COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Modern Architectural Culture in Turkey
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 324
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course examines the emergence, transformation, and diverse representations of modern architectural culture in Turkey from late 1920s to date
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To have a basic understanding of the development of modern architectural culture in Turkey
  • To develop the ability to critically analyze and comprehend main examples of modern architecture and literature on architectural culture in Turkey
  • To increase knowledge and experience of architectural and design culture by visiting local examples of modern architecture
Course Description The major themes of the course include the modernization of the home, the kitchen and furniture, the introduction of new building materials and construction technologies, the role of architectural competitions, public sector and private initiatives in the development of Turkey’s architectural culture and major shifts in planning discourse, as well as the various ways of representing modern architecture, modern family and modern life in popular media.

 



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
2 Ottoman Revivalism General Lecture by the Instructor
3 Ottoman Revivalism Students’ Presentations and Submission of a Report
4 Nationalist Modernism in the Early Republican Period (1930s-1950s) Public Architecture General Lecture by the Instructor & Guest Lecture
5 Nationalist Modernism in the Early Republican Period (1930s-1950s) Public Architecture Students’ Presentations and Submission of a Report
6 Nationalist Modernism in the Early Republican Period (1930s-1950s) The Modern House General Lecture by the Instructor & Guest Lecture
7 Nationalist Modernism in the Early Republican Period (1930s-1950s) The Modern House Students’ Presentations and Submission of a Report
8 Mid Term
9 Post-war International Modernism (1950s-1980s) General Lecture by the Instructor & Guest Lecture
10 Post-war International Modernism (1950s-1980s) Students’ Presentations and Submission of a Report
11 Postmodernism (1980s-1990s) General Lecture by the Instructor & Guest Lecture
12 Postmodernism (1980s-1990s) Students’ Presentations and Submission of a Report
13 Global Modernism (1990s-2010s) General Lecture by the Instructor & Guest Lecture
14 Global Modernism (1990s-2010s) Students’ Presentations and Submission of a Report
15 General Review
16 General Review
Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials Recommended Reference Sources: • Sibel Bozdoğan, Modernism and Nation Building: Turkish Architectural Culture in the Early Republic (Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2001) • Tansel Korkmaz ed. Architecture in Turkey Around 2000, Issues in Discourse and Practice, 1980-2005 (Ankara: Chamber of Architects of Turkey, 2005) • Sibel Bozdoğan, Esra Akcan, Turkey: modern architectures in history, (London : Reaktion Books , 2012) • Sibel Bozdoğan, Reşat Kasaba eds. Rethinking modernity and national identity in Turkey, (Seattle : University of Washington Press , 1997) • İnci Aslanoğlu, Erken Cumhuriyet Dönemi Mimarlığı 1923-1938 (İstanbul: Bilge Kültür Sanat, 2010) • Ali Cengizkan, Modernin Saati (İstanbul, Boyut Yayın Grubu, 2002) • Şevki Vanlı, Mimariden Konuşmak, Bilinmek İstenmeyen 20. Yüzyıl Türk Mimarlığı Eleştirel Bakış, 3 cilt, (Şevki Vanlı Mimarlık Vakfı Yayınları, 2006) • Elvan Altan Ergut & Bilge İmamoğlu ed. Cumhuriyet’in Mekânları Zamanları İnsanları, Ankara: Dipnot Yayınları, 2010)

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
14
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
20
Presentation / Jury
1
15
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
25
Final Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
18
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
8
6
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
5
Presentation / Jury
1
3
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
3
Final Exams
1
3
    Total
110

 

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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