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Course Name
Turkish Doğal Sistemlerle Tasarım
English Natural Systems and Design
Course Code
PEM 152E 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 As an environment nature must be taken with its all components. Running of nature and ecosystem concept. Design together with nature. Sybernetical context and introduction to ecological design. Topography and landscape. Analysis methods of topographical maps. Types of topographies according to their forms. Functional uses of landform; spatial definition, view control, microclimate control and influence on movement. Water as a resource. Functional and visual uses of water. Plant materials and their functional, architectural and aesthetic uses.
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.
Pre-requisite(s) yok
Required Facilities
Textbook Design With Nature,Ian Mcharg, New York : J. Wiley, c1992
Other References Nature Design, from inspiration to innovation / edited by Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Angeli Sachs ; essays by Barry Bergdoll, Dario Gamboni and Philip Ursprung
MUTLOCH, J.L., Introduction to Landscape Design, New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1991
BOOTH, N.K., Basic Elements of Landscape Architectural Design, Illinois, Waveland Press, 1990
Hough, M., 2004 Cities & Natural Processes. A Basis For Sustainibility,
Nagel,R., 2004, Encyclopedia of Landforms & Other geological features
Odum,E.,P., Barrett, G.,W., Fundamentals of Ecology
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