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Course Name
Turkish Doğal Sistemlerle Tasarım
English Natural Systems &Design
Course Code
PEM 120E Credit Lecture
Semester 2
2 2 - -
Course Language English
Course Coordinator Meltem Erdem Kaya
Course Objectives 1. To evaluate nature as a system and milieu
2. To gain insight to the concepts of design and nature
3. To discuss the design tools and concepts concerning design with nature
Course Description Nature and its components. Function in the nature and ecosystem concept. Design with nature. Ecological design. Pattern-process relations. Systems thinking and design connotation. Topography anf landscape. Forms of topograpgy and formation processes. Functional usage of the topography; designed topographies, spatial definition, microclimatic effects . Water as a system, fluvial morphologies. Drainage systems in the nature. The concept of type, typology and archetype. Analogies. Operative Landscapes.
Course Outcomes Students who pass the course will be able to:
1. Gain insight to the concepts of natural systems and ecology
2. Evaluate the formation landforms and its representations with relation to design practices
3. Define the elements of nature and integrate to design practices
4. Discuss the contemporary context and expansions of landscape architecture
5. Criticize landscape design projects in the view of design culture and natural sciences.
Required Facilities
Textbook 1. Design with Nature, Ian McHarg, New York, J. Willey,1992
Other References Nature design : from inspiration to innovation / edited by Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Angeli Sachs, 20072.
2.Living Systems: innovative materials and technologies for alndscape architecture /Liat Margolis, Alexander Robinson, Basel: Birkhauser, 2007
3. Introduction to landscape design: John L. Motloch, 2001
4. UXL encyclopedia of landforms and other geologic features / Rob Nagel, 2004
5. Large Parks: Julia Czerniak and George Hargreaves, 2007
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