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ÇANKAYA UNIVERSITY

FACULTY OF ARCHÄ°TECTURE

2014-2015 FALL SEMESTER

CRP 101 BASIC DESIGN STUDIO FOR PLANNERS

 

Meets:           Monday 13:00 - 17:50 and Thursday 13:00 – 17:50

Instructors:  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Z. Ezgi KAHRAMAN, Assist. Prof. Dr. Özgül Burcu ÖZDEMÄ°R SARI, Assist. Prof. Dr.  Suna Senem ÖZDEMÄ°R, Assist. Prof. Dr. Deniz ALTAY KAYA,       Res. Asst. Semih KELLECÄ°.

 

About Crp 101 Basic Design Studio For Planners:

This course is the introduction to the basic concepts and principles of design required for city planning education. It comprises specific exercises, including brainstorming steps, to develop mental and manual skills to cope with basic design problems and to establish visual values for structuring and articulating two and three dimensional spatial compositions in different media. The main purpose of the course is to present students design tools and design principles of spatial organization and spatial hierarchy needed in city planning processes.

Course Objectives:

This course aims to give students the principles of abstraction and the design tools in creating the geometrical and social meaning of space.  The studio mainly focuses on the Gestalt Laws of Form (e.g., orientation, diversity, coherence/complexity, hierarchy, proximity, similarity, alignment, connectedness, symmetry). Students will also be introduced to the concepts of hierarchy in space and topographical order of space. The studio aims students to gain design skills in both two and three dimensions. The studio also seeks to give students the understanding of how to transform geometrical patterns into patterns of physical environment.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Develop the methods of perception and abstract thinking within a system understanding in the urban environment
  2. Develop design skills for creating geographical order and syntax.
  3. Understanding and developing skills on designing spatial hierarchy.
  4. Develop the abilities of two dimensional and three dimensional thinking and representation.
  5. Employ the ability to work  individually to illustrate the originality and creativity

 

 

Teaching Policy:

Key system is the jury system. Students share all the ideas and inputs to improve them. The course will be organized as 4 hours of lecturing and 6 hours of studio work per week. Studio work is arranged as group and self-study, studio critiques and the jury system.

 

Textbook(s)

Author(s)

Title

Publisher

Publication Year

ISBN

 

Donald Watson, Alan Plattus, Robert G. Shibley (eds.)

Time-saver standards for urban design

McGraw-Hill

2003

007068507X

Behrens, R.R.

Art, Design and Gestalt Theory

Journal: Leonardo, (31:4), 299-303.

1998

-

 

Reference Books

Author(s)

Title

Publisher

Publication Year

ISBN

Lauer, D.A., Pentak, S.

Design Basics, Eight Edition,

Wadswort, Cengage Learning.

2012

978-0-495-91577-5

Tanalı, Ziya

Sadeleştirme

Alp Yayınevi

2000

0130-44771-4

Lynch, K.

The Image of the City

 

The M.I.T. Press. London, England:

1960

978-0-262-62001-7

Lynch, K.

 Site Planning.

Maple-Vail.

1989

0-262-12106-9

 

 

 

Course Outline:

Weeks

Topic(s)

1

Introduction, Frame of Reference and Abstraction.

Assignment 1: Observation and abstraction in a frame of reference.

Studio critiques on asgn.1

2

Introduction to Gestalt Laws of Form: Figure-ground/Solid-Void Relationship

Assignment 2: Composition with three geometrical forms

Studio critiques on asgn.2

3

Geometric Hierarchy-Diversity-Complexity-Coherence

Assignment 3: Composition with different sizes of a geometrical form

Studio critiques on asgn.3

4

Geometrical Order: Distance and balance relationship between values of similar/different kind

Assignment 4: Developping a syntax

Studio critiques on asgn.4

5

Distance and Balance Relatoionship

Assignment 5: Symmetric balance-imbalance; Asymmetric balance-imbalance by using the developed syntax.

Studio critiques on asgn.5

6

Studio critiques on asgn.5

Abstraction of the environment

Assignment 6: Representation of a piece of environment through a geometrical order

7

Studio critiques on asgn.6

Three dimensional representation of the environment

Assignment 7:3D representation of apiece of environment with reference to the developed order

8

Studio critiques on asgn.7

Three dimensional Balance and Order

Assignment 8: 3D balance and order ina  cube

9

Studio critiques on assignment 8

10

Introduction to Geographical Elements and Topography

Assignment 9: Developing a topographical order

11

Studio critiques on assignment  9

12

Applying Gestalt rules to shape the environment

Assignment 10: Organization of the environment with respect to basic human activies

13

Differentiation of common vs. private spaces

Studio critiques on assignment  10

14

Space Hierarchy

Studio critiques on assignment  10