Course Descriptions

ANTALYA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

ARCHITECTURE

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

CORE COURSES

  • ARC 101 Basic Design

This course aims to introduce basic design concepts as form, pattern, color, composition, texture and shade, principles of two and three dimensional design, different techniques of representation. The students will be led among the theories of design which can be used solving different issues in visual design.

Credit(s)       : 6  ECTS :8

  • ARC 111 Graphic Communication I

After furnishing the students with basic skills of different graphic expressions, the course focuses on exercising in various presentation and rendering techniques, orthographic, paralline, pictorial drawing and free-hand sketching.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :4

  • ARC 131 Introduction to Architecture

Orientation to contemporary architecture practice in the context of the history of architectural theory; examination of the changing role of the architect through history; introduction to the formal language and vocabulary of the discipline, basic principles to developing written and presentations skills.

Credit(s)       :2   ECTS :2

  • MATH 101 Calculus I

This course designed to enhance the mathematical skill of students of architecture. Basics of mathematical concepts and principle in analytic geometry are provided together with several examples to students in order to cope with design problems in architecture. Moreover, students will also be furnished with basics of mathematics which allows students to cope structural design as well.

Credit(s)       : 4  ECTS :6

  • ARC 102 Introduction to Architectural Design

This course aims to give a proper knowledge to the students of basic design theories and strategies related to the development of spatial concepts in architectural design, including composition, color, form, relationship of elements. Perspective, axonometry, orthogonal projections and development of 2-D and 3-D design projects will be considered. Several exercises about drawing processes will be assigned to the students.

Prerequisite  : ARC 101

Credit(s)       :6   ECTS :10

  • ARC 112 Graphic Communication II

The main goal is to enhance students’ skills in selecting the best drawing means for representing design, architecture in different scales. Different type of exercises will be carried out by the students in order to expand their ability to visualize design concepts and communicate them accurately and convincingly. The students will learn to use a variety of media that enhance the graphic communication.

Prerequisite  : ARC 111

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :4

  • ARC 142 Introduction to Material and Construction

The process and communication of building design are considered: physical building shell, systems for structure, enclosure, and space ordering.The design of a building as a complex of interacting systems; relations of subsystems; influences of production and marketing on design.

Credit(s)       : 4  ECTS :3

  • ARC 132 Introduction to History of Art and Architecture

This course offers a general survey of art and architecture worldwide. It provides an introduction to the critical analysis of artworks, including painting, sculpture and building types. The course considers the major issues of style, the functions of works of art and architecture, as well as the range of technical methods employed by artists. Art works are considered in the context of influential factors such as historical period, geographic location, and the prevailing social, political and religious environments.

Credit(s)       : 2  ECTS :3

  • ARC 201 Architectural Design I

Introduction to principles and processes of architectural design, specific case study.Sequence of exercises emphasizing development of basic skills, ideas, and techniques used in the design process for exemplifying architectural projects.

Prerequisite  : ARC 102

Credit(s)       : 6  ECTS :10

  • ARC 231 History of Architecture I

The course aims to give an accurate understanding of history of architecture by diachronic method.  Basic terminology and concepts of architecture are introduced. Prehistory dwellings and monuments, architecture of the ancient world, Greek architecture, Roman architecture, Early Christian architecture and Byzantine architecture.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • ARC 241 Construction Materials and Technologies I

The basic elements of structural design, the nature of building materials and their appropriate use in design and construction and different technologies used in buildings are introduced in this course.

Prerequisite  : ARC 142

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS : 5

  • ARC 243 Statics

Basic concepts and principles of statics; vector mechanics; geometrical properties: center of gravity, moment of inertia; free body diagrams; internal forces: shear and moment diagrams; analysis of simple load-carrying structures: beams and trusses; columns; concepts of stress, strain and deformation.

Prerequisite  : MATH 101

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :4

  • ARC 251 Sociology of the Environment

The course is based on study of human interaction focusing on social influences shaping personality, structure and dynamics of human society. This course focuses on the intersections between anthropology, urban studies, critical theory, and critical geography. It looks at urban life from various perspectives – ethnographic, historical, geographic, and critical-theoretical – focusing on case studies. The main purposes of investigations are to see the city in a global and cross-cultural perspective and to question and contextualize the universalistic image of models of urbanism mainly based on the Western experiences.

Credit(s)       : 2  ECTS :4

  • ARC 213 Architectural Representation Techniques

This course examines methods of analog and digital representation and seeks to impart students with a repertoire of visual communicative techniques. A majority of course time covers digital media, which has reinvigorated historical methods of representation, such as perspective, and started novel methods of communication and simulation. It is a medium inherently in flux, providing an increasingly complex array of tools whose application is redefining traditional design methodology.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :4

  • ARC 202 Architectural Design II

The students will gain more detailed principles and processes about how to approach to a building design. Sequence of projects selected to broaden awareness of design issues at various scales in the urban context will be displayed.

Prerequisite  : ARC 201

Credit(s)       : 6  ECTS :10

  • ARC 204 Landscape Design

Architectural design can not exclude the landscape design. This course aims to stress the strict relationship between these two subjects, according to the double meaning of landscape such as natural scenery and designed space. An overview of historical examples will be given the students, issues related to social, economical, representative and ecological aspects as well. Therefore the students will exercise with landscape design approach and will learn to recognize the potentials of space, respecting and/ or creating landscape.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :5

  • ARC 232  History of Architecture II

The course pursues an education of knowing history of architecture across different ages. Middle Age Architecture: Romanesque, Gothic, Seljuk and Ottoman Architecture, Humanism, Renaissance and Mannerism.

Prerequisite  : ARC 231

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • ARC 242 Construction Materials and Technologies II

Structural, thermal, electrical, and optical properties of building materials. Manufacturing, testing, integration, and specification of materials with emphasis on commercial, institutional and industrial buildings.

Prerequisite  : ARC 241

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :5

  • ARC 244 Strength of  Materials

Approach to structural models, columns, pillars, continuous beams, trusses, arches, curved beams, plates building envelope systems, fire protection systems.

Prerequisite  : ARC 243

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :4

  • ARC 262 Recording and Analysis of Historic Buildings

This course provides an introduction to the survey and recording of historic buildings and their sites. By the end of the course, students are expected to have basic information with respect to the recording techniques both traditional and modern methods including measured drawings and rectified photography. It is also aimed to emphasis the importance of understanding the historical significance and function of the site.

Prerequisite  : ARC 131

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • ARC 301 Architectural Design III

The students will be required to manage concepts on a specific architectural subject in relation to a real urban context. Structural, ergonomic, functional, urban and aesthetic issues will be considered in the design process.

Prerequisite  : ARC 202

Credit(s)       : 6  ECTS :10

  • ARC 303 Principles of Urban Design

This course aims to address the students to a critical debate about different approaches to urban design. Selected readings, specific design comparisons and different theories will be discussed with the students They will design then a urban site according to a specific theme.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :4

  • ARC 331 History of Architecture III

The course aims to continue the learning process of history of architecture through the ages. In order to give the students a proper consciousness of the historical process: Baroque, the age of Enlightenment Gothic Revival, New Classicism, Eclecticism.

Prerequisite  : ARC 232

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • ARC 311 Digital Media Techniques in Architecture

The course is about bridging analog and digital representation techniques. The course is intended to highlight examples, explain techniques, and provide context for how we use digital media as designers.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • ARC 341 Environmental and Mechanical Systems

In this course students become familiar with those elements that contribute to the heating and cooling loads of the building, and strategies for reducing the energy consumption are introduced. Integrated design topics will include solar energy, shading and control, heating, cooling, ventilation, day lighting and acoustics. Design aspects involving energy efficiency, comfort, health and productivity are explored holistically.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :4

  • ARC 343 Analysis of Structural Behaviour

This course provides students with knowledge of structural analysis of buildings: Dynamic structures, behaviour of structural systems, case studies.

Prerequisite  : ARC 244

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :4

  • ARC 321 Summer Practice I

Credit(s)       : 0  ECTS :2

Minimum 4 weeks summer practice

  • ARC 302 Architectural Design IV

The students learn the importance of a strong architectural concept which has to be translated in an architectural design. To this aim students are invited to work by sketching, analyse case studies, reflect on urban space, think of materials (local, innovative materials), shape space by using light. Application of computer-assisted design (CAD) will be taken into consideration for finalizing architectural design.

Prerequisite  : ARC 301

Credit(s)       : 6  ECTS :12

  • ARC 332 History of Contemporary Architecture

Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Proto- Rationalism, Deutscher Werkbund Bauhaus, Rationalism, Expressionism, Futurism, Constructivism, hints of architectural history in the second half of the 20th century, contemporary masters of architecture.

Prerequisite  : ARC 331

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • ARC 304 Urban Design and Sustainability

Students will learn the foundations of sustainability, including the 3 E's of Environment, Economies and Equity as these domains of learning apply to the urban and built environment. Furthermore, students will develop scientific abilities in the applications of these concepts to specific fields of urban planning and community development, including land use, transportation, urban environmental management, natural resource conservation and urban ecology.

Prerequisite  : ARC 303

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :4

  • ARC 344 Environmental Control Technologies

This course introduces passive environmental design emphasizing sun, wind, daylight, heat flow, insulation/mass, visual comfort, thermal comfort, shading, climate, natural ventilation. The course uses ecotect software for thermal analysis. Also this course focuses on active mechanical systems related to environmental controls including HVAC, plumbing, electrical and alternative energy systems. Additional areas covered include, elevators, electric lighting and acoustics. The course continues the use of ecotect software as an analytical tool.

Prerequisite  : ARC 341

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :4

  • ARC 342 Construction Project

The aim of the course is to furnish the students of those skills for managing executive project of architecture with all measurements, materials, details and rough costs. Theory and practice will interlace, thus the students will achieve the methodology of carrying out an architectural construction project. Advanced techniques in understanding materials in buildings, interior and exterior spaces, structure and construction detailing, advanced materials, drawing applied project and constructive side practices will be discussed.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :4

  • ARC 372 Building Codes and Regulations

An advanced course on codes and regulations governing planning, design, and construction in Turkey with an overview of worldwide regulations. Municipal planning by-laws, the Building Codes, standards, and other regulatory documents will be examined.

 Credit(s)       : 2  ECTS :3

  • ARC 401 Architectural Design V

According to previous cognitive teaching, a complete approach to design process is taken into consideration. The students will gain the capacity of facing the complexity of a proper design process.

Prerequisite  : ARC 302

Credit(s)       : 6  ECTS :12

  • ARC 461 Conservation and Restoration Project

The course explores the restoration process, the preservation techniques, the re-use of historical heritage. The students have to elaborate a restoration project starting from the survey’s process up to a detailed design scale.

Prerequisite  : ARC 262

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :6

  • ARC 421 Summer Practice II

Minimum 4 weeks summer practice

Credit(s)       : 0  ECTS :3

  • ARC 402 Architectural Design VI

Continuing the learning process of Architectural Design V, this course explores in greater depth urban planning and architectural design in the urban context.

Prerequisite  : ARC 401

Credit(s)       : 6  ECTS :12

  • ARC 472 Professional Practice

A comprehensive final project is carried through, focusing on client and trade relations, codes, government and legal requirements.

Prerequisite  : ARC 372

Credit(s)       : 2  ECTS :2        

ELECTIVES COURSES

Group-1 Design and Representation

  • AE 401 Design Methods

The Design Methods course aims to provide the students of those methodologies which can define and develop the standards for an optimal product. Characterization of user values, quality, ergonomy, design for manufacturing, duration and recycling opportunities will be taken into consideration for other life-cycle qualities such as reliability, serviceability, and environmental compatibility. Students will exercise a critical approach in order to judge the most convenient features for the designed objects.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 402 Interior Design

This course is a focus on the skills used by the interior designer including drafting, sketching, the use of architectural tools and techniques, space planning, client-designer relationships, and executing treatments for residential interior design. Students will explore the design of the residential interior spaces in the context of particular specific functions and multiplicity. The students will learn how to optimize an interior space according to the components required.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 403 Ergonomy in Architectural Design

Ergonomics is the application of scientific information about human capabilities and limitations to design. Anthropometry is a component of ergonomics that is about the measure of human scale and strength. Ergonomics and anthropometry play a fundamental role in industrial design. The scale and capabilities of humans provides critical guidelines for the successful development of product and interface designs. By appropriate application of data, designers can make designs that are efficient and effective to use. This subject introduces the various measures of both efficiency and scale, and informs students of where to find and how to set about interpreting scientific data relating to the topic.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 404 Interdisciplinary Relations in Architectural Design

Interdisciplinary Relation in Architectural Design is conceived on the complexity of design-related fields; analysis comparison of buildings, sketching techniques, architectural history, architectural theory, current art and relationship of culture to design will be discussed as fundamental design processes.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 405 Tourism and Architectural Design

This unit will deal with the physical and spatial aspects of planning for sustainable tourism. It will provide an understanding of the demand for tourism products in relation to the natural and cultural resource base of tourism. It will also provide an understanding of international trends in tourism planning at different scales. Specific areas to be addressed include: local and site-based tourism planning; planning for protected areas; impact assessments; the use of technologies in tourism planning; and the links between tourism and planning instruments. According to these concepts, students will develop a specific architectural project.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 406 Architectural Animation

The course aims to provide students that are using Building Information Modeling programs, the basic logic of the 3-dimensional drawing system. During the drawing process of the architectural projects, the students are expected to gain an ability of creating 2D, 3D modeling and animation.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 407 Housing Theory and Practice

The aim of the course is to give the students an overview of Western-Eastern urban housing. A historical outline of the housing design and development will be given, according to several issues as different types of urban agglomerations, the organization of the industry, and various related factors such as socio-economic conditions and the demographics. Different housing typologies, which range from low to higher density will be studied in detail as well as the impact of these housing designs on the built environment. After analyzing the theoretical part, students will be trained with a specific practice.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 408 Photo Representation in Architecture

1. Introduction to photography as aesthetic statement and as documentation means; 2. photography as documentation for the study and research; 3. photography for building site documentation; 4. photography for documentation and urban survey; 5. photography for documentation and survey for the conservation and restoration of buildings; 6. photography for documentation of reportage and journey; 7. photography for documentation of interior architecture; 8. photography of scale models; 9. photography of drawings

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

Group-2 History and Theory

  • AE 431 Traditional Architecture in the Mediterranean Basin

The course aims to investigate analogies and differences of the traditional architecture in the Mediterranean Basin. The area has a long history, some of the most important and mightiest civilizations in the world have risen and flourished in the region. Although the art of building in the Mediterranean coast has always had a number of local and regional influences, the course will analyse certain features of the traditional architecture, which are common among the structures and buildings throughout the Mediterranean region, and how the structure's location along the Mediterranean coast may demand certain architectural elements to be present in it. The student will learn to recognize these elements as distinctive features of the style, and to relate them to specific architectural objects of the Mediterranean Basin.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 432 Urban History

The course provides an overview of the historical development of cities, focusing on the social, economic, political, cultural, and technological aspects that stimulate continuously the growth of the city and its urban form. The literature about theories of urban growing will be taken into consideration and several case studies will be analyzed for a deep understanding of contemporary layout of the city.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 433 Architecture of the Late 20th Century

The course will examine the debate and practice of contemporary architecture in the context of the political, economic, aesthetic, and cultural changes that occur across the span of the late twentieth century. The course will consider theoretical contributions built architecture as well as unbuilt projects related to specific urban demands. The course will focus also on the architectural practices of the late 20th century in relation with the subsequent reactions and architectural design of the early 21st century.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 434 Anatolian Seljuk Architecture

This course investigates Seljuk architecture in Anatolia (XI-XIV centuries) in terms of typology, morphology, styles, aesthetical values, symbolic meanings, local characteristics, social and political background and involvement, landscape settings.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 435 Classical Ottoman Architecture

The course aims at giving students an understanding of the history of Ottoman architecture from its early period in Anatolia to the “Baroque” period in Istanbul and to look at Ottoman architecture in the Arab provinces, in particular Egypt and Syria. Upon completion of the course, students should know about the various sources of Ottoman architecture, the achievements of the architect Sinan in the creation of the classical style and the evolution of İznik ceramics in Ottoman architectural decoration. They should also be familiar with the post-classical and baroque styles of the 17th and 18th centuries and discuss the relationship between imperial and provincial styles. The course will teach them to interpret ground plans and elevations and to use the bibliographical references in a manner that enables them to write interesting essays and an original dissertation on the subject. They will also learn about primary sources for advanced research.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 436 Architecture of the Eastern Civilizations

This course provides a multi-approach exploration of the diverse philosophical and religiousconcepts and values in the Middle East, the diverse expressions of these concepts and values applied in art and architecture produced by the cultures of Egypt, Israel, Turkey, the Fertile Crescent, Arabian Peninsula, Iran. The different expressions of Eastern architecture will be analyzed according to a timeline of age which goes from early times to modern era.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 437 Architectural Design Historiography

The purpose of the course is to prepare the student to the understanding of the most significant phenomena related to the design world, meant in its historical significance of industrial product with artistic, social and economic value. At the end of the course, the student will be able to identify the problems related to each stage of the creation process of a design work (concept, production, communication, sale and usage), and acquire the necessary skills to develop a historical-critical discourse which concerns not only the object itself, but also its economic, cultural and social implications.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 452 Aesthetics in Architecture

The course will give an introduction to the field of aesthetics in general and specifically to architectural aesthetics. It will explore the background of prominent theories in architecture, in art, in design and in philosophy and show their mutual influences and how they flow into a broader understanding of a field that can be called architectural aesthetics. Yet equally important in this class is the application of aesthetics to the actual design process. Various theories and methods of architectural composition in the history of architecture and in contemporary design will be investigated regarding their relevance to today‘s challenges in architecture and urban design.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 453 History of Architectural Photography

Photography is a means of survey as well as design. Visual and spatial understanding entrusted to the shot is actually a path of knowledge and critical interpretation. The course of History of Architectural Photography aims to activate the students’ the abilities to analyze critically the language of photography that relates and interacts with the disciplines of art history and the problems of architectural representation. The purpose of the course is to give basic information on the historical evolution of photography from the invention till today, highlighting its quality as 'cultural good', with particular reference to applications within the context of architecture. Several charismatic personalities will be taken into consideration, emphasizing how their photo work can influence the perception of the reality.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 438 Art History

This course seeks to develop skills in perception, comprehension, and appreciation when dealing with a variety of visual art forms. It encourages the close analysis of visual materials, explores the range of questions and methods appropriate to the explication of a given work of art, and examines the intellectual structures basic to the systematic study of art.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 439 History of Criticism and Architectural Literature

The course includes a first preparatory part which deals with topics of historiographical, architectural and critic layout: the monument-document relationship; history and historiography; concepts of taste and aesthetics; figurative languages and literary languages; definitions of architecture; architectural criticism; architecture and literature; influences in the fruition of the monument. Specific texts that have been able to influence, characterize and give substance to architectural practice will be analysed: from Vitruvius’ De Architectura up to the rare writings of the middle ages; the coding of the architect's role in the Renaissance up to the writers of treatises and travellers of the XVIII and XIX century; from the historiographical debate of late 19th century till the revolutionary architectural theories of the 20th century masters.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 451 Urban Theory

The course on urban theory emphasizes on urban intellectual history and critical social theory. It is intended for the students interested in deepening their theoretical understanding of cities, urbanization and spatial development. Readings cover both classic texts in urban theory, important 20th century writers, and specific themes in urban theory. The goal of the course is to understand not only the substance of the readings, but also the structure and development of their arguments.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

Group-3 Building Technology

  • AE 441 Traditional Construction Techniques in Anatolia

Buildings from antiquity, Byzantine, Anatolian Seljuqs, Ottoman period are taken into consideration. Space, mass, facade and structure design in mesjids, madrasas, caravanserai and palaces, and their distinctive features will be analysed in detail.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 442 Historical Construction Techniques

The course aims to investigate the historical construction techniques, the restoration and conservation of traditional buildings. The methodology is based on studying the buildings by measured drawings and details on site (in situ), for a complete documentation analysis of damages and their causes. Suggestions for re-use and restoration of buildings, focusing on repair and reinforcement, will be considered.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 443 Contemporary Construction Techniques

This professionally-oriented course develops an integral understanding of the design and construction of buildings and their related technologies: structural, constructional, and environmental. The course looks in detail at examples of innovative construction techniques in wood, steel, and concrete structures. It also demonstrates the context in which technological innovation takes place by exploring the relationship of the design and construction participants. Class meetings concentrate on case studies of recent buildings detail drawings as well as issues of project and construction management are introduced for discussion. Computer applications on structures, construction, environmental control systems, and project management are an integral part of the course.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 444 Steel Structures

The course contemplates an introduction to the principles and procedures of structural steel design and behaviour. Using current design methodology and specifications, various types of steel structural members and connections are designed. Design of beams, compression members, columns, tension members, bolted connections and welded connections are considered.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 445 Computer Analysis of Structures

Matrix formulation of structural analysis using the stiffness method; solution techniques for linear equations; stiffness formulations for truss, beam and frame elements, 2D & 3D membrane elements, plate elements and shell elements; use of spreadsheets, computer algebra systems and structural analysis software to solve various real-world structural problems; modelling techniques for buildings, bridges and other complex structures, solution methods for structural dynamics, eigenvalue problems.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 446 Acoustics in Architecture

This course provides an overview of the essentials for architectural acoustics design of performance and public spaces, including concert halls, theatres, museums, classrooms, sports arenas, courtrooms, and religious buildings. There are no prerequisites, but the course may be used as the starting point for a certificate in Architectural Acoustics, a concentration in an architecture student’s professional electives, or the beginning of a master’s degree in acoustics. The course covers basic principles of sound, room acoustics, sound absorption in rooms, sound isolation and privacy, acoustics of mechanical systems, and sound quality.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 447 Construction Management

This course gives students an overview of construction industry, project delivery methods, project participants and their roles, industry organizations and contract documentations. The course also requires students to make presentations in class with the objective to enhance public speaking and presentation skills. The course will also have several guest speakers from industry to give students a good understanding of current status of industry and how to prepare for a career in construction.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 448 Sustainable Post- Disaster Reconstruction

The course of Sustainable Post-Disaster Reconstruction takes into consideration the aspects which go from recovery to risk reduction. The course aims to deliver knowledge in five interlinked areas related to post-disaster reconstruction and risk reduction that are particularly relevant to enhancing societal resilience to disasters: 1. Linking reconstruction with disaster risk reduction; 2. Post-disaster reconstruction in urban areas; 3. Sustainable housing designs and building technologies, 4. Long term impacts of reconstruction programs; 5. Bridging the gap between theory and practice: case studies.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

Group-4 Conservation and Restoration

  • AE 461 Conservation of Archeological Sites

The course considers the conservation technologies for archaeological sites and artefacts: 1. Excavation and conservation technology; 2. Conservation on site (in situ); 3. Conservation through relocation; 4.Investigation of the excavation environment; 5.Removal of the artefact; 6.Materials analysis; 7.Conservation treatment; 8.The storage environment.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 462 New Building Design in Historical Sites

This course will examine the theories and techniques necessary to investigate the morphological evolution of a structure and its physical setting within the historical site as preliminary approach for understanding the possible processes of new building design in such a context. Students will learn and apply methods relevant to the reading of physical fabric and applied to a case site. The coursework assumes a knowledge of the core curriculum in historic preservation

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 463 Restoration and Re-use of the XX. Century Heritage

The course is conceived as an introduction to the restoration and reuse of the 20th century architectural legacy, considered as historical, symbolic and aesthetic resource, but also as possessing an economic and ecological value. The first part will illustrate the emergence and evolution of this disciplinary domain and will tackle the key-issues of debate: the notion of heritage, the issue of authenticity, the terminology. The second part will therefore address, through the presentation of case studies, various issues closely related to practice: from the “monographic reading of the work”, to the definition of a new compatible function, until the development of intervention strategies.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 464 Industrial Archeology

The course of Industrial Archaeology aims to study the physical remains of industrial societies—including artefacts, systems, sites, documents, traditions, and landscapes—within their cultural, ecological, and historical contexts. This discipline fills a critical void in the modern intellectual and professional landscape; the students will learn the complex situations of industrial society at the core of their curricula. Important case studies will be analysed, also with specific report task to be set after visiting industrial archaeology sites.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 465 Vernacular Architecture in Anatolia

This course provides a general framework of vernacular architecture in Anatolia. It gives an overview of differentiated Anatolian residential architecture in historical perspective. The study focuses on the ways of understanding vernacular form with case studies including buildings, settlements, and scattered groups. The student will acquire the sense for identifying and analyzing vernacular buildings in relation with the environs and the texture they formed; gain awareness about the cultural and local geographical characteristics and the interactions between them. Reasons of differentiation of architecture for different climatic or cultural basins will be investigated.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3

  • AE 466 Principles of Historic Preservation

The objective of this course is to enable the students to understand the principles, theory and ethics of conservation of historic structures and sites. It also examines the historical evolution of historic preservation, reviews theoretical frameworks and issues. The program is set within the abroad heritage context and explores current models of practice.

Credit(s)       : 3  ECTS :3