FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

ARCH 380 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Sustainability in Architecture
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 380
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 purpose of the course is to introduce students to perspectives on sustainability in the context of built environment and further explore the principles and developments available in sustainable design and construction.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to discuss the concept of sustainability,
  • Will be able to discuss describe ecologically sustainable development in relation to the built environment,
  • Will be able to discuss discuss the role that architects and other designers should play in the development of a sustainable future,
  • Will be able to discuss classify information about ecology concepts.
Course Description This course aims at introducing students to the aspects of environmental sustainability, exploring issues related to design and construction of environment-friendly buildings and their urban context. The course is based on weekly lectures by the instructor on selected topics, followed by discussion. In addition, teams of students will have an oral presentation on an assigned subject, also followed by discussion. Each presentation will be submitted as poster at the end of the semester as a separate assignment.

 



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 Sustainability overview
2 Vernacular Lessons
3 Fire Issues
4 Water Issues
5 Air Issues
6 Matter Issues
7 Midterm exam & project submission
8 Holistic Design
9 Vegetation - Green Roofs
10 Urban Ecology
11 Green Hues
12 Work on project
13 Work on project
14 Final Project Submission and Presentation
15 Review of semester
16 Review of semester

 

Course Notes/Textbooks To be distributed via Blackboard. They will cover only part of the course contents, so the students are strongly advised to take additional notes during class.
Suggested Readings/Materials To be announced via Blackboard

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
15
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
50
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
15
Final Exam
1
20
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
4
65
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
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
10
1
10
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
2
25
50
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
5
5
Final Exam
1
7
7
    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. 

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.

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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