COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Architectural Geometry
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 326
Fall/Spring
1
3
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 The advancement of contemporary construction methods has opened the industry to increasingly complex geometry in design. Architecture Geometry is a practical laboratory in the mathematics, concepts and creation of different architectural geometries. Students will use digital design methods, CNC and other modelling methods to develop increasingly advanced skills and understanding of the formulation of geometry using different materials and form making methods. Students will conceive, design and fabricate models of their research and keep laboratory note book of the development.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to organize and run a laboratory based design research
  • will acquire an advanced mathematical and theoretical understanding of geometry, from classical to modern and complex geometry
  • will be able to research, experiment on and use a wide selection of modern and traditional materials.
  • will be able to evaluate the contributions of appropriate construction material and assembly methods to different geometries.
  • will develop moderate skill level in using scripting for evaluation, construction and design information.
  • will be able to evaluate and record the methods and results of geometrical modelling.
  • will be use construction information to manufacture and assemble complex geometrical forms.
Course Description The course includes seminars, lectures and hands on work in the workshop. Practice will be emphasized throughout the course in order for the students to develop their capacity for construction and detail design. The course will be structured around the theme of making, experiencing materials and their properties. The students will also explore architectural and artistic installation design from a number of different perspectives. Respect for equipment, sensitivity towards materials, understanding appropriate techniques, and development of good safety habits will be stressed.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Syllabuss overiew: introduction, attendance and time keeping. Handout and discussion Introduction. Workshop training
2 Geometry in Art and Architecture. Models, mock ups and prototypes. Lecture and seminar on classical and modern geometries. Basic mathematical geometries. Case studies. Paper based basic geometry assemblies
3 Rhinoceros Nurbs and Grasshopper Students are taught the basics in visual scripting techniques using Grasshopper for Rhino.
4 Rhinoceros Nurbs and Grasshopper Students are taught the basics in visual scripting techniques using Grasshopper for Rhino. Sources for algorithm and parametric definitions explored.
5 Research methedologies and manufacturing Introduction to laboratory and design research methods. Design planning and strategy using the course notebook. Introduction to Mass-customization: routers, 3D modelling and other modern methods of construction.
6 Wood construction, joinery and fabrication techniques and material skills Introduction to phenomenology and methods of construction for wood and wood like materials. Model making
7 Metal construction, joinery and fabrication techniques and material skills Introduction to phenomenology and methods of construction for metal materials. Model making
8 Masonry construction, joinery and fabrication techniques and material skills Introduction to phenomenology and methods of construction for piled materials such as bick and stone. Model making
9 Tensile construction, joinery and fabrication techniques and material skills Introduction to phenomenology and methods of construction for tensile materials such as fabric and lines. Model making
10 Concrete construction, joinery and fabrication techniques and material skills Introduction to phenomenology and methods of construction for concrete and concrete like materials. Model making
11 Concretion construction, joinery and fabrication techniques and material skills Development of phenomenology and methods of construction for concrete and concrete like materials. Model making
12 Advanced materials, joinery and fabrication techniques and material skills Introduction to phenomenology and methods of construction for advanced materials such as Fibreglass and carbon based materials. Model making
13 Composit materials, joinery and fabrication techniques and material skills Introduction to phenomenology and methods of construction for composit materials. Model making
14 Advanced Materials,fixtures and construction, Green and recycble materials Introduction to phenomenology and methods of construction for composit materials. Model making
15 Completion of research Compiling of research notes and completion of any outstanding work
16 Review of the Semester
Course Notes/Textbooks Software manuals, online tutorials and academic research
Suggested Readings/Materials AD Magazine, Introduction to Architectural technology, Digital Processes, From Control to Design, Materials and Design, Workflow

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
14
15
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
10
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
20
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
2
30
Seminar / Workshop
1
5
Oral Exam
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
20
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
4
64
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
1
16
Project
2
10
Seminar / Workshop
1
Oral Exam
Midterms
Final Exams
    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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