Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
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Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
Course Goals
Historical environments in Turkey are subject to important changes, and lose many of their original characteristics under the accelerated urbanization effects, especially after the second half of 1970's. These irreplaceable losses of great historic and cultural value in Istanbul and in Anatolia, are replaced with monotonous settlements, composed of unqualified reinforced concrete buildings. The aim of this course is to define the data necessary for the conservation of historic sites and to discuss a number of particular site conservation examples in Turkey and in the world, analyzing and evaluating different approaches in the field.

Dersin amacı, tarihi çevre korumanın esasını oluşturan verilerin tanımlanması ve Türkiye'de gerçekleştirilen tarihi çevre koruma uygulamalarından belirli örneklerin tartışılması, ayrıca yabancı ülkelerdeki başarılı tarihi çevre koruma örnekleri üzerinde durularak, konuyla ilgili farklı yaklaşımların incelenip, değerlendirilmesidir.
Prerequisite(s) NONE
Corequisite(s) NONE
Special Requisite(s) NONE
Instructor(s) Assist. Prof. Dr. Nisa Semiz (Bu ders, bu dönem açılmamıştır)
Course Assistant(s)
Schedule -
Office Hour(s) -
Teaching Methods and Techniques - Lecture, discussion and students' project presentations
Principle Sources -
Other Sources -
Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Evolution of concept of conservation and theoretical background, values to be conserved and evaluation criteria. Lecture and discussion
2. Week The concept of cultuıral landscape, types, examples; elements of historic site, Problems of cultural and natural values, problems of historic sites. Lecture and discussion
3. Week The concepts of cultural and natural values, their types and definitions. Lecture and discussion
4. Week Definition of Historic Site Characteristics. Example from Turkey: Antakya. Lecture and discussion
5. Week The content of a site conservation project, site survey documents,study of typology and silhouettes, the necessity of the interdisciplinary cooperation at site conservationExample from Turkey: Tekirdag Lecture and discussion
6. Week Concept and use of Urban Typo-morpholgy in Site Conservation. Example from Turkey: Ankara. Lecture and discussion
7. Week Implementation of a conservation project, analysis of process. Example from Turkey: Fener-Balat, Istanbul. Lecture and discussion
8. Week Conservation and tourism relationship. Example from the world: Lyon (France). Lecture and discussion
9. Week The definition of Islamic city, types, necessities, characteristics, buildng types that shape the urban form. Example from the world: Medina, Tunis (Tunisia). Dünyadan örnek: Medina, Tunus Lecture and discussion
10. Week Examples from the world; United Kingdom, United States. Lecture and discussion
11. Week Midterm Midterm
12. Week Term project presentations. Student presentations
13. Week Term project presentations. Student presentations
14. Week Term project presentations. Student presentations
15. Week Term project presentations. Student presentations
16. Week
17. Week
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 1 40
Homework / Term Projects / Presentations 1 40
Attendance / Participation 10 10
3 conferences and 1 book review 4 10

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-1Acquiring knowledge on data underlying the conservation of historic environments. (knowledge)
LO-2Acquiring knowledge about the particular/spesific examples of conservation of historic environment implemented in Turkey. (knowledge)
LO-3Acquiring knowledge about the particular/spesific examples of conservation of historic environment implemented in other countries. (knowledge)
LO-4Interpreting and analyzing the examples implemented in Turkey and abroad. (ability)
LO-5Planning the conservation principles which have to be prioritised into the application of the new buildings in historic environment. (competence)
Course Assessment Matrix:
Program Outcomes - Learning Outcomes Matrix
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