Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
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Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
MIM0402 URBAN MORPHOLOGY 3/0/0 DE Turkish 4
Course Goals
The aim of the course is  the transfer of the principles and methods of urban morphology. After definition of the space of urban morphology in the general urban design theories, the basic concepts and different approaches will be explained by example studies. The subject will be supported by the collective and individual practical work in two phases.
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Teaching Methods and Techniques -The theoretical part of the course will  place discussion of the readings that have already read by students. In the practical part of the course the predetermined area(s), will be analyzed morphologically with identified on-site and archival research.

Principle Sources -Gebaur, M. & Samuels, I. (1983) Urban Morphology: An Introduction, Research Note no. 8, Oxford: Joint Center for Urban Design, Oxford Polythechnic.

Larkham, P.J. (1998), “Urban Morphology and Typology in the United Kingdom

Typological Process and Design Theory, Conference Proceedings, pp. 159-177.

Moudon, A. V. (2000), “Urban Morphology as an Emerging Interdisciplinary Field: the origins and development of the International Seminar on Urban Form”, Urban Morphology periodical (2000/1).

Rossi, A. (1984), The Architecture of The City, The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies and MIT.

Petruccioli, A. (ed.) (1998) Typogical Process and Design Theory, Seminar Proceedings, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and MIT.

Kostof, S. (1991) The City Shaped, Urban Patterns and Meanings Through History, Thames and Hudson Ltd., London.

Brown, M. (1966) Urban Form, J.R.T.P.I., Vol. 52, No: 1, p. 3- 10

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Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Definition of urban space and basic concepts Oral presentation
2. Week Urban design theories and metodologies Oral presentation
3. Week Urban Design Theory and Methodology Within Morphological Approach Oral presentation
4. Week Basic Concepts in Architecture and Urban Morphology Typology Oral presentation
5. Week Approaches I Oral presentation
6. Week Approaches II Oral presentation
7. Week Approaches III Oral presentation
8. Week Mid-term exam
9. Week Fieldwork Fieldwork
10. Week Analysis study Analysis study
11. Week The presentation of the projects Oral presentation,presentation
12. Week Individual Analysis Study Oral presentation,presentation
13. Week Individual Analysis Study Oral presentation,presentation
14. Week Individual Presentation Oral presentation,presentation
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Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 1 50
Project(s) 1 20
Final Exam 1 30

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 knowledge of urban morfologies and methods and their place in urban design theories. (KNOWLEDGE)
LO-2Aim knowledge of the conceptual framework for the formal composition systems (KNOWLEDGE)
LO-3Evaluate and interpret the formal composition systems through the urban morfologies. (SKILLS)
LO-4Aim to understand, interpret and evaluate the urban morfologies and the cultural differences that characterize requests, needs, behavior patterns, the diversity of social and spatial patterns. (SKILLS)
LO-5Aim to study both individually and with a team-work within the framework of the previous studies of city morphology (COMPETENCY)
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