FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

ARCH 460 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Urban Conservation Policies
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ARCH 460
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
-
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course -
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To evaluate contemporary policies and practices of the concept of urban conservation and conditions for coexistence of old and new urban patterns.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Identify and define the broad themes affecting conservation practice today
  • Discuss and explain the historical origins of conservation practice and its application to objects, architecture, landscapes and cities
  • Identify and critique the major policies and institutions shaping conservation practice in Turkey and globally.
  • Apply urban conservation policies to specific projects and sites.
  • Apply the computational tools at various scales
Course Description The concept of conservation and the preservation of the urban environment without losing its properties.

 



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 to the Course
2 What is urban conservation Assignment 1
3 Preservation of cultural heritage Review of Assignment 1
4 Urban texture Submission of Assignment 1
5 Renovation of buildings Assignment 2
6 Assigning new functions to historical buildings Submission of Assignment 2
7 Gentrification Project Submission 1
8 Mid-Term Exam 1 Assignment 3
9 Economic value of conservation Submission of Assignment 3
10 Social value of conservation Assignment 4
11 Protection in assoviation with cultural values Submission of Assignment 4
12 Principles of conservation planning Assignment 5
13 Conservation planning criteria Submission of Assignment 5
14 Student Presentations Project Submission 2
15 Student Presentations
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Notes/Textbooks Lecture notes by the instructor.
Suggested Readings/Materials Stipe, Robert E. 2003. A Richer Heritage. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. Blake, J. 2008. On Defining the Cultural Heritage. International and Comparative Law Quarterly. Cambridge University Press. Koolhaas, R. Preservation is Overtaking Us. Future Anterior. Volume 1, Number 2, Fall 2004. Tankut, G. 2003. Dogal ve Tarihi Çevrenin Korunması: Sorunlar ve Olası Çözümler. Bilim ve Ütopya. The Venice Charter: International Charter for the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites 1964 Kültür ve Tabiat Varlıklarını Koruma Kanunu, 1983

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
15
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
5
20
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
1
30
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
20
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
23
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
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
2
20
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
5
5
25
Presentation / Jury
1
4
4
Project
1
10
10
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
3
3
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. 

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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