Information Package / Course Catalogue
Urban Space Design
Course Code: ZPM531
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 8
Objectives of the Course

Aim of urban space design and its content. Interaction between architectural space and urban space. Elements of urban space. Open, semi open space. Private, semi private and public space. Lost space. Urban design principles. Responsive environment. Analysis, and evaluation in urban space. Permeability. Variety. Legibility. Robustness. Visual Appropriateness. Richness. Personalisation. Putting it together.

Course Content

The evaluation of the theories and the practices on urban design and space design. Evaluation of contemporary approaches in urban design and design principles of urban space.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To understand and evaluate architectural and urban space
2.To understand the relations between urban design, planning and landscape issues in urban design and implementation studies.
3.To understand relations between theory and practice in urban design issues
4.To understand the principles of responsive environments
5.To criticize the current approaches in development of the theory of urban design.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.RESPONSIVE ENVIRONMENTS, A MANUAL FOR DESIGNERS, BENTLY, MC GLYNN, MURRAIN, SMITH, (2010), ARCHITECTURAL PRESS.
2.PUBLIC PLACES URBAN SPACES,SECOND EDITION: THE DIMENSIONS OF URBAN DESIGN, CARMONA., M; HEALTH,T., O., C., T., TIESDELL,S., (2010), ARCHITECTURAL PRESS.
3.THE SOCIAL LIFE OF SMALL URBAN SPACES, PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES, WHITE,W., (1980-2001).
4.INTRODUCING URBAN DESIGN, INTERVENTIONS AND RESPONSES, GREED, C., MARION, R., (1998), LONDON, COPYWRIGHT LICENSING AGENCY LTD.
5.THE DESIGN DIMENSION OF PLANNING, THEORY, CONTENT AND BEST PRACTISE FOR DESIGN POLICIES, PUNTER JOHN; MATHEW CARMONA, (1997), LONDON, E&FN SPON.
6.THE CITY ASSEMBLED, THE ELEMENTS OF URBAN FORM THROUGH HISTORY, KOSTOF, SPIRO, (1991), LONDON.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Aim of urban space design and its content
Week 2 - Theoretical
Interaction between architectural space and urban space. Elements of urban space
Week 3 - Theoretical
Open, semi open space. Private, semi private and public space. Lost space
Week 4 - Theoretical
Elements of urban design, Urban design principles
Week 5 - Theoretical
Responsive environment. Analysis, and evaluation in urban space
Week 6 - Theoretical
Permeability
Week 7 - Theoretical
Variety
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Legibility
Week 10 - Theoretical
Robustness
Week 11 - Theoretical
Visual Appropriateness.
Week 12 - Theoretical
Richness
Week 13 - Theoretical
Personalisation
Week 14 - Theoretical
Putting it together
Week 15 - Theoretical
Case studies
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%30
Final Examination1%40
Assignment2%30
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory14102168
Assignment24110
Midterm Examination19110
Final Examination111112
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)200
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PÇ-1
PÇ-2
PÇ-3
PÇ-4
PÇ-5
OÇ-1
4
5
3
OÇ-2
3
3
OÇ-3
4
5
OÇ-4
5
5
OÇ-5
5
4
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