FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

ARCH 360 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Building Enclosure Systems
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 360
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 To gain knowledge of contemporary techniques of wall and roof construction, including design approaches and technical requirements.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to explain the basic principles and details of cavity wall construction.
  • will be able to draw the basic principles and details of cavity wall construction.
  • will be able to explain the basic principles and details of curtain wall construction.
  • will be able to draw the basic principles and details of curtain wall construction.
  • will be able to create design solutions utilizing this knowledge.
Course Description In this course, various exterior wall construction systems and their details will be demonstrated. Example projects will be analyzed to understand the applicability of these systems to contemporary architectural design.

 



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 Introduction
2 Enclosure Concepts: Thermal Performance + Solar Geometry
3 Technical Topic: Solid Walls | Load Bearing Structures Reading: “Understanding Buildings”
4 Enclosure Concepts: Water Exclusion
5 Technical Topic: Cavity Walls and Other Veneer Systems | Rain Screens Study the example detail drawings
6 Enclosure Concepts: Water Exclusion + Vapor Migration
7 Technical Topic: Curtainwall Systems | Mutli-Story Facades Homework: analyze the dewpoint curve
8 Enclosure Concepts: Heat Gains and Losses
9 Technical Topic: Thermal Analyses Preparing digital analysis model
10 Enclosure Concepts: Solar Shading + Daylighting
11 Technical Topic: Double Skin Facades
12 Model Study 01 Building the basic model
13 Enclosure Concepts: Conservation + Ecology (Insulation and Materials)
14 Technical Topic: Green Screen | Green Roof Model
15 Model Study 02 Modeling curtainwall system
16 Technical Topic: Mass Wood.

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
16
15
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
5
40
Presentation / Jury
1
15
Project
1
30
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
23
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
0
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
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
5
4
20
Presentation / Jury
1
8
8
Project
1
35
35
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
0
Final Exam
0
    Total
111

 

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. 

X
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.

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.

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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