COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Architectural Design I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 201
Fall
1
8
5
9
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 The studio aims to advance the skills and concepts explored during the first year of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, such as basic art and design skills, an understanding of the physical environment, group work, portfolio and logbook preparation, basic drawing (freehand and technical), modelmaking, research, reading, writing, and oral and visual presentation skills.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Student will be able to apply three dimensional thinking and problem solving techiques to the design and analysis of projects of increasing architectural complexity and specificity.
  • Student will be able to analyze building programs and diagrams in classic examples of architecture and as a process component of design.
  • Student will be able to evaluate the relationship between a building and its environmental determinants through the study of classic architectural examples and as part of the requirements of design projects.
  • Student will be able to apply technical architectural drawing, graphic representational, and model-making skills as investigative tools and as part of the requirements for design projects.
  • Student will be able to explain design ideas in writing and verbally as required analysis, narrative design statements, and oral presentations.
  • Student will be able to employ design as a process of iterative investigation in required exercises and projects of increasing diversity and complexity over the course of the semester.
  • Student will be able to apply time management skills and a personal design process to weekly exercises, design tasks, and semester deadlines.
Course Description The first architectural design studio focuses on the design of space, architectural forms and elements in relation to our bodies and senses. Visual, environmental, structural and functional aspects are considered throughout the design process. It is an analytical studio that consists of experimental projects. Design studio is the main body of architectural education. The other professional courses, such as architectural history and construction, support and enrich the studio. Hence, drawing links between studio and the other courses is one of the aims of the studio.

 



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 and Project 1 Gesture and Axonometric drawings
2 Project 1 Gesture model
3 Holiday
4 Project 1 Form finding exercises
5 Project 1 Design Process
6 Project 1 Design Process and Project Review
7 Project 2 Intro to Project and Group Analyses
8 Project 2 Perspective Drawing and Model Making
9 Project 3 Site Trip & Mass Model Making
10 Project 3 Design Process
11 Project 3 Design Process
12 Project 3 Design Process
13 Project 3 Mid-Review
14 Project 3 Design Process
15 Project 3 Design Process
16 Review of the semester
Course Notes/Textbooks Required Reading Material:* Ching, F.D.K., Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1996. * Neufert, E., Architects’ Data, Oxford, Blackwell Publishing, 1983.* Tutt, P. and D. Adler, eds., New Metric Handbook, Butterworth Architecture, London and others, 1988.* Ching, F.D.K., Chapter 10: Diagraming, in Design Drawing, John Wiley & Sons Inc, NY, 1998* Criss B Mills, Chapter 1: START: Equipments, Materials and Model Types, in Designing with Models, John Wiley & Sons Inc, NY, 2000* Crower, N. & Laseau, P., Introduction, in Visual Notes for Architects & Designers, John Wiley & Sons Inc, NY, 1984* Crower, N. & Laseau, P., Notebook Entries, in Visual Notes for Architects & Designers, John Wiley & Sons Inc, NY, 1984
Suggested Readings/Materials Recommended Reference Sources:* Bayram, A., Dictionary of Technical Terms: EnglishTurkish, TurkishEnglish, Fono, Istanbul, 1998.* Ching, F.D.K., Architectural Graphics, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2003.* Ching, F.D.K., A Visual Dictionary of Architecture, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1995.* Hasol, D., Ansiklopedik Mimarlık Sözlüğü, YEM, 2002.* Öke, A., A Short Thesaurus and Vocabulary of Architectural Terms for Design Studio, Literatur, 2005.* Porter, T., Archispeak: An Illustrated Guide to Architectural Terms, Spon Press, London, New York, 2006.* Rasmussen, S.E., Experiencing Architecture, Chapman & Hall, London, 1959.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
15
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
3
85
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
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
8
Study Hours Out of Class
14
5
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
3
9
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
Final Exams
    Total
241

 

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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