COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Visuality and Architecture
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 350
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 In this Studio/Workshop the student will learn to use different techniques of visual communication by exploring them in a more experiential approach. Invention and Imagination will be encouraged in the process of designing the
drawings/documents. This will help the student to understand the importance of conventional parameters of architecture such as form, space, proportion, texture, light and shadow, but also particular spatial experiences and events, people, sounds, smells, colors, materiality, and the role of invention and imagination.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Student will be able to work and develop abstractions from concrete images into design generation concepts.
  • Student will be able to evaluate the contributions of the built and the natural environment to the design process and its alternatives.
  • Student will develop an advanced skill level in using “visual” hand drawing tools and design thinking methods.
  • Student will be able to apply ideas and models into sketches.
  • Student will be able to research, experiment on and use a wide selection of mixed media including traditional sketching materials.
Course Description In the Process of Making and Designing, all drawings and sketches, collages and words, photographs and models become documents of exploration and experimentation, as well as documents of representation. Like printmaking that places layer over layer transcribing and transforming elements of the work of art, every sketch will play an important role in the thinking process. In using sketching as a thinking tool all documents help decode the objects, site, building, landscape; transforming and creating a metaphorical structure that serves as a vocabulary used in the development of a project.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Syllabus overview: introduction, attendance and time keeping. Handout and discussion. Introduction
2 Creating an Awareness Understanding the media / Working session
3 Creating an Awareness Composition and Drawing / Metaphor and lines: the narrative of drawing.
4 Creating an Awareness Space and Form vs. Figure Ground / Gesture drawing
5 Spatial Experience Introduction to quick rendering techniques
6 Spatial Experience Collage making / Working session
7 Spatial Experience Perspective, depth, 3d compositions
8 Spatial Experience Experience recording, composition
9 Perspective MixMedia Experience recording, composition
10 Perspective MixMedia Recollection
11 Perspective MixMedia Composite drawing
12 Perspective MixMedia Composite drawing
13 Perspective MixMedia Working session
14 Perspective MixMedia Working session
15 Installation Assembly Assembly on site
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Notes/Textbooks Software manuals, online tutorials and academic research.
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
15
25
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
8
25
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
50
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
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
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
8
5
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
22
Seminar / Workshop
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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