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Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
Course Goals
Within the scope of the lesson;

to introduce the human-environment relationship (or environment-behaviour) area that produces important datas to design discipline and undertake the importance of it in architectural design

to form a general conceptual frame model in human-environment relations in order to develop the sistematical research ability of the student

to emphasize the phisical environment, especially in housing environments, the efficiency of cultural factors in forming are aimed.
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Instructor(s) Professor Sevinç ERTÜRK (Bu ders, bu dönem açılmamıştır)
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Schedule Tuesday, 13:00-16:00, Ataköy Campus, 1-C-12/14
Office Hour(s) Prof. Dr. Sevinç Ertürk, Wednesday, 14.00-17.00, Ataköy Campus, 2-C-14
Teaching Methods and Techniques Explanations, student readings, presentations, discussions and site investigation; understanding the Turkish House from traditon to future and by researching the cultural core of Turkish house to design with the design criterias that formed after desicussions.    
Principle Sources Arias, E.,The meaning and use of Housing, Ethnoscapes Series, Aldershot:Avebury, 1993 Altman, I., Chemers, M. M.,Culture and Environment, Cambridge University Press, 1980. Altman, I., Werner, C. M., Home Environments: Human Behavior and Environment, Vol.8, New York: Plenum, 1985. Cieraad, I. (ed) (1999), At Home: An Anthropology of Domestic Space (Space,Place and Society), Syracuse University Press, Benjamin, N. D., The Home:Words, Interpretations, Meanings, and environments, Ethnoscapes Series, Aldershot:Avebury, 1995 Lawrence,R.J.,Housing, Dwellings and Homes: Design, Theory, Research and Practice, Chichester: John Wiley and Sons, 1987 Oliver, P., Shelter, sign& symbol, The Overlook Press, 1980. İlk sunum kaynagı Rapoport, A.,House Form and Culture, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.:Prentice Hall, 1969 Rapoport, A.,Culture and Built Form, Architecture in Cultural Change, Kansas 1985. Turgut, H.,Kültür-Davran__-Mekan Etkileşiminin Saptanmasında Kullanılabilecek bir Yöntem, _İstanbul, Doktora Tezi, İ.T.Ü. Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Şubat 1990. Anon,. Gelenekten Geleceğe Evimiz Proje Yarışması , Ankara:TC Kültür Bakanlığı,1992.İkinci sunum kaynağı
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Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Registration and acquaintance theory
2. Week Introduction theory
3. Week Culture / Housing / Definition theory
4. Week From past to present of housing / Housing acquisition process, models theory
5. Week Culture / Housing / User Requirements / Housing / actions, spaces, inter-space relations theory
6. Week Culture / House / Basic concepts / Privacy, Personal Space, Sovereignty Limit, Identity, Belongingness theory
7. Week House / Traditional Turkish House / Traditional housing typologies / neighborhood, street, neighbourhood relationships theory
8. Week Assessment / Student presentations assessment + presentation
9. Week Student presentations presentation
10. Week Student presentations presentation
11. Week Housing design / Searching for cultural essence, Space analysis theory
12. Week Housing design / proposal presentation
13. Week Housing design / development presentation
14. Week Housing design / assessment presentation
15. Week
16. Week
17. Week
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Project(s) 1 50
Final Project 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-1Aim to understand and gain knowledge of the relationship between the cultural environment and housing (KNOWLEDGE)
LO-2Aim to gain knowledge of the interaction between physical environment and human (KNOWLEDGE)
LO-3Aim to understand and gain knowledge of needs / behavior patterns an social patterns (KNOWLEDGE)
LO-4Aim to understand and gain awareness of social and spatial patterns of different cultures (KNOWLEDGE)
LO-5Ability to understand, interpret and evaluate the cultural differences through Turkish Traditional Housing. (SKILLS)
LO-6Ability to interpret and evaluate the existence of cultural essence in today's housing and to develop solutions (SKILLS)
LO-7Ability to design a house within the interaction of culture and housing (COMPETENCY)
Course Assessment Matrix:
Program Outcomes - Learning Outcomes Matrix
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