COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Architecture in the Urban Context
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 308
Spring
1
2
2
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 acquaint the students with the basic concepts and issues of urban environments as they relate to architecture.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Student will be able to discuss the social and historical processes that shape urban spaces.
  • Student will be able to evaluate architecture in the broader context of its relationship with the urban environment.
  • Student will be able to discuss the various themes and issues that pertain to urban environments.
  • Student will be able to analyze the mutual relationship between architecture and urban space.
  • Student will be able to develop an understanding of the various approaches to urban design from an architectural viewpoint.
Course Description This course aims both to familiarize the students to cities as context for architecture, and also to discuss the role of architecture in defining urban spaces.

 



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 to the course Documentary: Ekümenopolis
2 What is a city? Documentary: Urbanized, part 1
3 Urban form Documentary: Urbanized, part 2
4 Typology and morphology of urban space Documentary: Human Scale
5 Urban Facades, streets, squares Documentary: Contested Streets
6 Image of the urban environment Documentary: Strolling around a City
7 Experiencing/Understanding urban space Documentary: My Playground
8 MIDTERM I Workshop
9 Identity of cities Documentary: Architecture, Trace of the City
10 Life in Urban spaces Documentary: Social Life of Small Urban Places
11 Presentations of the workshop and term project
12 Definitions & Dimensions of Urban Design
13 Sustainability and Urban Futures Documentary: Manufactured Landscapes & Feedback on term projects
14 Urban utopias Reading: Fishman, Robert. Urban Utopias in the Twentieth Century, pp. 320.
15 Review of the Semester  
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials Cullen, Gordon. The Concise Townscape London: Butterworth Architecture, 1971. Eisner et. al. The Urban Pattern. NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold,1993. Kostof, Spiro. The City Shaped London: Thames & Hudson, 1992. Lynch, Kevin The Image of The City, Cambridge: The Technology Press, 1960. Trancik, Roger. Finding Lost Space, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1986. Bell, Daniel A. and de-Shalit, Avner. The Spirit of Cities: Why the Identity of a City Matters in a Global Age, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2011. Whyte, Willam, The Public Face of Architecture, New York: The Free Press, 1987. Kostof, Spiro. The City Assembled, London: Thames and Hudson, 1992. Fishman, Robert. Urban Utopias in the Twentieth Century, London: MIT Press, 1991.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
16
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
20
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
20
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
15
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
8
Project
1
10
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
2
12
Final Exams
1
    Total
120

 

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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