FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

ARCH 324 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Modern Architectural Culture in Turkey
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 324
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course -
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course examines the emergence, transformation, and diverse representations of modern architectural culture in Turkey from late 1920s to date
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To have a basic understanding of the development of modern architectural culture in Turkey
  • To develop the ability to critically analyze and comprehend main examples of modern architecture and literature on architectural culture in Turkey
  • To increase knowledge and experience of architectural and design culture by visiting local examples of modern architecture
Course Description The major themes of the course include the modernization of the home, the kitchen and furniture, the introduction of new building materials and construction technologies, the role of architectural competitions, public sector and private initiatives in the development of Turkey’s architectural culture and major shifts in planning discourse, as well as the various ways of representing modern architecture, modern family and modern life in popular media.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to the Course
2 Ottoman Revivalism General Lecture by the Instructor
3 Ottoman Revivalism Students’ Presentations and Submission of a Report
4 Nationalist Modernism in the Early Republican Period (1930s-1950s) Public Architecture General Lecture by the Instructor & Guest Lecture
5 Nationalist Modernism in the Early Republican Period (1930s-1950s) Public Architecture Students’ Presentations and Submission of a Report
6 Nationalist Modernism in the Early Republican Period (1930s-1950s) The Modern House General Lecture by the Instructor & Guest Lecture
7 Nationalist Modernism in the Early Republican Period (1930s-1950s) The Modern House Students’ Presentations and Submission of a Report
8 Mid Term
9 Post-war International Modernism (1950s-1980s) General Lecture by the Instructor & Guest Lecture
10 Post-war International Modernism (1950s-1980s) Students’ Presentations and Submission of a Report
11 Postmodernism (1980s-1990s) General Lecture by the Instructor & Guest Lecture
12 Postmodernism (1980s-1990s) Students’ Presentations and Submission of a Report
13 Global Modernism (1990s-2010s) General Lecture by the Instructor & Guest Lecture
14 Global Modernism (1990s-2010s) Students’ Presentations and Submission of a Report
15 General Review
16 General Review

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials Recommended Reference Sources: • Sibel Bozdoğan, Modernism and Nation Building: Turkish Architectural Culture in the Early Republic (Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2001) • Tansel Korkmaz ed. Architecture in Turkey Around 2000, Issues in Discourse and Practice, 1980-2005 (Ankara: Chamber of Architects of Turkey, 2005) • Sibel Bozdoğan, Esra Akcan, Turkey: modern architectures in history, (London : Reaktion Books , 2012) • Sibel Bozdoğan, Reşat Kasaba eds. Rethinking modernity and national identity in Turkey, (Seattle : University of Washington Press , 1997) • İnci Aslanoğlu, Erken Cumhuriyet Dönemi Mimarlığı 1923-1938 (İstanbul: Bilge Kültür Sanat, 2010) • Ali Cengizkan, Modernin Saati (İstanbul, Boyut Yayın Grubu, 2002) • Şevki Vanlı, Mimariden Konuşmak, Bilinmek İstenmeyen 20. Yüzyıl Türk Mimarlığı Eleştirel Bakış, 3 cilt, (Şevki Vanlı Mimarlık Vakfı Yayınları, 2006) • Elvan Altan Ergut & Bilge İmamoğlu ed. Cumhuriyet’in Mekânları Zamanları İnsanları, Ankara: Dipnot Yayınları, 2010)

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
14
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
20
Presentation / Jury
1
15
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
25
Final Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
18
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
8
6
48
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
1
5
5
Presentation / Jury
1
3
3
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
3
3
Final Exam
1
3
3
    Total
110

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to offer a professional level of architectural services.

2

To be able to take on responsibility as an individual and as a team member to solve complex problems in the practice of design and construction.

3

To be able to understand methods to collaborate and coordinate with other disciplines in providing project delivery services.

 

4

To be able to understand, interpret, and evaluate methods, concepts, and theories in architecture emerging from both research and practice.

X
5

To be able to develop environmentally and socially responsible architectural strategies at multiple scales. 

X
6

To be able to develop a critical understanding of historical traditions, global culture and diversity in the production of the built environment.

X
7

To be able to apply theoretical and technical knowledge in construction materials, products, components, and assemblies based on their performance within building systems.

8

To be able to present architectural ideas and proposals in visual, written, and oral form through using contemporary computer-based information and communication technologies and media.

X
9

To be able to demonstrate a critical evaluation of acquired knowledge and skills to diagnose individual educational needs and direct self-education skills for developing solutions to architectural problems and design execution.

10

To be able to take the initiative for continuous knowledge update and education as well as demonstrate a lifelong learning approach in the field of Architecture.

X
11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Architecture and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1)

X
12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise. 

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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