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Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
Course Goals
In Architectural Design Studio VI, the aim is to enable students to develop the skill of designing a complex multifunctional program in various scales and details by considering a group of buildings in the urban context as a design problem.

The scope of this semester includes, raising awareness of urban problems, investigating systematic methods for approaching architectural problems, acquiring the skill of developing original structural systems for the design, and dealing with complex programs.
Prerequisite(s) MIM0005 Architectural Design VI
Corequisite(s) None
Special Requisite(s) Attendance to the course (minimum %80)
Instructor(s) Professor Ayhan USTA , Professor Mehmet Şener Küçükdoğu, Assoc. Prof. Evren ENGİNÖZ, Assoc. Prof. Pınar ARABACIOĞLU, Lecturer Sıddık GÜVENDİ, Assist. Prof. Dr. Senem KAYMAZ KOCA, Lecturer Orkun ÖZÜER
Course Assistant(s) Res. Assist. Önder ÇELİK
Schedule Monday 13:00-17:00; Thursday, 09:00-13:00, MTS-I.
Office Hour(s) Prof. Dr. Mehmet Şener Küçükdoğu, Friday, 10:00-12:00, 2-C-16.
Teaching Methods and Techniques The design process in the studio, starts with discussions and sketches regarding the project site and the theme selected. A design concept is developed by analyzing the potentials of the site and its relationship within the urban context.

As a method, students are required to systematically discuss the design theme and the program and create integrated solutions for the building infrastructure. A complex program should be interpreted and advanced structural systems designs should be developed. Students are also expected to develop their presentation techniques with the aid of computer technologies.

Students are encouraged to participate actively in the studio works as individuals or team members. Sharing all works in the discussion platform created in the studio and being subject to debate and criticism helps in developing students’ communication skills. Attending architectural conferences, interpretation and writing architectural texts, develops reading and writing skills in the context of design. It’s important to create an awareness of contemporary world architecture by means of thought, space and practice.
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Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Organization of workshop goups and explanation of subjects presantation-discussion
2. Week research and site analyses presantation-discussion
3. Week research and site analyses presantation-discussion
4. Week research and site analyses presantation-discussion
5. Week evaluation af analayses presantation-discussion
6. Week design proposals presantation-discussion
7. Week design proposals presantation-discussion
8. Week design proposals presantation-discussion
9. Week mid term jury presantation-discussion
10. Week design proposals presantation-discussion
11. Week design proposals presantation-discussion
12. Week design proposals presantation-discussion
13. Week design proposals presantation-discussion
14. Week final discussions regarding the concept and final details presantation-discussion
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16. Week
17. Week
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Homework / Term Projects / Presentations 1 30
Final Exam 1 70

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-1Using of the designed project in practice in the context of building shell
LO-2Using of the designed Project in practice in the context of sub-systems
LO-3Ability to provision of sub-system integration project designed.
LO-4The ability to design complex and multi-programmed.
LO-5The ability to design broad extensive.
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