COURSE SYLLABUS FOR FALL 2017-2018

Week No:

Date:

Topic:

Week 1

29-September-2017

Introduction to the course

Week 2

06-October-2017

A.Introduction to Architecture:

  Definition of Architecture and the Architect

Week 3

13-October-2017

1.Form:

  1.1. Elements of Design:

     1.1.1. Conceptual Elements of Design: Point, Line, Plane,      Volume, Form

                     1.1.2. Visual Elements of Design: Shape, Size, Color, Texture

  1.2. Primary Shapes (2D)

  1.3. Primary Solids (3D) and

  1.4. Properties of Form

  1.5. Transformation of Form

  1.6. Articulation of Form

Week 4

20-October-2017

1.Form:

   1.5. Perceptual Laws of Visual Organization (Gestalt Theory): (Figure and Ground, Proximity, Similarity, Closure,           Symmetry, Continuity, Simplicity)

Week 5

27-October-2017

1.Form:

   1.6. Design Principles (Compositional Principles): Unity, Balance, Hierarchy, Scale, Dominance, Contrast, Rhythm,                Repetition

Week 6

03-November-2017

1.Form: 

    1.7. Form and Space Characteristics in Architecture and Design:

         1.7.1. Proportion and Scale in Architecture and Design

Week 7

10-November-2017

1.Form:

    1.7. Form and Space Characteristics in Architecture and Design:

         1.7.2. Solids and Voids in Architecture in Architecture and Design

Week 8

17-November-2017

Midterm Examination

Week 9

24-November-2017

1.Form:

    1.8. Texture and Light in Architecture

         1.8.1. Texture in Architecture

         1.8.2. Light in Architecture

Week 10

01-December-2017

1.Form:

    1.9. Color and Acoustics in Architecture

         1.9.1. Color in Architecture

         1.9.2. Acoustics in Architecture

Week 11

08-December-2017

2.Structure:

    2.1. Structure in Architecture:

        2.1.1. Architectural Elements

        2.1.2. Structural Systems

Week 12

15-December-2017

3.Function:

   3.1. Function in Architecture

Week 13

22-December-2017

4.Context:

   4.1. Architectural Product within its Context

Week 14

29-December-2017

Final Review of Course Material

Week 15

To be announced later

Final Exam