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READINGS OF URBAN SPACE

Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
MIM0404 READINGS OF URBAN SPACE 3/0/0 DE Turkish 4
Course Goals
The unique characteristics of any urban area, their uses and problems derive from the architectural, political, social and technical fields. This course presents several urban mappings and substantial discussions that display the questions intervening in design process via several examples (visual, written texts and films). It also offers some seminars about remapping that how a map of the urban invisibles in existing representations could be presented and that how a map could be used as a source of information in architectural design beside a range of mapping techniques which most of the students are familiar with. In this regard, this course presents to students new ideas and opportunities in their design process and discussions: the role of maps as both presentational results as aesthetic objects and informative tools which could be used to influence architectural design moves. It focuses on the analysis and presentation process via practical ways concurrently with varied readings on the selected urban areas.
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Instructor(s) Assist. Prof. Dr. İlke TEKİN (Bu ders, bu dönem açılmamıştır)
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Schedule Tuesday, 13.00-17.00, Atakoy Campus, Com. Lab.
Office Hour(s) İlke Tekin, Wednesday 10.00-13.00 Ataköy Campus, Ofis No: 2G01
Teaching Methods and Techniques Lecture and fieldwork
Principle Sources Amoroso, Nadia, 2010. The Exposed City: Mapping The Urban Invisibles. Routledge.   Corner, James; MacLean, Alex, 1996. Taking Measures Across the American Landscape. Yale University Press.   Ferriss, Hugh, 2005. The Metropolis of Tomorrow. Dover Publications.   Maas, Winy, 2013. FARMAX MVRDV. Nai010 Publishers.   MVRDV, 1999. Metacity/Datatown. 010 Uitgeverij.   Lynch, Kevin, 1960 (1st edition). The Image of The City. The MIT Press.   Tschumi, Bernard, 1994. The Manhattan Transcripts. Wiley.   Tufte, Edward R., 1990. Envisioning Information. Graphics PR.   Wurman, Richard Saul, 1999. Understanding USA. Rswinch.
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Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Introduction Verbal presentation
2. Week Urban mapping and analysis Theoretical presentation
3. Week Presentation on urban reading Theoretical presentation
4. Week Presentation on urban reading Theoretical presentation
5. Week Applied works - supporting readings and some film examples Discussions on the analysis methods and the fieldworks
6. Week Applied works - supporting readings and some film examples Discussions on the analysis methods and the fieldworks
7. Week Applied works - supporting readings and some film examples Discussions on the analysis methods and the fieldworks
8. Week Applied works - supporting readings and some film examples Discussions on the analysis methods and the fieldworks
9. Week Applied works - supporting readings and some film examples Discussions on the analysis methods and the fieldworks
10. Week Applied works - supporting readings and some film examples Discussions on the analysis methods and the fieldworks
11. Week Applied works - supporting readings and some film examples Discussions on the analysis methods and the fieldworks
12. Week Student presentations The working area discussions
13. Week Student presentations The working area discussions
14. Week Student presentations The working area discussions
15. Week Submission Hardcopy submission
16. Week
17. Week
Assessments
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Homework / Term Projects / Presentations 2 100


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-1Ability to inquire, use abstract ideas to interpret information, consider diverse points of view, reach well-reasoned conclusions.
LO-2Ability to use appropriate representational media to transmit essential formal elements at design process.
LO-3Ability to gather, record, apply, and comparatively evaluate relevant information within design processes.
LO-4Ability 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.
LO-5Ability to work in collaboration with others and in multidisciplinary teams to successfully complete design projects.
Course Assessment Matrix:
Program Outcomes - Learning Outcomes Matrix
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