GAZI UNIVERSITY INFORMATION PACKAGE - 2017 ACADEMIC YEAR

COURSE DESCRIPTION
A PARAMETRIC APPROACH to BIOMIMESIS in ARCHITECTURE/5061355
Course Title: A PARAMETRIC APPROACH to BIOMIMESIS in ARCHITECTURE
Credits 3 ECTS 7.5
Semester 1 Compulsory/Elective Elective
COURSE INFO
 -- LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
  PARAMETRIC APPR
 -- NAME OF LECTURER(S)
  Asst. Prof. Semra ARSLAN SELÇUK
 -- WEB SITE(S) OF LECTURER(S)
   http://websitem.gazi.edu.tr/site/semraselcuk/
 -- EMAIL(S) OF LECTURER(S)
   semraselcuk@gazi.edu.tr
 -- LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT
discussing the inspiring/learning/adapting and/or implementing processes from nature and conception of how to be employed in different fields
the reflections of nature-human being relationship in architecture
to initiate a platform for architectural students which will serve for discussions to explore the potentials of nature beyond visual inspiration
developing the logic of optimization by exercising abstract thinking and enhancing students capabilities, thinking by non dimensional parameters.





 -- MODE OF DELIVERY
   This course is carried out by lectures, group working- brainstorming and student presentations
 -- PREREQUISITES AND CO-REQUISITES
   There is no prerequisite or co-requisite for this course.
 -- RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTS
   There is no recommended optional programme component for this course.
 --COURSE CONTENT
1. Week   Introduction to the course and its outline
2. Week   Introduction to the concept of Biomimesis, examples from interdisciplinary Biomimetic studies, to inquiry possible answers of why and how biomimesis
3. Week   The relationship of nature-science and technology, a historical analysis of this interaction from prior periods to 20th century
4. Week   The relationship of nature-science and technology, a historical analysis of this interaction from prior periods to 20th century, an introduction to t
5. Week   Architectural trends inspired from nature; Classic, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Gothic revival, Arts and craft movement, Art no
6. Week   Solutions inspired by nature in the 20th century modern movement, organic architecture, structural engineering, star architects and their studies fro
7. Week   The concept of Biomimesis in architecture and the paradigm shift in the process of natural inspiration. experimental studies from Fuller to Otto.
8. Week   The change in the form of learning from nature and the classification of "learnt" structures.
9. Week   Mid-term exam and discussions
10. Week   Introduction to Tree-like and Skeleton-Like Structures. Mathematical and structural analysis of given examples in a group work.
11. Week   Introduction to Web-like and Pneumatic Structures . Mathematical and structural analysis of given examples in a group work.
12. Week   Introduction to shell Structures. Mathematical and structural analysis of given examples in a group work.
13. Week   Introduction to the concept of structural optimization and non-dimensional parameters
14. Week   Final presentations by students and discussions
15. Week   Final presentations by students and discussions
16. Week  Report submission
 -- RECOMMENDED OR REQUIRED READING
   ADDIS, B. 1994. The Art of the Structural Engineer. Artemis Ltd. London. ARSLAN SELÇUK, S. and GÖNENÇ SORGUÇ, A. 2004. Similarities in Structures in Nature and Man-Made Structures: Biomimesis in Architecture the Proceedings of the 2nd Design and Nature Conference Comparing Design in Nature with Science and Engineering, Wessex Press, England. ARSLAN SELÇUK, S. and GÖNENÇ SORGUÇ, A. 2005a “Biomimesis in Architecture: Inspiration for Next Generation Po(r)table Buildings” Transportable Environments III , Edited by Robert Kronenburg, Taylor & Fracis, Toronto. BENYUS, J.1997. Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. William Morrow and Company Inc., NY CANDELA, F. 1960, Reinforced Concrete Shells. Student Publication of the School of Design. COOK, T .1979.The Curves of life. Dover Publications, Inc. New York. DREW, P. 1976. Frei Otto-Form Structure. Stuttgart: Verlag Gerd Hatje. FRAMPTON, K., 1996. A Critical History Modern Architecture, Thames&Hudson New York, USA. FRENCH, M.
 -- PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
   lectures, group working- brainstorming and student presentations
 -- WORK PLACEMENT(S)
  Not Applicable
 -- ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 
Quantity
Percentage
 Mid-terms
1
20
 Assignment
4
40
 Exercises
0
0
 Projects
0
0
 Practice
0
0
 Quiz
0
0
 Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade  
60
 Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade  
40
 -- WORKLOAD
 Efficiency  Total Week Count  Weekly Duration (in hour)  Total Workload in Semester
 Theoretical Study Hours of Course Per Week
14
3
42
 Practising Hours of Course Per Week
0
 Reading
10
3
30
 Searching in Internet and Library
10
3
30
 Designing and Applying Materials
0
 Preparing Reports
10
3
30
 Preparing Presentation
10
3
30
 Presentation
10
3
30
 Mid-Term and Studying for Mid-Term
0
 Final and Studying for Final
2
3
6
 Other
0
 TOTAL WORKLOAD: 
198
 TOTAL WORKLOAD / 25: 
7.92
 ECTS: 
7.5
 -- COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
NO
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
1
2
3
4
5
1Has the advanced knowledge and understanding necessary for providing the basic work on area of architecture, planning and design on the basis of competencies gained at the undergraduate level.X
2Has a critical awareness of the problems related to the nature of the information, sources of information and the production and testing of knowledge through interfaces in between. Architecture / planning / design and the other fields.X
3Manages and converts the earned knowledge, understanding and problem-solving skills in new environments, outside the usual, broad, interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary areas that may be above context, complex or unpredictable working or learning contextsX
4Has the specialized problem-solving skills which are necessary to develop new knowledge and methods in the Related research field and to integrate information coming from different areas.X
5Defines an academic study. Executes it with a critical and an independent manner. Academic dialogue is conducted for critical and categorical results. Presents and publishes papers at national and international congresses and media.X
6Contributes to the practical knowledge and applications of the teams working at the filed on the related research area and /or assume responsibilities for reviewing the strategic performance.X
7Mesleki yüksek lisansta mesleki uygulama yeterliliği için geçerli sertifikasyonu kazanmak için gerekli yetkinliklere sahiptir.X
8Show that he/she can develop dialectical thinking on social norms and relationships, and leads to change.X
9Knows and uses at least one foreign language, at least European Language Portfolio B2 General Level, together with information on the required level of computer software and communication technologies as an interactively.X
10Being aware of the social and ethical responsibilities arising from the implementation of information and decisions he/she makes, handles complex cases and integrates knowledge and produces decisions with incomplete or limited informationX
11Develops strategies, policies and implementation plans on the related field and evaluates the results obtained from the work in the framework of quality processes.X