COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Sustainability in Architecture
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 380
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 purpose of the course is to introduce students to perspectives on sustainability in the context of built environment and further explore the principles and developments available in sustainable design and construction.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Student will be able to deeply explore the concept of sustainability.
  • Student will be able to develop an understanding of, and formed opinions about the issue of Ecologically Sustainable Development as it relates to the creation of the built environment.
  • Students will be able to debate the role that architects and other designers should play in the development of a sustainable future.
  • Student will be able to gather information about ecology concepts.
  • Student will be able to gather information about green building rating systems.
  • Student will be able to gather information about the integrated approach which is required in green building design and delivery.
Course Description This semester, the course will depart from its didactic approach of previous semesters, following a learning-by-doing method. Less emphasis will be given on theoretical topics and more in the application of sustainable principles in actual design. Weekly lectures by the instructor on selected topics will be combined with design exercises in unconventional conditions, exploring the importance of various building design parameters that frequently are taken for granted. Students will work in teams and will submit their proposals in two stages as A1 posters at the middle and the end of the semester.

 



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 Sustainability overview
2 Vernacular Lessons
3 Fire Issues
4 Water Issues
5 Air Issues
6 Matter Issues
7 One Planet Living introduction
8 Midterm – OPL workshop presentation
9 Holistic Design
10 Vegetation - Green Roofs
11 Urban Ecology
12 Green Hues
13 Global Trends
14 Final Project Submission and Presentation
15 Review of semester
16 Review of semester
Course Notes/Textbooks To be distributed via Blackboard. They will cover only part of the course contents, so the students are strongly advised to take additional notes during class.
Suggested Readings/Materials To be announced via Blackboard

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
15
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
2
50
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
15
Final Exam
1
20
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
4
65
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
35
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
10
1
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
5
Project
2
13
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
5
Final Exams
1
10
    Total
104

 

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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