FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

ARCH 338 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Architectural Design Futures
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 338
Fall/Spring
2
2
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 will explore means of impact such as accelerating technologies, social changes, cultural and economic aspects on the future of architectural design.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to transfer their understanding of future forecasting to their own profession.
  • will be able to develop an improved skill level in making projections for the future of architectural practice.
  • will be able to search through their own knowledge to develop a fairly deep understanding of the accelerating technologies
  • will be able to effectively present their visions through their unique projection abilities using appropriate presentation models.
  • will be able to act as change agents themselves.
Course Description Throughout the semester, the students will be introduced to concepts that will eventually be shaping their profession as architects. Lectures will be interactive in order to engage students in the creation of visions of the possible futures. At least two assignments for each student will be expected throughout the semester. Assignments will be based on forming and presenting visions of the future. Assignment submissions will be in media using current technologies apps, videos etc. The research documents created in class will help understand what the future holds for architectural design. The end product for this class will be a project displaying possible futures for architectural design. Possible formats for display may range from infographics to moving pictures or an architectural design concept to urban depictions etc.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
X
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.
2 Why deal with the Futures? Implications of Dematerialization Disappearing Architecture_ From Real to Virtual to Quantum
3 Responsive Architecture Reading Response to the article
4 Space Architecture Doule, O. Space Architecture-Theory and Educational Strategy. (2010). In 40th International Conference on Environmental Systems.
5 Architects who envisioned the Futures Manifesto of Futurist Architecture(Florence) Lacerba, August 1, 1914 Antonio Sant’Elia
6 Midterm I / Presentations
7 Virtual Worlds/Cyberspace
8 Augmented Reality enhancing Architectural Design Assignment #2: Prepare your own manifesto
9 Architecture in Labs Reading Response to the article
10 Information Technology(IT) and Architecture Mitchell, W.J., 1995: City of Bits: Space, Place, and the Infobahn, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusettes
11 Manufacturing Beyond IT Flachbart, G., Weibel, P., 2005: Disappearing Architecture_ From Real to Virtual to Quantum, Birkhäuser-Publishers for Architecture, Basel, Switzerland
12 Midterm II
13 Student Presentations (Future Projections)
14 Student Presentations
15 Review of the Semester
16 Final Project

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
  • Manifesto of Futurist Architecture(Florence) Lacerba, August 1, 1914 Antonio Sant’Elia •
  • Brayer, M-A, Migayrou, F., and Fumio, N., 2005: ArchiLab's Urban Experiments: Radical Architecture, Art and the City, Thames & Hudson Ltd, London
  • Flachbart, G., Weibel, P., 2005: Disappearing Architecture_ From Real to Virtual to Quantum, Birkhäuser-Publishers for Architecture, Basel, Switzerland
  • Mitchell, W.J., 1995: City of Bits: Space, Place, and the Infobahn, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusettes
Suggested Readings/Materials
  • Doule, O. Space Architecture-Theory and Educational Strategy. (2010). In 40th International Conference on Environmental Systems.
  • Cohen, M. The Continuum of Space Architecture: From Earth to Orbit. (2012). In 42nd International Conference on Environmental Systems
  • Cohen, M. M. First Mars habitat architecture. (2015).  In AIAA SPACE 2015 Conference and Exposition

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
20
Presentation / Jury
2
10
Project
1
30
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
2
30
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
6
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
4
64
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
16
1
16
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
1
6
6
Presentation / Jury
2
3
6
Project
1
8
8
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
2
5
10
Final Exam
0
    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.

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.

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.

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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