ARC3906 Landscape DesignBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
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) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.