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Faculty Of Architecture And Engineering

Architecture Program

Architecture Program

The Architecture program has been developed to build up competencies in creativity, design, visual and digital communication, project development and management as well as legal frameworks. The architecture program emphasises students to experience the stimulation of artistic sensitivity and creativity with a focus on environmental responsibility. The program aims at developing the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully design, plan, and draw an architectural project, for entities at local and international level. The program offers comprehensive understanding of a variety of design concepts, design principles, drawing, presentation methods and techniques in a global context providing industry standard knowledge on leading computer- aided design programs (CAD). Our graduates will be able to critically think on current environmental issues and design in a responsible manner within the field of Architecture.

As an architect you’ll design new buildings or extensions or alterations to existing structures, and advise on the restoration and conservation of old properties.

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Architecture Program

Abdi Cavus St. Walled Old City – Nicosia / North Cyprus
P.O. Box 139 Via Mersin 10 – Turkey.

+90 392 600 16 16
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Mon – Fri 8:30A.M. – 5:30P.M.

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Program title

Architecture

Final qualification

Bachelor of Arts

Projected Study Time

4 years

ECTS Points

240 ECTS

Language of study

English

Mode of study

Full Time (Face to Face)

The Architecture program is designed to help students develop skills in creativity, design, visual and digital communication, project creation and management, and legal frameworks. The architecture program places a premium on stimulating students’ artistic sensitivity and creativity, with an emphasis on environmental responsibility. The curriculum is designed to equip students with the essential skills and information to successfully design, plan, and draw architectural projects for local and worldwide organizations. The program provides a thorough understanding of a variety of design concepts, design principles, drawing, presentation methods, and procedures in a worldwide context, as well as industry-standard knowledge of the top computer-aided design applications (CAD). Our graduates will be able to engage in critical thinking about contemporary environmental challenges and design responsibly in the field of Architecture.

Goal & Objectives

The BS in Architecture program’s primary objective is to train highly educated, creative, and environmentally conscious individuals in the field of architecture. The program’s aims are to foster students’ personal development by involving them in practical and research activities in the field of architecture that will enhance their local and international employability. Students will participate in activities such as creative design, architectural expression and presentation, 3D modeling, computer-aided design, and architectural project management, all of which contribute to the international framework of industry standards. Students shall be prepared for engaged citizenship via the development of appropriate cultural, social, and behavioral skills.

Career Opportunities

As an architect, you will design new structures, additions, and adjustments to existing structures, as well as provide advice on the restoration and conservation of historic properties. You may work on single structures or on large-scale redevelopment projects, and your responsibilities may include the design of the surrounding environment and public areas. You’ll collaborate closely with clients and users to ensure that proposed designs meet criteria and are functional, safe, and cost effective. Generally, you’ll oversee a project from beginning to end and collaborate with a variety of construction specialists, including surveyors and engineers.

Architectural Jobs directly related to the degree include:

  • Architect
  • Architectural technologist
  • CAD technician
  • Fire risk assessor
  • Interior and spatial designer
  • Urban designer

Jobs


Architectural Jobs directly related to your degree include:

  • Architect
  • Architectural technologist
  • CAD technician
  • Fire risk assessor
  • Interior and spatial designer
  • Urban designer

Program Learning Outcomes

Program graduates will be equipped with all the knowledge, skills and competencies that comprise the program learning outcomes (PLOs) to successfully join the architecture work environment. Upon completion of the undergraduate degree program in Architecture students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate critical thinking through a self-reflective process of conceptualization and design thinking that is open to consideration of alternative perspectives by analyzing, evaluating, and synthesizing ideas and information.

  1. Implement complex two and three-dimensional graphic representation techniques using a wide variety of traditional and digital media.
  2. The knowledge and ability to apply a design decision-making process through appropriate technical documentation in a manner that is client-centered, sustainable, aesthetic, cost effective, and socially responsible.
    4. Incorporate a wide range of technical skills and professional architectural knowledge during schematic design to demonstrate a comprehensive application of life safety, accessibility, and sustainability issues in making sound design decisions across varying scales and levels of complexity.
    5. Demonstrate the ability to synthesize a wide range of variables into an integrated design solution by employing appropriate building materials, building systems, and construction.
  3. Understanding how to collaboratively lead teams of stakeholders in the process of conceiving, developing and implementing solutions to problems in the built and natural environments, utilizing knowledge of the diverse forms and the dimensions of professional practice along with associated ethical, legal, financial and social responsibilities.
  4. Apply math, physics, logic as reasoning skills to investigate problems related to force resolution in structural systems, thermal heat gain and loss in buildings, material quantity estimates, budget management, and life-cycle cost analysis.
  5. Demonstrate information literacy through applied research by raising clear and precise questions, using abstract ideas to clarify and express information, and considering diverse points of view, to reach well-reasoned conclusions and evaluate options against relevant design criteria, building standards, and program requirements.
    9. To build abstract relationships and understand the impact of ideas based on the study and analysis of multiple theoretical, social, political, economic, cultural, and environmental contexts.

Course Curriculum

Course Curriculum

Course Description

ARCH 101 Basic Design I

Basic principles of design, creating a visual vocabulary through 2 and 3 dimensional exercises, design elements and their characteristics, design principles, problems to enhance students’ mental and manual skills, emphasis on creativity, and critical thinking.

 

Main textbook:

Ching, Francis DK. Architecture: Form, space, and order. John Wiley & Sons, 2014.

Alternative readings:

Bielefeld, Bert, et al. Basics Architectural Design. Birkhäuser, 2013.

Di Mari, Anthony. Conditional Design. An Introduction to Elemental Architecture. Uitgeverij Bis, 2014.

ARCH 103 Graphic Com I

The course content includes; lettering, line types, orthographic projection of forms, introduction to technical drawing in scale; plans, sections and elevations, model making skills.

Main textbook:

Dernie, David. Architectural drawing. Laurence King Publishing, 2010.

Alternative reading:

Zell, Mo. Architectural drawing course. Barrons Educational Series, 2008.

ARCH 105 Freehand Drawing and Presentation Techniques

Freehand drawing and presentation Techniques will enable students to explore sketching, design, colour theory, concept visualization, perspective drawing and basic rendering techniques. Students will be exposed to Architectural presentation techniques along with oral and writing skills that will assist in the communication of their designs in academic/professional environment.

 

Main textbook:

Lin, Mike W. Drawing and designing with confidence: A step-by-step guide. John Wiley & Sons, 1993.

Alternative readings:

Yanes, Magali Delgado, and Ernest Redondo Domínguez. Freehand drawing for architects and interior designers. WW Norton & Company, 2005.

Ching, Francis DK, and Steven P. Juroszek. Design drawing. John Wiley & Sons, 2010.

ITEC 103 IT for Architecture

This course will aim to Develop skills in basic selection tools and edge refinement to isolate and edit parts of an image. Manipulate layers through ordering, positioning, scaling, rotation, and adjustments. Create composite images that demonstrate advanced selection and layering techniques. Prepare images for Web and print output with appropriate sizing and resolution.

 

Main textbook:

Sondermann, Horst, and George Morton. Photoshop in architectural graphics. Springer, 2009.

Alternative reading:

Onstott, Scott. Enhancing Architectural Drawings and Models with Photoshop. John Wiley & Sons, 2010.

ENGL 101 Academic English I

Academic English I course covers the following topics: Development of writing and speaking skills; Improvement of Reading skills; English language structures; Lexis; Improvement of Report Connecting critical thinking with language skills; Incorporating technologies to improve English learning; Introduction to model reporting; Finding and searching information sources; References; Proposal and outline; Introduction and report layout; Oral presentation input; Abstract and conclusion.

Main textbook:

Lebeau, I., & Rees, G. (2017). New language leader pre-intermediate coursebook with myenglishlab pack (5th ed.). Essex: Pearson Education Limited.

TURK 101 Turkish I

Turkish I course covers the following topics: Turkish alphabet; Phonetic structure of Turkish language; Plural suffix; Negative and interrogative sentences; Adjectives; Vocabulary and pronunciation; Numbers; Verbs in present simple and continuous tenses; Verb “to be”; Adjectives; Reading; Writing; Speaking; Locative cases; Listening exercises; exercises in pronunciation; Case endings; conversational exercises; Oral presentation.    

 

Main textbook:

Göksel A., & Kerslake C. (2005). Turkish: a comprehensive grammar. Routledge.

Pollard D., & Pollard A. Ç. (2015). Complete Turkish: Beginner to Intermediate Course, 4th Edition, Teach Yourself.

 

ARCH 102 Basic Design II

This course puts an emphasis on design process, exercises on three dimensional forms, space, function, material, structure, role of context, human dimension and scale, transition from abstract problems to concrete ones.

 

Main textbook:

Ching, Francis DK. A visual dictionary of architecture. John Wiley & Sons, 2011.

Alternative readings:

Nussbaumer, Linda L. Human factors in the built environment. Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2018.

Anderson, Jane. Basics architecture 03: Architectural design. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017.

Di Mari, Anthony. Operative design: a catalogue of spatial verbs. Bis Publishers, 2015.

ARCH 104 Graphic Com II

Advanced graphic communication techniques, developed techniques of 3-D drawing, drawing conventions in different design branches, presentation techniques in various drawing media.

 

Main textbook:

Ramsey, Charles George. Architectural graphic standards. John Wiley & Sons, 2007.

Alternative reading:

Ching, Francis DK. Architectural graphics. John Wiley & Sons, 2015.

ARCH 106 Intro to Construction

Integration of design thinking with the appropriate structure and technology; history of design technology, structural logic, form, structure and material, sustainable and innovative aspects of design technology.

 

Main textbook:

Ching, Francis DK, and Mark Mulville. Building construction illustrated. John Wiley & Sons, 2014.

MATH108 Math’s for Designers

The aim of this course is to equip students with mathematical and analytical skills to apply numerical, computational and estimation techniques. Be able to solve algebraic equations and inequalities. Determine functions, domain and range as well as their graphical properties. Be able to distinguish and measure geometric figures and solids. Demonstrate geometric and trigonometric analogy in drawing and designing.

 

Main textbook:

Bird, John. Basic engineering mathematics. Routledge, 2017.

Alternative readings:

Casey, John. “The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid.” Ratio 116 (1885): 117.

Burry, Jane, and Mark Burry. The new mathematics of architecture. Thames and Hudson, 2010.

ENGL 102 Academic English II

Academic English II course has the following course content: Writing an opinion paragraph; Practice and production; Vocabulary learning; Identifying text types; Cohesion and instructional texts; Meaning behind the words; Organizing a coherent paragraph; Recognizing definitions in context; Matching main points of paragraphs; How to prepare an outline; How to write a thesis statement; Writing a proposal; Choosing a report topic; Finding sources; Skimming, scanning and note‐taking; Review of genres; Matching genres to tasks; Quoting; Paraphrasing.    

 

Main Texrtbook:

Lebeau, I., & Rees, G. (2017). New language leader pre-intermediate coursebook with myenglishlab pack (5th ed.). Essex: Pearson Education Limited.

ARCH 201 Architectural Design Studio I

A studio course designed to develop an understanding of form, function and space relations through projects of limited complexity. Minimum structural input not to limit the creativity of students. Emphasis on the overall architectural design process including site, literature survey, functional diagrams and program concepts, human and social factors ergonomics.

 

Main textbook:

Zevi, Bruno, Milton Gendel, and Joseph A. Barry. “Architecture as Space. How to look at Architecture.” (1957).

Alternative readings:

Sale, Kirkpatrick. Human scale. Coward McCann, 1980.

Parry, Eric. Context: Architecture and the genius of place. John Wiley & Sons, 2015.

Neufert, Ernst, and Peter Neufert. Architects’ data. John Wiley & Sons, 2012.

ARCH 211 Building Construction and Materials I

Tectonics of buildings, which have all types of masonry (brick, stone, timber; with or without tie beams) and some basic types of skeletal structures, and their construction characteristics. All possible construction methods of these structures; infill wall possibilities and their construction methods; construction of possible cladding systems, which are used with these systems; some examples of finishing which are used in these types of buildings.

 

Main textbook:

Ching, Francis DK, and Mark Mulville. Building construction illustrated. John Wiley & Sons, 2014.

Alternative reading:

Allen, Edward, and Patrick Rand. Architectural detailing: function, constructibility, aesthetics. John Wiley & Sons, 2016.

ARCH 213 Sustainability and Environmental Issues

The core course promises to be an important component in paving the path towards environmentally sensitive architecture education with the purpose of providing architecture students with a sensitivity and understanding of the natural processes that shape our social, cultural and natural environment.

 

Main textbook:

Williams, Daniel E. Sustainable design: ecology, architecture, and planning. John Wiley & Sons, 2007.

Alternative readings:

Smith, David Lee. Environmental issues for architecture. John Wiley & Sons, 2011.

McDonough, William, and Michael Braungart. Cradle to cradle: Remaking the way we make things. North point press, 2010.

ARCH 215 Building Science I

This course examines the integration of human needs and building functions. According to types of buildings, the required functions are discussed and identified. Human movements (ergonomics) relating the functions within residential buildings are supervised and applied on scaled drawing to recognize the approximate space layout of the building. Together with ergonomics, the building elements, materials and basic instalment methods are discussed.

 

Main textbook:

Grabow, S., Spreckelmeyer, K., “The Architecture of Use: Aesthetics and Function in Architectural Design 1st Edition”, Routledge, 2014.

 Alternative readings:

Panero, J., Zelnik, M., ‘’Human Dimension & Interior Space: A Source Book of Design Reference Standards’’,   ISBN-10: 0823072711 / ISBN-13: 978-0823072712

 

ARCH 217 Computer Aided Design I

A course introducing students to the principles of CAD, the theories and methods on which it is founded, and its principal applications in practice – generating, evaluating, modeling, drafting, and rendering design solutions.

 

Main textbook:

Gindis, Elliot J., and Robert C. Kaebisch. Up and Running with AutoCAD 2018: 2D Drafting and Design. Academic Press, 2017.

Alternative reading:

Palm, Bernd S., and Alf Yarwood. Introduction to AutoCAD 2017: 2D and 3D Design. Routledge, 2016.

ARCH 202 Architectural Design Studio II

A studio course designed to develop an understanding of form, function and space relations through projects of fairly complex functions: A minimum of two-story buildings with simple structures in built environment. The relationship between building and its surrounding is emphasised. The existing surrounding structures are analysed and taken into account for the design process. Additionally, The design is given in a site with considerable topography and the design must address the relationship between different levels in plan and section.

 

Main textbook:

Ábalos, Iñaki. The good life: a guided visit to the houses of modernity. Park Books, 2017.

Alternative readings:

Bachelard, Gaston. The poetics of space. Penguin Classics, 2014.

Levitt, David. The housing design handbook: A guide to good practice. Routledge, 2012.

Neufert, Ernst, and Peter Neufert. Architects’ data. John Wiley & Sons, 2012.

Ramsey, Charles George. Architectural graphic standards. John Wiley & Sons, 2007

ARCH 212 Building Construction and Materials II

The goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for wide span roof structures (folded plate, space frame, membranes, dome, truss systems etc.), stairs, windows, doors with their own detailing. All kinds of possible construction methods with their special finishing details will be dealt.

 

Main textbook:

Charleson, Andrew. Structure as architecture: a source book for architects and structural engineers. Routledge, 2014.

Alternative readings:

Allen, Edward, and Patrick Rand. Architectural detailing: function, constructibility, aesthetics. John Wiley & Sons, 2016.

ARCH 214 Building Physics

A course to study the environmental factors influencing architectural design. Issues of climate, lighting and acoustics in relation to energy problems and user comfort. Climatic elements, classification of climates for architectural purposes, thermal process of human body, thermal comfort indexes, thermal process of buildings. Various climate control methods in buildings: thermal, solar, condensation, wi nd control and natural ventilation.

 

Main textbook:

Baird, George. The architectural expression of environmental control systems. Taylor & Francis, 2003.

Alternative readings:

Baker, Nick, and Koen Steemers. Energy and environment in architecture: a technical design guide. Taylor & Francis, 2003.

Ching, Francis DK, and Ian M. Shapiro. Green building illustrated. John Wiley & Sons, 2014.

ARCH 216 Building Science II

This course examines the integration of human needs and building functions. According to types of buildings, the required functions are discussed and identified. Human movements (ergonomics) relating the functions within commercial buildings (tourism, health, museums, schools, office blocks) are supervised and applied on scaled drawing to recognize the approximate space layout of the building. Together with ergonomics, the building elements, materials and basic instalment methods are discussed.

 

Main textbook:

Grabow, S., Spreckelmeyer, K., “The Architecture of Use: Aesthetics and Function in Architectural Design 1st Edition”, Routledge, 2014.

Alternative readings:
Panero, J., Zelnik, M., ‘’Human Dimension & Interior Space: A Source Book of Design Reference Standards’,   ISBN-10: 0823072711 / ISBN-13: 978-0823072712

 

ARCH 218 Computer Aided Design II

A course further increasing students’ capacity in CAD, the theories and methods on which it is founded, and its principal applications in practice – generating, evaluating, modeling, drafting, and rendering design solutions more complex projects.

 

Main textbook:

Bokmiller, Don. “Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2011 (Autodesk Official Training Guides).” (2010).

Alternative readings:

Kirby, Lance, Eddy Krygiel, and Marcus Kim. Mastering Autodesk Revit 2018. John Wiley & Sons, 2017.

ARCH 220 Statics for Architects

The principles of statics, with particular attention to architectural applications.

 

Main textbook:

Fanella,D., Gerstner, R., ‘Statics for Architects and Architectural Engineers’, ISBN-10: 0442012977

ISBN-13: 978-0442012977

 

                                                                                      

ARCH 301 Architectural Design Studio III

A studio course designed to provide the student with skills of designing in urban context considering various urban problems. The emphasis on the design concept at a larger scale with particular attention paid on achieving unity within the urban environment. Sensitivity to the existing context by means of historic environment is essential. Requirements include a quality of design, social factors, quality and hierarchy of open and semi-open spaces, street furniture and landscaping, orientation and organization of buildings on site, public-private interface, vehicular and pedestrian circulation, climatic considerations, appropriate construction systems and materials, and regulations.

 

Main textbook:

Gehl, Jan. Life between buildings: using public space. Island press, 2011.

Alternative readings:

Lynch, Kevin. The image of the city. Vol. 11. MIT press, 1960.

Lang, Jon. Urban design. Routledge, 2006.

Sadik-Khan, Janette. “Urban Street Design Guide.” New York: NACTO (2012).

ARCH 323 Conservation and Restoration I

A course aiming to provide the students of architecture with basic theoretical knowledge and understanding of architectural and cultural heritage. Presentation of appropriate concepts of basic conservation, historic preservation and restoration to help students acquire skills to apply in practice.

 

Main textbook:

Orbasli, Aylin. Architectural conservation: principles and practice. 2008.

Alternative readings:

Jokilehto, Jukka. History of architectural conservation. Routledge, 2007.

ARCH 325 Structural Behavior I

 Provide the opportunity for students to review and master fundamental concepts of statics and mechanics of materials, and their application to civil engineering and architectural structures. Better understanding of the application of structural analysis to structural engineering practice is also one of the basic learning topics of this course.

 

Main textbook:

·       Hibbeler R.C.; Structural Analysis, Prentice-Hall,(2006),  ISBN-10: 0136020607

·       ISBN-13: 978-0136020608

 

ARCH327 Introduction to Interior Design

The course focuses on the relations of human and social environment especially in the interior of the buildings. Design problems of indoor to be examined. Reuse, renovation and re-evaluation of densely circulated indoor spaces of the buildings are discussed focusing on physical and aesthetic performance needs, landscaping, accessibility and needs of the disabled.

 

Main textbook:

Dodsworth, S.ş ‘The Fundamentals of Interior Design’(2009), ASIN: B01FKU7OCQ

Alternative readings:

Latham, D., ‘Creative Re-use of Buildings’, Donhead,(2013), ISBN-10: 1873394365

ISBN-13: 978-1873394366

 

ARCH 329 History of Architecture I

First in the series of survey courses on history of world architecture and art, covering the period from pre-historic times to the end of the medieval era, specially designed for Architecture students. Focus, on the theoretical perspective as well as the historical.

 

Main textbook:

Kostof, Spiro. “A history of architecture: settings and rituals.” New York: Oxford (1995).

Alternative readings:

Moffett, Marian, Michael W. Fazio, and Lawrence Wodehouse. A world history of architecture. Laurence King Publishing, 2003.

Giedion, Sigfried. Space, time and architecture: the growth of a new tradition. Harvard University Press, 1967.

Tafuri, Manfredo, and Giorgio Verrecchia. Theories and history of architecture. London: Granada, 1980.

ARCH 331 Introduction to Urban Design

An introductory course on the basic understanding of urban design issues, in general and within a historic perspective. The course aims to introduce the theories and methods of urban design as a discipline integrated with architecture. The topics of the lectures and discussions: concept of urban space, visual variables determining the quality of urban space, unity as the basic element of urban design, permeability, variety and legibility as main principles of urban design determining the quality of public realm. The course provides students with an introductory yet comprehensive overview of urban design theory and the work of leading urban design theorists encompassing its visual, perceptual and environmental dimensions.

 

Main textbook:

Kostof, Spiro. The city shaped: Urban patterns and meanings through history. 1991.

Alternative readings:

Mumford, Lewis. The city in history: Its origins, its transformations, and its prospects. Vol. 67. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1961.

Lynch, Kevin. The image of the city. Vol. 11. MIT press, 1960.

Mahy, Margaret, et al. A new theory of urban design. Vol. 6. Center for Environmental Struc, 1987.

ARCH300 Summer Intermship I

ARCT 200 Summer Training I, covers the “building construction” stage. The student should participate the constructional work on the site and observe the production stages. Those of production stages include the works from the construction schedule and site preparation to the structural completion of the building. Structural completion covers all sub-structural works such as excavation, foundation, retaining walls, ground floor, and super-structural works such as columns, beams, floors, stairs, walls, and roofs. Final finishing stage of the building production is not covered by the training. The duration of the summer training is 30 working days. The student’s work should be supervised by an architect or a structural engineer, and his/her summer training work log book should be approved and signed by the supervisor.

 

ARCH 302 Arch Design IV

A studio course designed to provide the students with necessary skills to design multi -storey and multipurpose building complex in built-up areas with high complexity in functional organizations; integration of appropriate structural and environmental control systems, materials, building codes and regulations in the metropolitan scale urban context. The emphasis on designing a mixed-use complex is important in considering the themes; repetition, reproduction, variation.

 

Main textbook:

Sarkisian, Mark. Designing tall buildings: structure as architecture. Routledge, 2016.

Alternative readings:

Eisele, Johann, and Ellen Kloft, eds. High-rise manual: typology and design, construction and technology. Birkhauser, 2003.

Marriage, Guy, ed. Tall: the design and construction of high-rise architecture. Routledge, 2019.

ARCH 324 Conservation & Restoration II

A course aiming to provide the students of architecture with basic knowledge and understanding of architectural and cultural heritage. Presentation of appropriate concepts of basic conservation, historic preservation and restoration to help students acquire skills to apply in practice. This knowledge is applied on a historic project site, working in groups to experience the completion of restoration / conservation in detail.   

 

Main textbook:

Orbasli, Aylin. Architectural conservation: principles and practice. 2008.

Alternative readings:

Jokilehto, Jukka. History of architectural conservation. Routledge, 2007.

ARCH326 Structural Behavior II

The main purpose of this course is to introduce the concepts of statically determinate forces, displacement calculations including envionemental effects: support movements and temperature effects. This course also introduces the basic techniques required for tanalysing the majority of the structures and elements which most of structures are composed, including beams, frames, arches, trusses and cables Slope deflection and moment distribution theories and influence lines for statically indeterminate structures will be studied.

 

Main textbook:

Hibbeler R.C.; Structural Analysis, Prentice-Hall, (2006),  ISBN-10: 0136020607

ISBN-13: 978-0136020608

 

ARCH 328 Landscape Design

This course introduces the interrelated disciplines of landscape architecture, horticulture, planning, and architecture; constitutes a basis for the organisation and design of the functional uses, aesthetic and enjoyable environments; applies artistic and scientific principles to the research, planning, design of built environment; explores existing and natural site conditions and their impact on influencing and shaping the built environment. Creating various types and levels of exterior spaces such as, plazas, streets, neighbourhoods, parks, gardens, square, etc. is also included in the context of the course. Moreoever, the course gives abrief information about history of landscape architecture, ancient gardens and landscapes, and contemporary landscape architecture. The course includes introduction of the elements of landscape design (land, water, vegetation, atmosphere, buildings, roads, pedestrian ways etc.) Landscape architectural technology; grading and drainage, plant identification, site construction, planting design.

 

Main textbook:

Booth, N., ‘Foundations of Landscape Architecture: Integrating Form and Space Using the Language of Site Design’ (2011) ISBN-13: 978-0470635056, ISBN-10: 0470635053

 

ARCH 330 History of Architecture II

Second one of the courses on the history and theories of architecture, designed in three phases: from renascence to modern architecture, history of modern architecture, postmodern architecture, and contemporary architectural trends.

 

Main textbook:

Frampton, Kenneth. Modern architecture. Thames and Hudson, 1985.

Alternative readings:

Benevolo, Leonardo. History of modern architecture. Vol. 2. Mit Press, 1977.

ARCH 401 Arch Design V

A studio course designed to provide the student with skills of designing long span structures by considering integrated construction and service systems. The main emphasis is to design buildings with high complexity in function with appropriate structural systems and creating rich architectonic qualities.

 

Main textbook:

Wilkinson, Chris. Supersheds: the architecture of long-span, large-volume buildings. Butterworth-Heinemann, 2013.

Alternative readings:

Pedersen, Louise, and Jonas Täljsten. “Structure as Architecture.” (2007).

Kushner, Marc. The future of architecture in 100 buildings. Simon and Schuster, 2015.

ARCH 433 Graduation Project Research

In the first part of this course students prepare for the design project and become familiar with the concept of research that is used specifically in the design discipline. In the second part, students prepare concept studies and spatial sketches related to the project and in the last part students submit an avant project which will be continued in ARCH402. The primary purpose is to make students to identify a subject, collect information and data systematically, to analyse and prepare a presentation on the findings. The additional aim of this course is to develop an understanding of conducting research and writing a proper academic paper. Another aim of this course is to develop an understanding of theoretical context of related disciplines such as history, environment, etc., and of transformation of these data into architectural knowledge. Case studies will be undertaken and the understanding of architecture through structural and environmental determinants will be developed.

 

Main textbook:

Alexander, Christopher. A pattern language: towns, buildings, construction. Oxford university press, 1977.

Alternative readings:

Zumthor, Peter. Thinking the Architecture. AGM, 2003.

Bachelard, Gaston. The poetics of space. Penguin Classics, 2014.

Butler, Jill. Universal principles of design. lynda. com, 2017.

 

ARCH 435 Professional Practice

This course aims to synthesise the occupational knowledge gained in the theoretical disciplines and the actual application. In this manner, students are provided with the awareness and ability of integrating the environmental, spatial, structural, functional and esthetic decisions that are essential for the construction of a building. The course deals with the application drawings of the completed architectural project in detail and the expression and presentation techniques and standards that are applied in harmony with the working stages.

 

Main textbook:

Gordon, R.P., ‘Integrated Drawing Techniques: Designing Interiors With Hand Sketching, SketchUp, and Photoshop’ (2016), ISBN-13: 978-1628923353, ISBN-10: 1628923350

ARCH 400 Summer Intermship II

Students will work in an interior design or in an architectural office of their choice for a minimum of 30 days Submission of a daily diary and a written report on experience will be required in accordance with the rules and regulations set by the department.

ARCH 402 Graduation Project

A final studio course in which students have started the research of the project topic in ARCH 433. They are expected to develop their designs independently, work from macro to micro scales and with special emphasis on the individual interest areas. Each student is to demonstrate individually a performance that he/she has attained the professional standard required to practice within the rich context of the architectural discipline.

 

Main textbook:

Alexander, Christopher. A pattern language: towns, buildings, construction. Oxford university press, 1977.

Alternative readings:

Zumthor, Peter. Thinking the Architecture. AGM, 2003.

Bachelard, Gaston. The poetics of space. Penguin Classics, 2014.

Butler, Jill. Universal principles of design. lynda. com, 2017.

ARCH 434 Design Ethics and Legal Issues

This course intends to clarify; What is a design? How is it protected? Intellectual property, artistic property and copyrights. Design law in practice in TRNC, Turkey and EU. Comprehension of ethical issues in design practice, ability to make firm planning and positioning, competence of managing the business’s finances; preparing design contracts and product pricing, proficiency of dealing with human resources; agreement with clients; marketing and outreach.

 

Main textbook:

Chiti, E., Giulio, V., ‘The Administrative Architecture of Financial Integration: Institutional Design, Legal Issues, Perspectives’ (2015),  ISBN-13: 978-8815259240, ISBN-10: 8815259244

 

Alternative readings:

Unger, Gary. Your Architecture Career: How to Build a Successful Professional Life. Simon and Schuster, 2018.

 

ARCH436 Cost Estimation

The goal of this course is to enhance the capacities and knowledge of course participants to understand, critically analyse and apply key concepts of life-cycle costs in the design, implementation and evaluation of construction projects.

 

Main textbook:

Boussabaine, A., Kirkham, R., ‘Whole Life-cycle Costing: Risk and Risk Responses’ (2004), ISBN-13: 978-1405107860, ISBN-10: 1405107863