Main objective of the course is ensuring students to be aware of the importance of material information in the success of design process. In this context, it is aimed to ensure the students having necessary material information in the beginning of their architectural education, which is one of the tools in the success of design. Secondly, ensuring students to be aware of the importance of following the developments in the building materials and the material technology innovations for the success of their professional life.
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Attending 70% of the classes is mandatory.
Assoc. Prof. Esin KASAPOĞLU
Thursday, 13:00-14:45, ZA-3
Assoc. Prof. Esin KASAPOĞLU, Atakoy Campus, AK-2-D-15
Teaching Methods and Techniques
Building materials is a theoritically based course
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- Weston, R., Materials, Form and Architecture, Laurence King Publishing, London, 2008.
- Fernandez, J., Material Architecture, Architectural Press, Elsevier, Oxford, 2006.
- Lyons, A., Materials for Architects and Builders, Butterworth-Heinemann, Elsevier, Oxford, 2007.
- Ballard Bell, V., Rand, P., Materials for Architectural Design, Laurence King Publishing, London, 2006.
Introduction – Explaining the content of the course
The relationship between construction-material-design; Definition and history of Building Material; Standardization in materials; classification of building materials
Properties of the building materials: mechanical, technological and physical
Properties of the building materials: thermal, acoustic and chemical
Natural stone building materials
Binding building materials (gypsum, lime, cement)
Artificial building materials (mortar, concrete);
Artificial building materials (mortar, concrete)
Ceramics; glass building materials
Wood building materials; timber based building materials; boards with mineral binders
Polimer based building materials (plastics)
Critical Thinking: Ability to inquire, use abstract ideas to interpret information, consider diverse points of view, reach well-reasoned conclusions.
Communication: Ability to use appropriate representational media to transmit essential formal elements at design process.
Investigation: Ability to gather, record, apply, and comparatively evaluate relevant information within design processes.
Design: 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.
World Architecture: Understanding world architecture in terms of their historical, geographical and global factors.
Local 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.
Cultural Heritage and Conservation: Understanding of conservation discourses and methods, and the subjects of cultural heritage, conservation awareness, environmental concerns and ethical responsibility.
Sustainability: 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.
Social Responsibility: Understanding of the architect’s responsibility about protecting the commonweal, having respect for historical/cultural and natural resources and improving the life quality.
Nature and Human: Understanding of the relationship between human, the natural environment and the design of the built environment.
Geographical 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.
Life Safety: Understanding the basic principles of security and life-safety systems in the conditions of natural disasters, fire, etc. through building and environment scales.
Structural 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.
Environmental Systems: Understanding the principles of physical environmental systems’ design such as lighting, acoustics, climatization and the use of appropriate performance assessment tools.
Building Envelope Systems: Understanding of the basic principles involved in the appropriate application of building envelope systems and associated assemblies.
Building Service Systems: Understanding of the basic design principles of building service systems such as plumbing, electrical, vertical transportation, security, and fire protection systems.
Building 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.
Integration 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.
Programming 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.
Comprehensive Project Development: Ability to produce a comprehensive architectural project that demonstrates to make design decisions across various scales.
Considering Building Costs: Understanding the fundamentals of building construction and use costs.
Architect-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.
Collaboration: Ability to work in collaboration with others and in multidisciplinary teams to successfully complete design projects.
Project Management: Understanding of the methods for competing for commissions, selecting consultants and assembling teams, and recommending project delivery methods.
Practice Management: Understanding the basic principles in the architectural practice processes like financial management, business planning, quality management, risk management, discussion and reconciliation.
Leadership: 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.
Legal 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.
Professional Practice: Understanding and fulfillment of employer and intern rights and responsibilities for development of profession.
Ethics of Profession: Understanding of the ethical issues involved in profession regarding social, political and cultural issues in architectural design and practice.
Having ideas and knowledge about building materials (KNOWLEDGE)
Having knowledge about application parameters of building materials (KNOWLEDGE)
Be able to identify, interpret and evaluate the characters of building materials (SKILL)
Be able to develop solution offers about detail and application (SKILL)