FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

ARCH 326 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Architectural Geometry
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 326
Fall/Spring
1
3
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 The advancement of contemporary construction methods has made realization of complex geometries possible. Architectural Geometry is a practical laboratory explaining concepts and creation of different architectural geometries. Students will use digital design and modeling methods, to develop increasingly advanced skills and understanding of the formulation of geometry using different form making methods.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to run a laboratory based design research
  • will acquire an advanced understanding of geometry, from classical to modern and complex geometry
  • will be able to evaluate the contributions of appropriate construction material and assembly methods to different geometries
  • will be able to use the methods and results of geometrical modelling
  • will be able to use construction information to manufacture and assemble complex geometrical forms.
Course Description The course includes lectures, student presentations, assignments and projects. Application will be emphasized throughout the course in order to develop the students capacity for construction and detail design. The course will be structured around the theme of making. The students will also explore architectural and artistic installation design from a number of different perspectives.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Syllabus overview: introduction, attendance and time keeping • Introduction
2 Geometry in Art and Architecture: Introduction to classical and modern geometries and case studies. • General Lecture by the Instructor • Students’ examination of the given subject on geometry within given cases • Tutorial 1: Polygon modeling
3 Geometry in Art and Architecture • Students’ examination of the given subject on geometry within given cases. • Tutorial 2: Assignment 1
4 Geometry in Art and Architecture: Subtractive systems • General Lecture by the Instructor • Students’ examination of the given subject on geometry within given cases • Tutorial 3: Polygon modeling Boolean Introduction Assignment 2
5 Boolean Operations • Student Presentations • Review Project 1
6 Minimal surface • Student Presentations • Review Project 1
7 Midterm 1: Project presentations
8 Holiday
9 Geometry in Art and Architecture: Subtractive systems • General Lecture by the Instructor • Term project
10 Polyhedra and Polyhedral Surfaces • Student Presentations • Review Term project
11 Freeform surfaces • Student Presentations • Review Term project
12 Planar Transformations: Tessellation • Student Presentations • Review Term project
13 Deformations • Preparing final project presentation
14 Project presentations • Final project presentations
15 Semester review
16 Final exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

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

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
75
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
25
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
1
16
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
3
48
Study Hours Out of Class
10
2
20
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
1
24
24
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
12
12
Final Exam
0
    Total
120

 

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.

X
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.

X
3

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

 

X
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. 

6

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

7

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

X
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.

X
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. 

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

 


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