ÇANKAYA UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE

ARCH 101 – BASICS OF DESIGN

COURSE OUTLINE

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course is an introduction to the basic elements, concepts and principles of design. It comprises specific assignments to develop mental and manual skills to deal with the design problems at hand and to form visual and formal values for forming compositional unities in two and three dimensions.

The course objective is to familiarize students with the elements of design; perceptual laws of visual organization (Gestalt Theory); principles of design; and formal and spatial characteristics. Students are expected to develop their ability of making use of the principles of design, to organize design elements consciously so as to form compositional unities in two and three dimensions, and forming orderly systems in which formal and spatial characteristics, such as scale and proportion or solids and voids, are consciously considered.

INSTRUCTORS:

Zeynep Çiğdem UYSAL ÜREY (Assist. Prof. Dr.), Rabia Çiğdem ÇAVDAR (Instructor, Dr.), Sıla KARATAŞ BAŞOĞLU (Instructor), Sıla ÇANKAYA TOPAK (Instructor), Yeliz AKSU (Research Assist.)

COURSE SCHEDULE:

This course is held on Mondays and Thursdays between 13:00 and 17:00 at Studio M1.

COURSE WEB PAGE:

The official web address for this course is: http://arch101.cankaya.edu.tr/

In this web page, students are provided with:

- Detailed information about the course

- Syllabus for the semester

- Grades

Attention: Students are required to follow the announcements on the web page!

COURSE GRADING (TENTATIVE):

Assessment tool

Quantity

Percentage

Preliminary Assignments

8

% 70

Final Assignment

1

% 30

ATTENDANCE:

According to Çankaya University Regulation for Undergraduate Education, students have an obligation to attend to at least 80% of the studio courses. In practical terms, students have to attend at least 11 weeks of lecture in a 14 week semester. Otherwise, it will not be possible for a student to enter the final jury and the grade will be NA at the end of the semester.

Attendance will be checked in each class and the student will be considered present only if he/she could present an assignment that is produced for that class, which will be validated by the students’ signature. Students who lack an assignment that is produced for that class and the late-comers will be considered absent for that class.

Students who fail to submit an assignment on time, without a valid medical report, will not be able to be graded for that assignment.

Students who fail to submit the Final Assignment will get an NA for the semester.

COURSE CONDUCT AND TEACHING POLICY

Design studio will be carried out through panel design critiques and juries, which will be supplemented by theoretical lectures that will be carried out through power-point presentations.

STUDIO RULES

Each student has to send the image/s (in JPG format) of his/her submitted assignment, on the submission day (until 5.00 pm), via the school’s web online service. The students who fail to send their images will not be able to learn their grades for that assignment.

Using spray adhesives (such as PATEX) is completely forbidden in class.

All the drawings that will be made for the assignments will be done by hand. It is forbidden to use computer programs to generate images or prepare assignments.

REQUIRED HARDWARE

Model making and drafting equipment will be necessary for all the classes. Students are expected to come prepared to the class and be equipped with materials to draw and to make models.