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ARCH 245 PRINCIPLES OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE (3-0) 3
This course aims to introduce landscape design process by discussing major landscape design elements, concepts and principles. Moreover, the methodology of planning urban areas, national parks and recreation areas will be evaluated in the light of landscape design. The role of both living and non-living materials and their characteristics, landscape design standards will be introduced and discussed.
ARCH 307 ARCHITECTURAL ACOUSTICS (3-0) 3
This course aims to provide architecture students a comprehensive understanding on the multi-dimensional and complex relationship between acoustics and architecture. To achieve that, design considerations will be given in terms of room acoustics including the formation of basic theory of acoustics. Moreover, course will introduce students a new software; Odeon Room Acoustics Software to evaluate the sonic spaces.
ARCH 336 PASSIVE SOLAR ARCHITECTURE (3-0) 3
Passive and active solar systems, general principles of passive solar design, design alternatives achieved by thermophysical and optical properties of building components, direct solar gain systems, indirect solar gain systems, separate and hybrid solar gain systems, principles of solar cooling systems are covered within the content of this course.
ARCH 338 MUSEUM ARCHITECTURE (3-0) 3
This course aims to explore the concept, content and architecture of museums. This is aimed to be achieved through the discussions on several themes such as history and function of museums; the role they have been playing as cultural institutions; as well as contemporary approaches to museum architecture.
ARCH 355 EARTHQUAKE ARCHITECTURE (3-0) 3
This course explores the principles of earthquake resistant architectural design. Definition of the earthquake phenomenon, seismic characteristics of Turkey are among the topics covered during the semester. Main focus will be on the material and mechanical properties of reinforced concrete and seismic performance of reinforced concrete structures from an architectural point of view. Common seismic design mistakes made by designers will be explored and methods of avoiding them will be studied. The course will finalize with a series of computer generated parametric models which will help the students visualize the effects of their design decisions in simulated real-life conditions.
ARCH 357 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN WITH CLIMATE (3-0) 3
Energy, climate and design relationship, macroclimate and microclimate, natural, renewable and clean energy sources, passive heating and cooling systems, thermal response of the building components, wind and air movement inside and outside of the building, energy efficient building and urban design parameters, are covered within the content of this course.
ARCH 359 THINKING READING WRITING ON OTTOMAN ARCHITECTURE (3-0) 3
This pro-seminar course focusing on the aspects of architectural culture, urban forms, uses and representations of spaces in Ottoman Architecture and Ottoman cities. The material presented in this course is drawn from the beginning of the 15th century through the 19th centuries and will focus particularly on the Ottoman architectural examples of Istanbul, Bursa, Edirne and other Ottoman provincial cities. The course will deal with Ottoman architecture and the built environment within a contextual frame. The concept of urbanism, representation, monumentality are going to discuss by making comparisons with other cultures’ developments.
ARCH 425 MODERNIST TEXTS (3-0) 3
This course introduces students to fundamental texts and concepts of modernity. Through a reading of selected texts, the course will examine what the modernity is and new approaches came with modern thoughts in literature, music, cinema and architecture. It will pursue that what the modernity brings to life and how it changed the whole cogito.
ARCH 426 GREEN BUILDING CERTIFICATION SYSTEMS (3-0) 3
Based on concepts of sustainability and green construction practices specified in Turkish and EU laws, green building techniques and their rating systems are analyzed. Besides utilizing costs/benefits analysis, life cycle costs, embodied energy evaluation and overall sustainability issues are scrutinized. Fundamentals of green building design, techniques, and documentation and certification systems are analyzed considering current certification systems practice.
ARCH 428 CRITICAL ANALYSIS ON ARCHITECTURAL DOCUMENTARIES (3-0) 3
This course introduces students to architectural documentaries related with urbanism. Through readings of selected texts, the course will examine transformations in urban life from the second half of 20th century to now. Course designed to understand new urban issues via the architectural documentaries.
ARCH 430 THEORIES IN THE HISTORY OF VISUAL CULTURE (3-0) 3
This pro-seminar course focuses on theoretical and methodological issues in the historical study of art, visual culture, and the urban environment. Critical texts on the subject will be read and discussed, and central issues and problems of art historical and critical analysis will be examined through key notions and interpretative tools of the discipline. Issues of production, patronage and use of works of art and architecture, issues of representation, issues of style and meaning will be discussed within the framework of a range of approaches to the interpretation of works of art as cultural products.
ARCH 433 BUILDING PROGRAMMING (3-0) 3
The course covers comprehensive architectural pre-design. Basic information regarding to the planning that will be created in terms of spatial dimensions and qualities, concepts of spatial organization and programming, common features of the spatial organizations, the factors that determine the spatial organisation needs, spatial organisation process, elasticity in the programming, decision fields in the programming, issues and their solutions.
ARCH 435 ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE-CASE STUDIES (3-0) 3
Architecture depends on people, time, politics, ethics, mess: the real world. The course offers a diverse spectrum of approaches to design, each offering a potential future for architectural practice, opportunities for new kinds of engagement, new kinds of collaboration, new kinds of design outcomes, and new kinds of practice; overturning the inherited assumptions of the design professions. Through the use of case studies, this course focuses on the moral, ethical and legal issues, and challenges that face the philanthropic community. Students explore professional conduct, including organizational best practices and individual professionalism, as it relates to independent practice, consulting, foundations and non- profit agencies. Students gain insight and understanding of the concepts of professionalism that will assist in developing a personal philosophy in keeping with the profession’s Code of Ethics.
ARCH 436 CASE STUDIES IN SOCIAL HOUSING AND COMMUNITY PLANNING (3-0) 3
This course aims to develop an understanding on the general concepts of social housing and community planning from design and planning to spatial and social formation for the students of architecture. The course deals with economic and social interventions as well as spatial actions in social housing as an operative field at the disciplinary intersection of architecture, urban design and planning. Surveying and analysing social housing projects from different countries is part of the course.