FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

ARCH 350 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Visuality and Architecture
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 350
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 The students will be introduced to visual methods and tools as a means to tackle spatial information and visual communication in architecture. The class will facilitate working across diverse visual media and scales; introduce visualization means to read and represent architectural space; form and interpret geographical, architectural and textual information for spatial analysis.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to utilize how to use digital techniques in architectural representation.
  • will be able to explain how architectural representation influence architectural form.
  • will be able to communicate architectural concepts in multimedia formats both visually and textually.
  • will be able to explore and collect visual information, and clearly present drawings in support of a visual argument.
  • Will be able to learn to work both individually and in collaborative groups on design projects.
Course Description The course is organized as two sessions. Each week the 2-hour session is “lecture-based” and will cover tips on model photography techniques, basic instruction in page formatting and graphic design methods with a visual presentation plus discussions on examples; and other 1-hour session is “laboratory-based” and consists of assignments to be completed in-class.

 



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 Introduction to Course
2 Visualizing Architecture: Working Across Diverse Media & Scales Visuality for Architects: Architectural Creativity and Modern Theories of Perception and Imagination. Branko Mitrovic, University of Virginia Press, 2013.
3 Visualizing Information: Forming Content & Sketching with Data Assignment # I “Data Humanism, the Revolution will be Visualized”, Giorgia Lupi, 2017. Observe, Collect, Draw!: A Visual Journal. Giorgia Lupi & Stefanie Posavec, Princeton Architectural Press, 2018.
4 An Architecture of Bricolage: Visualizing Content with Mixed Media Assignment # II Collage City. Colin Rowe, The MIT Press, 1984.
5 Architectural Diagramming Assignment # III The Manhattan Transcripts. Bernard Tschumi, Wiley, 1994.
6 Architectural Photography: Reading Space through Images Assignment # IV Learning From Las Vegas. Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour, The MIT Press, 1977.
7 What Maps Tell Us?: Maps as Spatial Visualizations Assignment # V Mapping Istanbul, Pelin Derviş, & Meriç Öner (Eds.), Garanti Galeri, 2009.
8 Project I - Submission
9 Forming Visual Dossier Tutorials for digital representation techniques
10 Curating Visual Content: Publication as the Visual Medium Tutorials for digital representation techniques
11 Exhibiting Architecture: Displaying Visual Content Tutorials for digital representation techniques
12 Project Work Session Project Overview
13 Project Work Session Project Overview
14 Project Work Session Project overview
15 Review od the semester
16 Project II - Submission

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

Collage City. Colin Rowe, The MIT Press, 1984, ISBN: 9780262180863.

Design Studies: A Reader. Hazel Clark & David Brody (Eds.), Berg Publishers, 2003, ISBN: 9781847882363.

Learning From Las Vegas. Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour, The MIT Press, 1977, ISBN: 9780262220200.

Mapping Istanbul, Pelin Derviş, & Meriç Öner (Eds.), Garanti Galeri, 2009, ISBN: 9789944731164.

Notations: Diagram & Sequences. Bernard Tschumi, Artifice Books on Architecture, 2014, ISBN: 9781908967572.

Observe, Collect, Draw!: A Visual Journal. Giorgia Lupi & Stefanie Posavec, Princeton Architectural Press, 2018, ISBN:  9781616897147.

S, M, L, XL. Rem Koolhass, Bruce Mau and Hans Werlemann, Monacelli Press, 1997, ISBN: 9781885254863.

The Manhattan Transcripts. Bernard Tschumi, Wiley, 1994, ISBN: 9781854903815.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
30
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
15
Presentation / Jury
2
20
Project
1
25
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
12
65
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
35
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
0
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
10
10
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
1
15
15
Presentation / Jury
2
8
16
Project
1
21
21
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
0
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.

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.

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.

X
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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