COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Introduction to Architecture I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 101
Fall
1
3
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives to provide a broad overview of the discipline of architecture: its theories, methodologies; its manners of thinking and working.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • develop a design vocabulary within language of architecture
  • communicate expression of form using analog techniques
  • acquire a basic range of skills in 3-dimensional testing of ideas
  • develop a basic understanding of how observation, analysis, experiment and critique apply to the architectural design process
  • practice studio culture that is necessary for architecture education
Course Description This course is an introduction to the discipline of architecture and its contextual formation.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Introduction | SW1- picture grid
2 Line & Shape | SW2- The most familiar HM#1 The most familiar
3 Tone & Texture | SW3- Grid-scape HM#2 Grid-scape
4 Form & Structure | SW4- Kit of Parts HM#3 Grid-scape
5 Space & Depth | SW5- Kit of Parts HM#4 Kit of Parts
6 Pictorial Systems | SW6- Kit of Parts HM#5 Kit of Parts
7 Multi view Drawing | SW7- Kit of Parts HM#6 Kit of Parts
8 Paraline Drawings | SW8- Kit of Parts HM#7 Kit of Parts
9 Perspective Drawings | SW9- Planes HM#8 Kit of Parts
10 Speculative Drawing | SW10- Planes HM#9 Planes
11 Diagramming | SW11- 3 plane object HM#10 Planes
12 Drawing Composition | SW12- 3 plane object HM#11 3 plane object
13 Presentation Drawing | SW13- 3 plane object HM#12 3 plane object
14 Composite Drawings | SW14-3 plane object HM#13 3 plane object
15 Final HM#14 Box and CD
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Notes/Textbooks • Francis Ching, Architecture: Form, Space and Order, New York: John Wiley & Sons
Suggested Readings/Materials • Ching Francis, Design Drawing • Friedman Johnathan, Creation in Space: A Course in the Fundamentals of Architecture

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
16
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
12
24
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
2
30
Final Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
15
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
1
16
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
Study Hours Out of Class
2
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
12
4
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
3
Final Exams
1
3
    Total
121

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

Ability to apply theoretical and technical knowledge in architecture.

X
2

Ability to understand, interpret and evaluate architectural concepts and theories.

X
3

Ability to take on responsibility as an individual and as a team member to solve complex problems in the practice of architecture.

 

X
4

Critical evaluation of acquired knowledge and skills to diagnose individual educational needs and to direct self-education.

X
5

Ability to communicate architectural ideas and proposals for solutions to architectural problems in visual, written and oral form.

X
6

Ability to support architectural thoughts and proposals for solutions to architectural problems with qualitative and quantitative data and to communicate these with specialists and non-specialists.

X
7

Ability to use a foreign language to follow developments in architecture and to communicate with colleagues.

X
8

Ability to use digital information and communication technologies at a level that is adequate to the discipline of architecture.

X
9

Being equipped with social, scientific and ethical values in the accumulation, interpretation and/or application of architectural data.

X
10

Ability to collaborate with other disciplines that are directly or indirectly related to architecture with basic knowledge in these disciplines.

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 

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