COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Analysis of the Built Environment
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 370
Fall/Spring
3
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 This course is specifically designed to enrich the professional skills of architecture students by means of analysis and rethinking on a particular built environment (urban, rural, industrial, domestic, commercial, etc). The course is largely based on direct experiences of built works of architecture and architectural sites in Turkey or abroad, facilitated by various field trips.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Student will be able to enrich the visual skills by direct experiences of of built works of architecture and architectural sites.
  • Student will be able to develop onsite analysis skills of built Works of architecture.
  • Student will be able to comprehend analysis methods by visual and literal reference materials.
  • Student will be able to develop his/her skills in using methods of presentation regarding analysis.
  • Student will be able to access information on the local built environment.
Course Description This course is specifically designed to enrich the professional skills of architecture students by means of analysis and rethinking on a particular built environment (urban, rural, industrial, domestic, commercial, etc). The course is largely based on direct experiences of built works of architecture and architectural sites in Turkey or abroad, facilitated by field trips and/or design workshops to be conducted by staff. Each semester, a concept peculiar to a specified site is treated by selected readings, class presentations, discussions as well as individual and/or group analysis of the selected sites. The students are expected to realize and present their analysis by using various media (written reports, drawings, photographs, posters, reliefs, models, visual and audial recordings, etc.)

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 MorphologicalAesthetical Context (design elements,ordering systems,spatial form) Readings* Gregory A. Kessler. Chapter 7: Designing with a Visual Language: Elements and Ordering Systems, The Built Environment, A Collaborative Inquiry into Design and Planning, (ed.) Wendy R. McClure and Tom J. Bartuska, 2007, John Wiley & Sons, pp. 75–83.* Simon Unwin, Basic Elements of Architecture, Analysing Architecture, Routledge, 2003, pp.29–34. Presentation and Weekly Quiz
2 MorphologicalAesthetical Context (urban morphology, urban pattern) Readings* Tom J. Batruska. Chapter 23: Cities Today: The Imprint of Human Needs in Urban Patterns and Form, The Built Environment, A Collaborative Inquiry into Design and Planning, (ed.) Wendy R. McClure and Tom J. Bartuska, 2007, John Wiley & Sons, pp. 277–289.* Kevin Lynch. Chapter 4: City Form, The Image of the City, The MIT Press, 1960, pp. 91–117. Presentation and Weekly Quiz
3 Functional Social Context (circulation, utilities,furnishing, functionalhierarchy, space syntax Readings* N. J. Habraken. Chapter 4: Hierarchies of Enclosure, Chapter 5: The Act of Building, Ordinary: Form and Control in the BuiltEnvironment, The MIT Press, Cambridge, 2000, pp.89–109 Presentation and Weekly Quiz
4 Functional Social Conetxt (urban elements, transportation, urbanzoning & planning) Readings* Michael S. Owen. Chapter 24: Urban Design and Planning, The Built Environment, A Collaborative Inquiry into Design and Planning, (ed.) Wendy R. McClure and Tom J. Bartuska, 2007, John Wiley & Sons, pp. 291–300.* Kevin Lynch. Chapter 3: The City Image and its Elements, The Image of the City, The MIT Press,1960,pp. 4690.* Remon Rooij, 12. The Urbanism of Networks, Shifting Sense, Looking Back to the Future in Spatial Planning, Techne Press, 2005, pp. 171–174 Presentation and Weekly Quiz
5 StructuralTechnological Context (structural systems,engineering, constructionmanagement, services,infrastructure) Readings * Matthew A. Taylor and Kenneth L. Carper. Chapter 6: Designing with Technology: A Collaborative and Creative Process, The Built Environment, A Collaborative Inquiry into Design and Planning, (ed.) Wendy R. McClure and Tom J. Bartuska, 2007, John Wiley & Sons, pp. 65–73.* W. Max Kirk. Chapter 17: Constructing the Built Environment, The Built Environment, A Collaborative Inquiry into Design and Planning, (ed.) Wendy R. McClure and Tom J. Bartuska, 2007, John Wiley & Sons, pp.203212 Presentation and Weekly Quiz
6 All contexts of 5 weeks Field Trip and Quiz 1: Izmir Municipality Building
7 All contexts of 5 weeks Term Project – Preliminary Presentation & Submission 1
8 Geographical Climatological Ecological Context (land, geography, topography, ecology, vegetation, climate, urban microclimate) Readings * Michael S. Owen & Bruce T. Haglund. Chapter 5: Designing with the Environment: Land and Climate, The Built Environment, A Collaborative Inquiry into Design and Planning, (ed.) Wendy R. McClure and Tom J. Bartuska, 2007, John Wiley & Sons, pp. 57–64. * Koen Steemers, Marylis Ramos & Maria Sinou, Chapter 6: Urban diversity, Environmental Diversity in Architecture, 2004, Spon Press, pp. 85–100. Presentation and Weekly Quiz
9 Geographical Climatological Ecological Context (landscaping, urban microclimate) Readings * Kenneth R. Brooks. Chapter 19: Landscape Architecture Today: Purpose, Process, and Palette, The Built Environment, A Collaborative Inquiry into Design and Planning, (ed.) Wendy R. McClure and Tom J. Bartuska, 2007, John Wiley & Sons, pp. 229–239. Presentation and Weekly Quiz
10 Social Behavioural Psychological Context (accessibility, privacy, ergonomics,anthropometrics, wayfinding, population density, autonomy, userparticipation, behaviour) Readings* Paul G. Windley & Wendy R. McClure. Chapter 4: Designing with People: Human Behaviour, Culture, and User Participation, The Built Environment, A Collaborative Inquiry into Design and Planning, (ed.) Wendy R. McClure and Tom J. Bartuska, 2007, John Wiley & Sons, pp. 45–55.* Nancy H. Blossom. Chapter 11: Human Nature and The Near Environment, The Built Environment, A Collaborative Inquiry into Design and Planning, (ed.) Wendy R. McClure and Tom J. Bartuska, 2007, John Wiley & Sons, pp. 131–141.* Bruce T. Haglund and Tom J. Bartuska. Chapter 15: The Fitness Test: Building with Human and Environmental Factors, The Built Environment, A Collaborative Inquiry into Design and Planning, (ed.) Wendy R. McClure and Tom J. Bartuska, 2007, John Wiley & Sons, pp. 181–193.* Andrew Baum and Stuart Valins. Chapter 1. The Environment and Behaviour, Architecture and Social Behaviour: Psychological Studies of Social Density, 1977, John Wiley & Sons, pp. 113* Edward T. Hall, Meeting Man’s Spatial Needs in Artificial Environments, Designing for Human Behaviour: Architecture and Behavioural Sciences (ed.) Jon Lang, Charles Burnette, Walter Moleski, David Vachon, Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross Inc., 1974, pp.210220 Presentation and Weekly Quiz
11 SocialCultural Historical Conetxt (typology, style, conservation, restoration, cultural patterns) Readings:* Wendy R. McClure. Chapter 14: Architecture as a Cultural Layer, The Built Environment, A Collaborative Inquiry into Design and Planning, (ed.) Wendy R. McClure and Tom J. Bartuska, 2007, John Wiley & Sons, pp.169179.* N. J. Habraken. Chapter 14: Patterns, Chapter 15: The Systemic Environment, Chapter 17: Type, Ordinary: Form and Control in the Built Environment, The MIT Press, Cambridge, 2000, pp.237–261, 278294 Presentation and Weekly Quiz
12 All contexts of 4 weeks Field Trip and Quiz 1: Izmir International Fair Area
13 All contexts of 4 weeks Term Project – Preliminary Presentation & Submission 2
14 All Contexts Final Submission
15 Review of the Semester  
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Notes/Textbooks Required reference materials will be given weekly
Suggested Readings/Materials Recommended reference materials:∗ Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein with Max Jacobson,Ingrid Fiksdahl & Shlomo Angel, (1977) A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings,Construction, Oxford University Press, London.* Frank D.K. Ching. (1996) Architecture, form, space and order, John Wiley & Sons,New York.* Kevin Lynch. (1960) The Image of the City, The MIT Press, Cambridge.* Sam Kubba. (2003) Space Planning for Commercial and Residential Interiors, TheMcGrawHill, New York.* Warwick Fox. (2000) Ethics and the Built Environment, Routledge, London.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
5
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
8
40
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
2
10
Project
1
25
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
2
20
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
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
15
2
Field Work
8
2
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
2
3
Project
1
6
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
2
3
Final Exams
    Total
112

 

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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