 13

1, 2

A, C, D

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT

Week

Week

Preparation

1

Introduction to Architectural Structures, structural logic, definitions, pioneering projects

  • Structural loads (vertical, lateral)
  • Structural balance, stability
  • Structural elements (walls, columns, foundations): principles, design, examples

-

2

  • Structural loads (vertical, lateral)
  • Structural balance, stability
  • Structural elements (walls, columns, foundations): principles, design, examples

Model Workshop: Creating a rigid surface

Preliminary research on structural stability

3

Structural role models in nature and the relationship between architecture

Assignment 2: design a structure inspired by natural structures

Model Workshop

Preliminary research on bionic structures

4

Structures under pressure load

soil, brick, stone, concrete

  • Structural elements (walls, columns, foundations): principles, design, examples

Model Workshop

To complete of the model

5

Reinforced concrete structures – Frame system and elements

Shell

Model Workshop

To complete of the model

6

Announcement of midterm-term

-

7

Wooden structures

  • Structural elements: design, practice, examples

Model Workshop

To complete of the model

8

Wooden structures

  • Structural elements: design, practice, examples

Model Workshop

Preliminary studies for term assignments

9

Steel structures

  • Structural elements: design, practice, examples

Model Workshop

Preliminary studies for term assignments

10

Steel structures

  • Structural elements: design, practice, examples

Model Workshop

Preliminary studies for term assignments

11

Multi-storey-high buildings

Model Workshop

Preliminary studies for term assignments

12

Tensile surfaces (membrane, tensile, tensegrity): principles, design, examples

Model Workshop

Preliminary studies for term assignments

13

New materials, new applications

Model Workshop

Preliminary studies for term assignments

14

Model Workshop - Final Assignments studies

Preliminary studies for term assignments

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES

Textbook

  • Silver P., McLean W., Architekturtechnologie, DVA, Hamburg, 2009-Stattmann
  • MacDonald A J., Structure and Architecture, Architectural Press, 2001

Additional Resources

  • Deplazes A.(ed.), Constructing Architecture-Materials, Processes, Structures, Birkhäuser,Basel, 2005 N.,Handbuch Material Technologie,avedition Ludwigsburg Verlag für Architektur und Design, 2003
  • Ching F., Building Construction Illustrated, John Wiley&Sons, 2008
  • Janberg N., Structurae: International Database for Structures, http://en.structurae.de/index.cfm, online 2013

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING

Documents

 Outputs from specified sources and Nat. Geo. documentaries on large structures

Assignments

 2 Assignments in biomimetics and structural analysis

Exams

 Midterm (1), Final exam (1)

Assessment

ASSESSMENT

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

25%

Homework

2

25%

Project (Assignment)

 

 

Laboratory

 

 

Field survey

 

 

Seminars/presentations

 

 

Other

 

 

Final Exam (Final Project)

1

50%

Contrıbutıon of Final Examination to Overall Grade

 

50%

Contrıbutıon of In-term Studies to Overall Grade

 

50%

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

11

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

X

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

 

 

 

 

X

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

4

56

Workload outside the classroom (research and reviews)

14

1

14

Quiz

 

 

 

Homework

2

10

20

Presentation/Seminars

1

4

4

Midterm

1

4

4

Project

 

 

 

Laboratory

 

 

 

Field survey

 

 

 

Others

 

 

 

Final exam (Final Project)

1

10

10

Total work load

 

 

108

Total work load / 25

 

 

4,32

ECTS of the course

 

 

4