Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
ARC3906 Landscape Design Fall 2 0 2 4
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Instructor DENİZ ARSLAN HİNDİOĞLU
Course Lecturer(s): Instructor DENİZ ARSLAN HİNDİOĞLU
Course Objectives: The aim of this course is twofold. Firstly, to introduce architecture students with contemporary design of natural environments, its theoretical/conceptual backgrounds. Second, to raise awareness of the students about different approaches to man-made natural environments in different cultures through architectural history.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
- Understanding of the relationship between human behavior, the natural environment and the design of the built environment.
- Ability to design projects that optimize, conserve, or reuse natural and built resources, provide healthful environments for occupants/users, and reduce the environmental impacts of building construction and operations on future generations through means such as carbon-neutral design, bioclimatic design, and energy efficiency.
- Ability to respond to site characteristics such as soil, topography, vegetation, and watershed in the development of a project design.

Course Content

The importance of man-made natural environments on human life in architectural and urban scales; Design of man-made natural environments; Theories, concepts and elements of landscape design in relation to architectural history.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) The Architecture of the Landscape and the Landscape in Architecture. Unity of Man and nature: creation of nature: Man-made natural environment.
2) Different approaches to Landscape Design in Architectural History
3) Different approaches to Landscape Design in Architectural History
4) Technical Visit
5) Technical Visit
6) Midterm/Student Presentation I ( Historical Gardens)
7) Midterm/Student Presentation I ( Historical Gardens)
8) What is Earthworks Landscape Architecture
9) What is Temporary Landscape Architecture
10) What is Pup-up Landscape Architecture
11) Technical Visit
12) Technical Visit
13) Evaluation/Design Studio
14) Poster Presentation Report Submission About temporary Landscape &Pup-Up Landscape


Course Notes / Textbooks:
References: 1) Berrizbeitia,A. and Pollak,L.(1999) Inside Outside Between Architecture and Landscape, Massachusetts: Rockport Publishers, Inc..
2) Conan,M. ed.,(2007)Contemporary Garden Aesthetics, Creations and Interpretations. Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks.
3) Duran.S.C. (2008) Contemporary landscape architecture, Cologne: Daab..
4) Kiley,D. and Amidon,J. (1999) Dan Kiley in His Own Words, America’s Master Landscape Architect, London: Thames & Hudson Ltd..
5) Krauel,J (2007). New Urban Elements, Barcelona: Links.
6) Mosser,M and Teyssot,G. (1991) The History of Garden Design,Thames and Hudson,London.
7) Rogers,E.B (2001). Landscape Design: A Cultural and Architectural History, NY: Harry N. Abrams Inc..
8) Swaffield S.(2002) Theory in Landscape Architecture: A Reader (Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture), University of Pensylvania Press.
9) Turner,T.,(2011) European Gardens: History, Philosophy and Design, Routledge.
10) Turner,T.,(2010) Asian Gardens: History, Beliefs and Design,Routledge
11) Van Uffelen,C. (2009) 1000 X Landscape Architecture, Braun.
12) Mcleod, V., (2008) Detail in Contemporary Landscape Architecture, Laurence King.
13) Waterman,T (2009)The Fundementals of Landscape Architecture,AVA Publishing.
14) Weddle,A.E.(1979) Landscape Techniques, Heinemann, London.
15) Zevon,S.,(1999) Outside architecture: outdoor rooms designed by architects, Gloucester, Mass.: Rockport Publishers.
16) Zimmermann,A. (2011) Constructing Landscape [SC]: Materials, Techniques, Structural Components.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 14 % 20
Midterms 1 % 40
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 2 28
Study Hours Out of Class 12 6 72
Presentations / Seminar 1 1 1
Project 1 2 2
Homework Assignments 3 1 3
Midterms 2 1 2
Jury 1 1 1
Final 1 1 1
Total Workload 110

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.