COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Designing Life, Architecture for Everyone
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 372
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 The main objective of this course is to help students acquire the ability to create human-centered inclusive designs and architectural ideas by enabling them to perceive and evaluate all kinds of human needs related to their disciplines.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to perceive human needs on a wider scale
  • will increase the ability to produce solutions for the needs that observed by themselves.
  • will have a holistic perspective and awareness on this subject.
  • will be able to concretize theoretical knowledge based on project.
  • will be able to learn concrete architectural and design knowledge and methods for the needs of elderly and disabled people.
Course Description Into human center, the course will examine the concept of needs on an interdisciplinary scale, make observations/researches on special needs and prepare recommendations, examine solutions to the needs of the older people and the people with disabilities who are rapidly increasing numbers in our population.

 



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 Introduction: human and needs from past to present
2 Identify / propose / discuss on current and potential needs
3 Disability types and terminology
4 Human-oriented disciplines and holistic design approach
5 The relations, responsibilities and awareness on the axis of industrial design / interior design / architectural design / urban planning,
6 Current regulations in the world and in Turkey
7 City scale: design for everyone
8 Urban scale: transportation and circulation for everyone
9 Midterm
10 Building scale: design for everyone
11 Building scale: spaces suitable for everyone
12 Building scale: materials and details suitable for everyone
13 Solution proposals from the world in architecture and design
14 Project presentation / evaluation
15 Project presentation / evaluation
16 Final
Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
16
15
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
2
10
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
20
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
15
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
20
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
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
2
18
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
20
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
3
Final Exams
1
3
    Total
107

 

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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