Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
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Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
MIM0211 SOLAR CONTROL 3/0/0 DE Turkish 3
Course Goals
To give information about radial and optical effects of sunlight and to convey the main design principles of controlling systems in terms of artificial climatization and lighting energy consumption by emphasizing the importance of solar control systems for the minimum energy consuming buildings.
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Instructor(s) Professor Mehmet Şener KÜÇÜKDOĞU (Bu ders, bu dönem açılmamıştır)
Course Assistant(s)
Office Hour(s) Prof.Dr. Mehmet Şener KÜÇÜKDOĞU, Wendsday, 14.00-17.00, Atakoy Campus
Teaching Methods and Techniques Lectures, discussions, studio works
Principle Sources - Olgyay, V. & Olgyay, A, 1963, Solar Control and Shading Devices, Princeton University Press, Princeton

- Zeren, L., 1959, Mimaride Güneş Kontrolu, Fakülteler Matbaası, İstanbul

- Zeren, L., 1967, Türkiye’nin Tipik İklim Bölgelerinde En Sıcak Devre ve En Az Sıcak Devre Tayini II, İTÜ Mimarlık Fakültesi, Yapı Araştırma Kurumu, SeriC, Araştırmalar Sayı:6, İstanbul

- Koenigsberger, O.H., Ingersol, T.G., Mayhew, A. and Szokolay, S.V., 1973, Manual of Tropical Housing and Building, Longman Group Limited, London

- Lam, W.M.C., 1986, Sunlighting As Formgiver For Architecture, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York

- Moore, F., 1991, Concepts And Practice of Architectural Daylighting, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York

- Roaf, S., Fuentes, M. and Thomas, S., 2003, Ecohouse 2  A Design Guide, Elsevier Architectural Press, Oxford
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Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Climatic and visual comfort requirements Oral presentation
2. Week The importance of solar controling systems in terms of climatic and visual comfort requirements Oral presentation
3. Week Determining the solar protection and benefit periods according to local data, shading line Oral presentation
4. Week Geometrical relations between sun, land and building, basic angular terms Oral presentation
5. Week Diagrams sun's orbit, relation between shading line and sun's orbit, shadow mask Oral presentation
6. Week Explanations of angular values of various solar controlling tools on shadow mask Oral presentation
7. Week Characteristic shadow masks Oral presentation
8. Week Midterm Exam
9. Week Preparing the intended shadow masks based on climate, region, direction and usage periods Oral presentation
10. Week Design principles of shading tools which provide the prepared shadow masks and benefit from the sunlight at the same time, and disallow the glare Oral presentation
11. Week Studio work Studio work
12. Week Studio work Studio work
13. Week Studio work Studio work
14. Week Studio work Studio work
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16. Week
17. Week
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 1 30
Homework / Term Projects / Presentations 1 30
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 knowledge about basic principles of solar control in terms of climatic comfort and visual comfort requirements.
LO-2Ability to determine the duration of solar protection and solar use according to local parameters.
LO-3Ability to prepare and apply shading masks according to climate, region, direction and duration of use.
LO-4Ability to design and use shading devices which provide maximum usage from daylight and do not allow glare.
LO-5Ability to apply solar control systems to minimize air-conditioning and lighting energy consumption.
Course Assessment Matrix:
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