FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

ARCH 372 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Designing Life, Architecture for Everyone
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 372
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 main objective of this course is to help students acquire the ability to create human-centered inclusive designs and architectural ideas by enabling them to perceive and evaluate all kinds of human needs related to their disciplines.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to evaluate human needs on a wider scale
  • will be able to increase the ability to produce solutions for the needs that observed by themselves.
  • will be able to analyze the concrete architectural and design related information and methods towards the needs of elderly and disabled people
  • will be able to gain an interdisciplinary perspective on synthesizing new solutions for humanitarian needs
  • will be able to embody theoretical knowledge on projects
Course Description Into human center, the course will examine the concept of needs on an interdisciplinary scale, make observations/researches on special needs and prepare recommendations, examine solutions to the needs of the older people and the people with disabilities who are rapidly increasing numbers in our population.

 



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: human and needs from past to present
2 Identify / propose / discuss on current and potential needs Reading / Discussion
3 Disability types and terminology Reading / Discussion
4 Human-oriented disciplines and holistic design approach Reading / Discussion
5 The relations, responsibilities and awareness on the axis of industrial design / interior design / architectural design / urban planning, Reading / Discussion
6 Current regulations in the world and in Turkey Assignment Submission / Presentation
7 City scale: design for everyone Reading / Discussion
8 Urban scale: transportation and circulation for everyone Reading / Discussion
9 Midterm
10 Building scale: design for everyone Reading / Discussion
11 Building scale: spaces suitable for everyone Reading / Discussion
12 Building scale: materials and details suitable for everyone Reading / Discussion
13 Solution proposals from the world in architecture and design Assignment Submission / Presentation
14 Review of the semester Reading / Discussion
15 Project presentation / evaluation Project Submission / Presentation
16 Final

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

- Sürmen, Ş. (1995). “Özürlüler ve Yaşlılarla İlgili Mimari Ölçüler, Standartlar, Uygulamalar”. İ.T.Ü. Çevre ve Şehircilik Uygulama Araştırma Merkezi, İstanbul.

- Sungur Ergenoğlu, A. (2013). Mimarlıkta Kapsayıcılık: "Herkes için Tasarım", YTÜ Basım Yayın Merkezi, ISBN:978-975-461-502-9

Suggested Readings/Materials

- Dostoğlu, N., Şahin, E., Taneli, Y., (2009). “Evrensel Tasarım: Tanımlar, Hedefler, İlkeler”, Mimarlık Dergisi, sayı: 347.

- Duncan, R. (2007). “Universal Design – Clarification and Development: A Report for the Ministry of the Environment, Government of Norway”. NC State University, The Center for Universal Design.

- Story, M. F., Mueller, J.L., Mace, R.L. (1998). “The Universal Design File: Designing for People of All Ages and Abilities". NC State University, The Center for Universal Design.

- Sürmen, Ş. (2008). “Özürlüler ve Yaşlılar İçin Ulaşılabilir Çevre Tasarımı, Eğitim Notları”. TMMOB Mimarlar Odası, Sürekli Mesleki Gelişim Merkezi.

- Mekanlarda Erişilebilirlik, Kullanılabilirlik ve Yaşanabilirlik, (2015/3), TMMOB, Ankara Şubesi, Dosya 36.

- Tasarım ve Özgürlük: Engelli İnsanlar ve Herkes için Tasarım, (2007), TMMOB, Ankara Şubesi, Bülten 46, Dosya 04, Ocak.

- https://www.ada.gov/2010ADAstandards_index.htm

- http://www.ithacastudy.eu/

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

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

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
4
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
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
6
1
6
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
1
20
20
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
1
30
30
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.

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.

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.

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. 

X

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

 


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