Course Information

Course Code:
Course Number:
Code Course Name Language Type
MIM 415E Housing Design Philosophy of Contemporary Architecture English Elective
Local Credits ECTS Theoretical Tutorial Laboratory
3 4 3 0 0
Course Prerequisites and Class Restriction
Prerequisites None
Class Restriction None
Course Description
In this course, the design approaches of the architects which constitute the important thresholds in housing design from modern era to Greys, New York Five and contemporary architecture will be examined. Firstly, the meaning of house will be described, then various housing types through a typological categorization will be studied with examples from each category. It will be discussed how famous architects conceptualized the main design idea of the house form, along with the relations of house/housing with the surrounding urban context, its interior space organization, facade composition, structural system and selected materials. Housing designs will be discussed with the themes such as interior/exterior space, public/private space, landscape/building relations, natural light and colour usage, ecologic designs, fragmented/total space, layering in facade, flexibility, modularity, mobility, earthquake resistancy and tailored for disabled. The most important architects and their house designs which will be examined are the followings: Gerrit Rietveld-Schroder House, Frank Lloyd Wright-Waterfall House, Le Corbusier-Villa Savoye, Mies Van Der Rohe-Farnsworth House, Robert Venturi-Vanna Venturi House; Peter-Eisenman House I,II, III, IV and Checkpoint Charlie House, John Hejduk-Wall House 2, Richard Meier-Smith House, Charles Gwathmey-Gwathmey House and Studio, Michael Graves-Hanselman House, Frank Gehry-Gehry House, Mario Botta- Bianchi House, Herzog & De Meuron-Rue Des Suisses Apartments and Basel Apartment, West 8-Borneo Sporenburg, Coop Himmelb(L)Au-Gasometre B, Un Studio-Villa Wilbrink and Möbius House, Shigaru Bane- Wallpaper House, Glass Shutter House, Curtain Wall House, Wallless House, Rem Koolhaas-Bordeaux House, Han Tümertekin-B2 House, Merih Kararaslan-Sürücüler Housing, Turgut Cansever-Demir Holiday Village.