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ARCHITECTURE OF ARCHITECT SINAN

Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
MIM0307 ARCHITECTURE OF ARCHITECT SINAN 3/0/0 DE Turkish 4
Course Goals
 The factors affecting the architecture of Architect Sinan and social conditions, Development stages of Architect Sinan, Development of upper-structure and interior space in parallel, Structural Systems in Architect Sinan Architecture and his contributions, His building typologies: Mosques, mesjids, madrasas, darul-kurras, tombs, imarets, hospitals, aqueducts, bridges, caravanserais, palaces, baths, His three building complexes before being Master Builder:  Husreviye Complex in Aleppo, Çoban Mustafa Complex in Gebze and Haseki Complex in Istanbul, His masterpieces: Şehzade Mosque and Complex, Süleymaniye Mosque and Complex, Selimiye Mosque, Hagia Sophia and other building restorations, His decisions and executes on city and building process.
Prerequisite(s) -
Corequisite(s) -
Special Requisite(s) -
Instructor(s) Assist. Prof. Dr. Nisa Semiz (Bu ders, bu dönem açılmamıştır)
Course Assistant(s) -
Schedule Day, hours, XXX Campus, classroom number.
Office Hour(s) Instructor name, day, hours, XXX Campus, office number.
Teaching Methods and Techniques Lecture, Site Trip, Term Paper.
Principle Sources Günay, R. (2005), Mimar Sinan, YKY, İstanbul 
Kuban, D., (1997), Sinan's Art and Selimiye, İstanbul.
Kuran, A., (1986), Mimar Sinan, İstanbul
Kuran, A. (1987), Sinan: The grand old master of Ottoman architecture, Ada Press Publishers
Necipoğlu, G. (2005), The Age of Sinan, Princeton University Press
Sözen, M. (1988), Architect of Ages, İstanbul.
Other Sources Ahunbay, Z. (1988), Mimar Sinan'ın Eğitim Yapıları, Mimarbaşı Koca Sinan, Yaşadığı Çağ ve Eserleri, İstanbul, s. 239- 309
Barkan, Ö. L. (1972), Süleymaniye Camii ve İmareti İnşaatı, cilt I, Ankara; (1979), cilt II, Ankara.
Burelli, A. R.; Freely, J. (1992), Sinan: Architect of Suleyman the Magnificent and the Ottoman Golden Age, Norton&Co. Inc. 
Cansever, T. (2005), Mimar Sinan, Albaraka Türk Y., İstanbul 
Çelebi, S. M. (2004), Book Of Buildings : Tezkiretü'l Bünyan Ve Tezkiretü'l-Ebniye (Memoirs Of Sinan The Architect). Koç Kültür Sanat Tanıtım 
Çelebi, S. M. (2002),  Yapılar Kitabı (Tezkiretül Bünyan ve Tezkiretül Ebniye, Mimar Sinan'ın Anıları, tıpkıbasım, Koçbank Y., İstanbul 
Egli, H. G., (1997), Sinan, An Interpretation, İstanbul
Erzen, J., (1996), Estetik Bir Analiz, Ankara.
Kuban, D. (2004), Çağlar Boyunca Türkiye Sanatının Anahatları, YKY, İstanbul
Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week The factors affecting the architecture of Architect Sinan and social conditions. Lecture
2. Week Development stages of Architect Sinan, Development of upper-structure and interior space in parallel. Lecture
3. Week Development stages of Architect Sinan, Development of upper-structure and interior space in parallel. Lecture
4. Week Structural Systems in Architect Sinan Architecture and his contributions. Lecture, Reading/Discussion
5. Week His building typologies: Mosques, mesjids, madrasas. Lecture
6. Week His building typologies: darul-kurras, tombs, imarkets, hospitals. Lecture
7. Week Site Trip Site Trip
8. Week Mid-Term Examination Mid-Term Examination
9. Week His building typologies: aqueducts, bridges, caravanserais, palaces, baths. Lecture
10. Week His three building complexes before being Master Builder: Husreviye Complex in Aleppo, Çoban Mustafa Complex in Gebze and Haseki Complex in Istanbul. Lecture, Reading/Discussion
11. Week His masterpieces: Şehzade Mosque and Complex. Lecture
12. Week His masterpieces: Süleymaniye Mosque and Complex. Lecture, Term-Paper Submission
13. Week His masterpieces: Selimiye Mosque. Lecture
14. Week Hagia Sophia and other building restorations, His decisions and executes on city and building process. Lecture
15. Week
16. Week
17. Week
Assessments
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 1 20
Quizzes 2 10
Homework / Term Projects / Presentations 1 20
Site Trip 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 knowledge about the factors that affected architecture of Architect Sinan, the social context and the stages of his design.
LO-2To gain theoritical knowledge about the covering which is an important part of Architect Sinan's design and the development of interior place.
LO-3To gain theoritical knowledge about Architect Sinan's building technics, innovations and building typologies.
LO-4To gain theoritical knowledge about the master pieces and complexes of Architect Sinan and his decisions and applications on the city and production period.
LO-5To comment and evaluate the contributions of Architect Sinan to the Classic Period of Ottoman Architecture.
LO-6To evaluate Architect Sinan's Period and his architecture.
LO-7To carry out an independent work about Architect Sinan's Period and his architecture.
Course Assessment Matrix:
Program Outcomes - Learning Outcomes Matrix
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