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Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
Course Goals

In MTS II studio, it is aimed to transfer and develop the sense of environment / place and space with a design problem consisting of closed, open / semi-open spaces with simple programs. In this context, it is expected that taking part in studio works as an individual or group member and all projects in the studio are open to sharing and criticism, will be effective in the development of student's social and architectural communication skills.

Prerequisite(s) Architectural Design II
Corequisite(s) None
Special Requisite(s) None
Instructor(s) Professor Sevinç ERTÜRK, Assoc. Prof. Yasemin Erkan Yazıcı
Course Assistant(s) Res. Asst. Hilal IAVARONE
Schedule Monday-Thursday, 09.00-13.00, 13.00-17.00, MTS V
Office Hour(s) Prof. Dr. Sevinç ERTÜRK 2C-14 Arş.Gör. Hilal IAVARONE 2C-07
Teaching Methods and Techniques

The course is based on studio studies (applications and assignments) with the participation of the students. Includes presentations, drawing applications and homework.

Students develop their drawing and design skills in the process, and the studio provides a dynamic and experimental environment in which the student reinterprets and explores the concepts of space, perception, environment, material, structure, form, context, content. These discoveries are recorded over the period and delivered in the end-of-term portfolio.

 During the semester, there are two separate projects and analysis and data collection activities in which students develop individual and group work skills.

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Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week The Presentation and the Contents of the Lecture MTÇ-I A: Transition from two to three dimensions
2. Week MTÇ-I B: Folded plate work MTÇ-I C: Origami study Studio work
3. Week MTÇ-I JURY MTÇ-II A: Structure work Discussion Excursion
4. Week MTÇ-II B: Transition between masses MTÇ-II C: Pattern study Studio work
5. Week MTÇ.-II JURY Transition to MTÇ-III Term project Studio work
6. Week Site Trip: HALİÇ Theme studies and site analyzes Studio work
7. Week Site analysis Summer School Poster Work Studio work Submission
8. Week Studio work Studio work
9. Week Studio work Studio work Evaluation
10. Week Studio work Studio work Excursion
11. Week JUTY Studio work Studio work
12. Week Studio work Studio work
13. Week Studio work Submission Studies Studio work
14. Week Submission Studies Studio work
15. Week Submission & Jury Studio work
16. Week
17. Week
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Project(s) 2 30
Attendance 1 20
Final Exam 1 50

Program Outcomes
PO-1Critical Thinking: Ability to inquire, use abstract ideas to interpret information, consider diverse points of view, reach well-reasoned conclusions.
PO-2Communication: Ability to use appropriate representational media to transmit essential formal elements at design process.
PO-3Investigation: Ability to gather, record, apply, and comparatively evaluate relevant information within design processes.
PO-4Design: Ability to reproduce the design information in the creative thinking process, to reach new and original results through universal design principles such as sustainability and accessibility.
PO-5World Architecture: Understanding world architecture in terms of their historical, geographical and global factors.
PO-6Local Architecture / Cultural Diversity: Understanding the architectural formations and samples of a geography through its historical and cultural context. Understanding the divergent canons of cultural values, behavioral, social and spatial patterns.
PO-7Cultural Heritage and Conservation: Understanding of conservation discourses and methods, and the subjects of cultural heritage, conservation awareness, environmental concerns and ethical responsibility.
PO-8Sustainability: Ability to design projects by using the information regarding the natural and built environment to reduce the undesirable environmental impacts on future generations through means.
PO-9Social Responsibility: Understanding of the architect’s responsibility about protecting the commonweal, having respect for historical/cultural and natural resources and improving the life quality.
PO-10Nature and Human: Understanding of the relationship between human, the natural environment and the design of the built environment.
PO-11Geographical Conditions: Understanding the relationships of site selection, settlement and building design by considering the cultural, economical and social properties as well as the natural characteristics such as soil, topography, vegetation and watershed.
PO-12Life Safety: Understanding the basic principles of security and life-safety systems in the conditions of natural disasters, fire, etc. through building and environment scales.
PO-13Structural Systems: Understanding of the basic principles of structural behavior in withstanding gravity and lateral forces and the evolution, range, and appropriate application of contemporary structural systems.
PO-14Environmental Systems: Understanding the principles of physical environmental systems’ design such as lighting, acoustics, climatization and the use of appropriate performance assessment tools.
PO-15Building Envelope Systems: Understanding of the basic principles involved in the appropriate application of building envelope systems and associated assemblies.
PO-16Building Service Systems: Understanding of the basic design principles of building service systems such as plumbing, electrical, vertical transportation, security, and fire protection systems.
PO-17Building Materials and Assemblies: Understanding of the basic principles utilized in the appropriate selection of construction materials, products, components and assemblies, based on their inherent characteristics and performance, including their environmental impact and reuse.
PO-18Integration of Building Service Systems: The ability of assessing, selecting and integrating the structural, environmental, security, envelope and service systems of the buildings for building design.
PO-19Programming and Evaluation: Ability to prepare and evaluate an architectural project program by considering the public benefits in regards of client and user needs, appropriate examplers, space and equipment requirements, financial limitations, site conditions, relevant codes, laws and design principles.
PO-20Comprehensive Project Development: Ability to produce a comprehensive architectural project that demonstrates to make design decisions across various scales.
PO-21Considering Building Costs: Understanding the fundamentals of building construction and use costs.
PO-22Architect-Client Relationship: Understanding of the responsibility of the architect to elicit, understand, and reconcile the needs of the client, owner, user groups, and the public and community domains.
PO-23Collaboration: Ability to work in collaboration with others and in multidisciplinary teams to successfully complete design projects.
PO-24Project Management: Understanding of the methods for competing for commissions, selecting consultants and assembling teams, and recommending project delivery methods.
PO-25Practice Management: Understanding the basic principles in the architectural practice processes like financial management, business planning, quality management, risk management, discussion and reconciliation.
PO-26Leadership: Understanding of the techniques and skills architects use to work collaboratively in the building design and construction process and on environmental, social, and aesthetic issues in their communities.
PO-27Legal Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding of the architect’s responsibility to the public and the client as determined by regulations and legal considerations involving the practice of architecture.
PO-28Professional Practice: Understanding and fulfillment of employer and intern rights and responsibilities for development of profession.
PO-29Ethics of Profession: Understanding of the ethical issues involved in profession regarding social, political and cultural issues in architectural design and practice.
Learning Outcomes
LO-1To gain information regarding the subject, to document them (information)
LO-2To learn the natural and artifical characteristics of the ‘place’ (information)
LO-3To evaluate and interpret the datas for presentations (capability)
LO-4To have the capability of developping design solutions by evaluating the main architectural priciples (capability)
LO-5To have the capability of designing and presenting the main architectural principles by evaluating them in the context of builging and interior space (competence)
Course Assessment Matrix:
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