The objective of the course is to understand the need to integrate user requirements and activities into building design processes. Diversity of needs, values, behavioral norms, and social and spatial patterns that characterize different cultures are examined. The implications of this diversity for the societal roles and responsibilities of architects are also considered. Useful tools to identify whether the building delivers desired functional use and best value for the investment is evaluated.
- Teacher: Gizem Caner
The main aim is to find out the appropriate approach or method of creating a successful urban public space in cities. In this way, two principal objectives to this main purport were formulated, which includes, finding out what are the general and specific characteristics of urban public space in cities, and secondly; to define particular approaches for place-making in the creation of successful places in cities. In correlation with the main objectives of this research, two independent or major question are unfold: What should be the strategies for Place Making? How could Place Making improve the quality of urban public space in cities? The objective of this course is to provide knowledge on the Place-Making in Architecture and Urban Design. The course gives the basic information of dimensions of “place”. The process of making a place out of an urban lost space or “Place-Making” in the cities needs more than dimensions. Which involves some “key attributes” of place despite of physical appearances of place.
. Philosophical and theoretical basis of biological analogy;
. Organic, ecological and Darwinian analogies;
. Exploration of bio-mimetic design principles;
. Biotechnics and methodology of product design;
. The interpretation of form from biology;
. Lessons from the natural world for sustainable building solutions;
. Samples related biological analogy in the History of Architecture;
. Contemporary samples that based on biological analogy;
. Most recent developments and future prospects of biological analogy in architecture
- Teacher: Parastoo Pourvahidi
- Teacher: Ehsan Reza
- Teacher: Payam Shotorbani