Students are guided through prudent research methods that inform and inspire architectural design in academia and practice. Following an introduction to design research in general, traditional and current inquiry methods and application of findings in addressing architectural problems and opportunities are explored. 

NEW MATERIALS AND ARCHITECTURE WILL BE RELATATED AREA. THIS CORSE LEAD TO LEARN ABOUT NANO MATERIALS AND HOW ARCHITECT AND ENGINEERS USE THEM IN ARCHITECTURAL ERA.

Definition of something as design requires the precondition that it is the result of creativity. As a consequence, design is not a logical synthesis of components achieved through analysis. Architectural design could be considered as a creative interpretation and a hermeneutic activity. The basic rationale behind this course is the generally accepted efficiency of this consideration in respect to design process. The role of metaphors in a hermeneutic activity is considerably important because it is possible to evaluate metaphors as tools which are beneficial in revealing the hidden potentials and unconscious capacity of people and achieving creative ends. Many examples from past to present prove this potential of metaphors to us. It is seen that especially the prominent architects today use this tool extensively and, consequently, they reach effective results. Within the framework of these arguments, this course aims to investigate the relationship of topics like creativity, unconscious capğacity and hermeneutics with design based on the examples.