ARCH 501
Cem Çelik
Selçuk Avcı
Murat Tabanlıoğlu
Mehmet Kütükçüoğlu
Doç. Dr. Tansel Korkmaz
Can Çinici
Studio 1 / 6 credits - 12 hours/week
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ARCH 502
Cem Çelik
Murat Tabanlıoğlu
Nevzat Sayın
Mehmet Kütükçüoğlu
Doç. Dr. Tansel Korkmaz
This studio will focus on the design of the 'monument' as an element that triggers urban change. Students will be expected to grasp the interrelation between city and architecture through a study of the monument which will be defined as a symbolic structure that forms the collective memory of the city. The integration of technical systems (complex structural systems, environmental control, etc.) with architectural expression will be presented as a basic criterion for the project. Other topics that will be discussed include forming programs, light as a space-defining element, urban continuity and change.
Studio 2 / 6 credits - 12 hours/week
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ARCH 503
Murat Tabanlıoğlu
Arif Suyabatmaz
Nevzat Sayın
Mehmet Kütükçüoğlu
Can Çinici
This studio can be defined as an exercise to solve problems defined in terms of digital media and using its terminology. The project will focus on how current software programs such as MAYA can transform the basic structures of thinking and reasoning in architecture. Apart from students using digital technologies as a means of representation in their project, the objective is for students to grasp the project as a medium that questions and transforms accepted architectural thinking.
Studio 3 / 6 credits - 12 hours/week
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ARCH 504
Arif Suyabatmaz
Mehmet Kütükçüoğlu

Han Tümertekin
Can Çinici
Focused on urban landscape, this studio will choose to study a part of the city which has a defined unity. Focused on urban landscape, this studio will choose to study a part of the city which has a defined unity. The basic topic of this project is the interrelation between the city and nature in general, and specifically identifying/defining the character of that place (its limitations and possibilities, its topography, its density). Students will be expected to create architectural orders regarding that place by interpreting this character.
Studio 4 / 6 credits - 12 hours/week
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ARCH 510
Doç. Dr. Tansel Korkmaz
Prof. Dr. İhsan Bilgin
This course will involve a critical reading of ‘seminal texts’ in philosophy, theory in history and knowledge, human and society sciences, which are the basic texts for critical texts about modern architecture. In the seminar order, the examples from this texts will be discussed.
Theory and Criticism
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ARCH 511
Prof. Dr. İhsan Bilgin
Architecture as a design discipline will be studied within a historical perspective and in relation and according to its position regarding practices (building and construction, social and civil behavior, speculative enterprises etc.), disciplines (economics, politics, law, sociology, management, engineering, etc.), and actors (different classes and strata who use the city, politicians, bureaucrats, technocrats, building contractors, speculators, etc.) that determine the production of cities. The 19th century, when modern industrial society was born, will be a starting point for the course which will cover a comparative study of developments that took place in regions that were pioneers of modernization (with examples from architectural environments from Europe and North America).
History of Modern Dwellopment 1 / 3 credits
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ARCH 512
Prof. Dr. İhsan Bilgin
The topic dealt with in the first part of the course will be a study of the same perspective covered in ARCH 511 with regard to regions that were late in entering the modernization process (with examples of the architectural environments from South America, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia); the second half will cover current developments and trends from the perspective of global and local dimensions.
History of Modern Dwellopment 2 / 3 credits
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ARCH 513
Doç. Dr. Tansel Korkmaz
The very ground of the present-day theory of architecture has been formed within the discourse of modern architecture. This course explores the formative strands of the discourse, as well as their displacements, transformations and deviations. The historical analysis of the discourse is expected to pave the way for understanding the language of contemporary architecture and its very potentials.
Limits and Potentials of Modern Architecture / 3 credits
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ARCH 514
Doç. Dr. Tansel Korkmaz
BEYOND MODERNISM(S) *youth culture *cold war *space-cell *americanization, (POST)MODERN (DIS)CONTINUITIES , *history-memory *re-presentation-mimesis *discipline-autonomy *place-tectonics , *world-cities *cyberculture *fluidity *new-vitality
BEYOND MODERNISM(S) / 3 credits
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ARCH 515

This seminar aims at a critical reading of how the fundamental problematics of architecture emerged and how their contents were historically transformed. The study will not be limited to architectural readings and will also involve analyzing similar and distinct phenomena occurring in like problematics of neighboring disciplines. The fundamental problematics that will be studied are as follows: canon, mimesis, anonymous, tradition, identity, image, fantasy, rational, technique, organic/mechanic order, nature, power, representation, virtual, memory, legitimacy, (in)auspicious, conceptual framework, coincidental/arbitrary.
Historical perspectives in fundamental problematics of architecture / 3 credits
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ARCH 516

This course will consist of exercises on how to read the work of art through a study of examples from literature, fine arts and music. Focusing on construing the work of art in its historical context, analyzing the work's internal construction, etc., the objective of the course is that each student gain awareness of the appropriate reading strategy for his or her own position and to deepen these strategies through a study of works of architecture.
Critical readings in literature, fine arts and architecture / 3 credits
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ARCH 517
Alpaslan Ataman
The structuring of public spaces as backbones of urban public life (courtyards, public squares, downtown areas, ports, streets/avenues/boulevards, parks, central business areas, shopping centers, etc.), the topology of public buildings and the ways in which they articulate, the position of public buildings within the urban morphology, how they articulate with the city and their structure-founding character within the city will all be dealt with and treated within a historical perspective and through a study of examples from different cultural geographies.
Establishment and Evolution of Urban Public Spaces / 3 credits
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ARCH 518
Aykut Köksal
The course aims to introduce and study the built environment stock as formal phenomena on a micro and macro scale using linguistic and semiotic tools. After studying how the problematics of "form" in architecture are conceptualized through the notions of "typology" and "morphology", the course aims to systematically familiarize students with, and teach them skills in reading and evaluating space via exercises in formal analysis through the study of examples.
Urban architecture and language in architecture / 3 credits
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ARCH 519

The course will consider how architectural training, which was in the process of diverging from traditional practices in crafts and architecture, re-formed itself starting from the end of the 18th century; and the transformations it underwent in the modern world. The thresholds of these transformation processes will be discussed through a study of the institutions and theoreticians who pioneered these changes. The institutions and theoreticians of the Enlightenment, the French Polytechnic School, the École des Beaux-Arts, The Chicago School, the Werkbund, the Bauhaus, the avant-garde of the 1920s, the Architectural Association and deconstruction, and themes related to digital representation will be dealt with and studied as turning points in the transformation of vocational training.
Historical thresholds of modern architectural training / 3 credits
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ARCH 520
Prof. Dr. Sibel Bozdoğan
In recent decades, studies of modern architecture in peripheral geographies have emerged as a growing field of scholarship, which is informed largely by postcolonial theory and cultural studies, focusing primarily on issues of ideology, identity, power, politics, representation etc. While the critical insights of such scholarship have been invaluable, there has also been a conspicuous neglect of histories of construction, materiality and labor that were once central to Marxist “studies in material culture.” With the current global economic downturn, emerging theories of post-criticality and a general weariness with identity politics everywhere, this is a good time to redress the balance and focus as much on how buildings are made as on their cultural and political meanings. With these premises, ARCH.520 will be conducted in two parallel components: history-theory lectures and a semester-long research project.
Republican Turkish Architecture / 3 credits
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ARCH 521
Prof. Dr. Günkut Akın
The aim of the course is to examine the phenomena related to modern architecture beginning from Renaissance, origin of modernity. This historical perspective will help to form a critical distance to modernity, locating a "contra-history" next to the search for rationalist order in modernity, parallel but also contradictory with it. The main target of the course is to proceed in a concrete way by the help of close readings on individual examples. These examples will also include cultural forms other than architecture, like fine arts, literature, ballet, etc. and conceptual discourses like politics and epistemology.
The becoming of plural discourse in modernity / 3 credits
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ARCH 522
Alpaslan Ataman
The “channel system” used in the Ottoman Empire meant a system “between two parallel lines” or “channel”. The aim of this course is to show, through examples chosen from variations and various cultural landscapes, the role this system played in architecture and design, the anonymous identity that took shape through this system, the public domain it created and the logic of its aesthetics. The course’s goal is to contribute to the architectural repertoire of those attending in terms of knowing, reading and evaluating the canons of the universal architectural heritage.
The Channel System in Architecture (The Anonymous Identity of Build-up)
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ARCH 523
Prof. Dr. Atilla Yücel (Konuk Öğretim Üyesi)
The aim of this course is to discuss the vital, conceptual, discoursive and design dimensions of the phenomenon of space, which is of essential importance in the structure of the contents of architectural design and designs at the urban scale. This discussion will be conducted throughout the semester through theoretical explanations, texts and the reading of architectural and urban space, and through the communication of experiences. The abovementioned will be explored together in seminars and platforms for discussion.
Space Discourse–Space Production
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ARCH 524

This course aims to choose and analyse a district of the city with the structuralist method.
Urban Space Analysises
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ARCH 531

This course, which aims to read and interpret the physical/historical strata of Istanbul as the oldest, largest and most important city where Mediterranean culture has survived without interruption, will be formed of three parts consisting of two sub-parts each. The first part will encompass the Byzantine and Constantinopolitan period; the second part the early and late Ottoman period; and the third part the early Republic. Following the introductory seminars which encompass a general reading related to Istanbul's macro forms, the sub-parts will involve seminars and field trips led by specialists in the different periods who will be invited as guest speakers.
Reading Cities: Istanbul / 3 credits
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ARCH 532

This course will consider world metropolises (London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Chicago, New York, Tokyo etc.) whose influence have been so great that they have been a medium for the emergence of different architectural conceptions, and have left their stamp on the development of building topologies within the evolution of the modern world; the course will study these metropolises in terms of their contribution to the vocabulary of modern architecture and to building types.
Architecture and World metropolises / 3 credits
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ARCH 533

Subsequent to an overview on problems of definition and conceptualization in urban historiography, structural and biographical accounts of urban phenomena, theoretical models pertaining to socio-spatial dynamics the course aims to enhance a critical historical-geographical understanding of the emergence, consolidation and dismantling of social and physical landscape in and around world metropolises.
The structure and strata of the metropolis / 3 credits
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ARCH 534

Within the framework of trends on the regional and global scale the course will deal with the components of the building sector, which makes up a significant share of the modern economy, how the building sector is organized, its similarities to, differences from and interrelations with other sectors, types of real estate which are products of the building sector, their similarities to, differences from and interrelation with other products that circulate in the market, the structure and dynamics of the real estate market, and its relation with the money and finance markets.
The building sector and the real estate market / 3 credits
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ARCH 535

The living and housing culture of the urban nuclear family will be studied from a historical perspective, with regard to developments in the artifact industry and in artifact design which give shape to the building sector and modern housing and settlement architecture, and to everyday life. The course will cover a periodization of the modern world through a study of turning points that indicate changes occurring on a universal scale, and the distinguishing features the first, second and third generations set forth regarding the culture of shelter and settlement in regard of modernized societies.
The culture of shelter and settlement in the modern world / 3 credits
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ARCH 536

This first urban study workshop is expected to provide students with exploratory methodological tools and a language of investigation compatible with Critical Realist approach to social sciences and complexity theory. Students will explore building census of 2000, get acquainted with the GIS, and spread sheets statistical programs such as Excel and SPSS, acquire hands-on experience on urban cartography, make use of new graphical representation techniques and generate maps and parsimonious representations of the built environment at the metropolitan level.
Urban Studies workshop / 3 credits
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ARCH 537

The Course aims to provide students with a critical realist perspective on contemporary dynamics and an understanding of theirs continuities and ruptures from their predecessors in 20th century. This would enhance students’ sensitivity for context dependent critical and realist locality studies. Critical realist locality studies can be taken up at various levels of abstraction and with different methodologies. This meta-theoretical approach has recently been integrated to the emerging program of complexity science and proved itself to be a relevant conceptual frame for a trans-disciplinary understanding of emerging metropolitan processes, problems and phenomena. It will be based on and complement the course material in a similar course Metropolitan Structures and Strata I with a similar approach but concentrates particularly on early modern and industrial cities.
Metropolitan Structures and Strata II
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ARCH 538
Prof. Dr. Sibel Bozdoğan
The primary objective of this course is to provoke critical thinking about technology as a historical, cultural and philosophical question concerned with our relationship to, intervention in and transformation of physical nature. Through lectures and discussions of selected readings, it will give a historical overview of the cultural meanings of “nature” and the progressive conquest and manipulation of the “natural” by the “technological”. In particular, it will question the classic binary opposition that is at the heart of the evolution of modern technological consciousness: namely the distinction between nature and artifact –along with related binary oppositions like natural/ artificial; organism/ machine; organic/ mechanical; human/ thing, landscape/ architecture etc. It will suggest that at a time when what is “natural” and what is “artificial” is highly contentious –when “organic tomatoes” are industrially manufactured and nature is “experienced” in the mall or conversely, when buildings are more “intelligent” and machines more “human-like”, a new critical understanding of “nature” maybe the best premise towards imagining more meaningful and responsible ways of transforming it.
TECHNOLOGY AND MODERN CULTURE
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ARCH 551
Yrd. Doç. Dr. Cem Altun (Konuk Öğretim Üyesi)
This group of courses aims firstly to introduce and interpret the physical elements (materials, components, joinings, systems) that are used in forming present-day buildings. Conducted with the motivation to develop students' skills in reading the building as a "cross section" and to form it as "the cross section of a system", the first part of this course will be devoted to introducing and studying the constructive systems of present-day building technology and mechanical equipment systems (heating and ventilation, electricity and electronics, ecology etc.). Lectures and classroom work will be reinforced by field trips to construction sites and factories.
Construction techniques and systems 1 / 3 credits
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ARCH 552
Prof. Dr. Yıldız Sey (Konuk Öğretim Üyesi)
This course, which will be conducted with the same motivation as ARCH 551 and can be considered as its continuation, will introduce and study curtain wall systems, partitioning systems, covering systems, ready-made furniture, and systems of components, which after the emergence of constructive systems and mechanical equipment systems have become a current issue and play an important part in today's building sector. Lectures and classroom work will be reinforced by field trips to fairs, construction sites and factories.
Construction techniques and systems 2 / 3 credits
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ARCH 553
Prof. Dr. Yıldız Sey (Konuk Öğretim Üyesi)
In this course, which will deal with the theoretical perspective of management discipline, students will specifically study the building sector and the management techniques used in building firms and construction sites. These techniques, which will be introduced and studied against the background of the logic of management, will be reinforced by case analyses.
Construction management / 3 credits
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ARCH 554

This course, which will deal with the study and control techniques of the artificial environments of today's structures and building complexes with regard to convenience and the ecology, will introduce and study these techniques in association with current products of the building industry while focusing on specific cases.
Physical environment control / 3 credits
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ARCH 571
Onur Yüce Gün
Mete Tüneri
This course will enable you to build basic knowledge for practical experimentation in three dimensional Cartesian space for the creation and representing architectural environment within Maya and other supporting applications.
Digital representation techniques 1 / 3 credits
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ARCH 572
Onur Yüce Gün
The aim of this course is to teach to re‐model the items, steps, procedures and rules of design process in Maya’s scripting environment.
Digital representation techniques 2 / 3 credits
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ARCH 573
Doç. Dr. Şebnem Yalınay Çinici
ARCH 573 Mimari fotoğraf / 3 kredi
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ARCH 574
Doç. Dr. Şebnem Yalınay Çinici
This course aims at introducing the basic concepts, projects, artists, scientists and architects that originate the science and technology pursuit, and computational logic in architecture.
Architecture and Computation: Basics
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ARCH 575
Doç. Dr. Şebnem Yalınay Çinici
This course aims at emphasizing the relation between the physical reality and computational thinking.
Computational Technologies in Architecture: Design and Manufacturing
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ARCH 591

This excursion, which will be conducted in one of the cities that contain both historical heritage and present-day dynamics such as Izmir, Ankara, Edirne, Bursa, Gaziantep, or Diyarbakır, will be constructed with the motivation to observe, determine and research the relations between macro forms and interfaces on the one hand and the physical structuring and social structuring on the other.
Excursion 1 / non-credit (Cities of Turkey)
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ARCH 592
Prof. Dr. İhsan Bilgin
This observation and research excursion, which will be constructed with the same motivations as ARCH 591, will last 7 to 10 days in either one of the world's metropolises such as London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Amsterdam-Rotterdam, Cairo, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, or Tokyo, or in one of the densely populated regions such as the Ruhr Basin, the Rhine Region or Los Angeles. The presence of an institution cooperating with the program will be the primary reason for which city or region is chosen. This year, the city Barcelona is chosen.
Excursion 2 / non-credit (Cities of the World)
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ARCH 593
Prof. Dr. İhsan Bilgin
This course aims to evaluate the students works (academic and professional events like studio, workshop, exhibition, research, excursion, competition, etc.), which don’t belong to the curriculum of the program. ARCH 593 will be organised by the academic staff of the Graduate Programme in Architectural Design.
Independent Studies
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HUM 403
Prof. Dr. Günkut Akın
The aim of the course is to examine the phenomena related to modern architecture beginning from Renaissance, origin of modernity. This historical perspective will help to form a critical distance to modernity, locating a "contra-history" next to the search for rationalist order in modernity, parallel but also contradictory with it. The main target of the course is to proceed in a concrete way by the help of close readings on individual examples. These examples will also include cultural forms other than architecture, like fine arts, literature, ballet, etc. and conceptual discourses like politics and epistemology.
The becoming of plural discourse in modernity
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VCD 531

Interface Design I / 3 credits
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VCD 532

Interface Design II / 3 credits
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