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

The architecture of the Enlightenment and urban design approaches in the 18th century, Industrial Revolution in the 19th c. and urban and architectural problems and approaches. The effects of industrialization on architecture, architectural movements and examples, International Style, CIAM Congresses, Modernism in Europe and abroad. Introduction to Criticisms on Modernism, Post-Modernism and contemporary approaches in architecture; Post-Structuralism, Deconstructivism, sustainability in architecture, Ecological design.

Prerequisite(s) -
Corequisite(s) -
Special Requisite(s) %70 attendance is obligatory.
Instructor(s) Assist. Prof. Dr. Ceren GÖĞÜŞ
Course Assistant(s)
Schedule Wednesday, 12:00-14:00, 4-C-0305; 15:00-17:00, B1-3
Office Hour(s) Thursday, 13:00- 17:00
Teaching Methods and Techniques Lecture, Discussion, Term Paper.
Principle Sources

Bachelard, G., 1996, Mekânın Poetikası, Kesit Yayıncılık, İstanbul

Conrads, U., 1991 , 20. Yüzyıl Mimarisinde Program ve Manifestolar, Maya, İstanbul

Davies, C., 2011, Thinking About Architecture, Laurence King, China

Frampton, K., 1997, Modern Architecture: A Critical History, Thames and Hudson, London

Kruft, H.-W., 1994, A History of Architectural Theory From Vitruvius to the Present, Princeton Architectural Press, New York

Ragon, M., 2010, Modern Mimarlık ve Şehircilik Tarihi, Kabalcı, İstanbul

Sennott, R. S., (ed.), 2004, Encyclopedia of 20th Century Architecture, Fitzroy Dearborn, London 

Venturi, R., Scott Brown, D., Izenour, S., 1994, Learning From Las Vegas, The MIT Press.

Other Sources
Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Introduction Presentation of contents.
2. Week 18th century, Historisizm, Neo-Classism Lecture, Discussion.
3. Week 18th century, Historisizm, Romantism Lecture, Discussion.
4. Week 19th century, Urban design Lecture, Discussion.
5. Week Industrial Revolution and its effects on architecture, first Skyscrapers Lecture, Discussion.
6. Week 19. yüzyıl, unique experiments and turn of the century styles Lecture, Discussion.
7. Week Art nouveau Lecture, Discussion.
8. Week Mid-Term Examination Mid-Term Examination
9. Week Bauhaus, International Style Lecture, Discussion.
10. Week Mies van der Rohe Lecture, Discussion.
11. Week Le Corbusier Lecture, Discussion.
12. Week Art Deco; Frank Lloyd Wright Lecture, Discussion.
13. Week Post-Modernism Lecture, Discussion.
14. Week Term-paper Submission, Presentation. Term-paper Submission, Presentation.
15. Week
16. Week
17. Week
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 1 30
Homework / Term Projects / Presentations 1 20
Attendance 1 10
Final Exam 1 40

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 theoritical level of knowledge about 18.centuryEnlightment architecture and urban design approaches
LO-2To gain theoritical level of knowledge about 19.century industrial revolution in architecture and the urban and architectural problems and approachesto issues brought by industrialization
LO-3To gain theoritical level of knowledge about the architectural examples of emerging trends in the field of architecture as a result of the effects of industrialization in the beginning of 20.th century.
LO-4To gain theoritical level of knowledge about the issues related with International Style, CIAM Congress and the development of Modernism in Europe and outside Europe, The criticism of Modernism, Post-Modernism and after PoMo architecture
LO-5To gain theoritical level of knowledge about the issues related with current arhitectural approaches, the Post- Structuralism, Sustainability in architecture, ecological design, architectural approaches in Netherlands and Spain
LO-6Be skilled of interpretation and evalution of the principles of architecture and urban development from 18.th century to the present in the context of social, cultural and historic process
LO-7To have the competence to conduct an advanced study independently
LO-8To have the competence to make a critical approach
Course Assessment Matrix:
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