Landform and Built Environment Studio
Landform and Built Environment Studio ‘Top to Bottom’ focuses on understanding extreme topographies in urban content and discusses the adaptation of these topographies to facilitate flow. To achieve this, a series of multi-method tasks will be completed throughout the semester. The same project will be run in three different CRNs as listed below. Landform & Built Envir .Studio (CRN: 21330) ‘Top to Bottom’ will be conducted by Assoc. Prof. Dr. F.Ayçim Türer Başkaya @aycimbaskaya and will be assisted by Res. Assist. Nergis Aşar @nergisasar Landform & Built Envir .Studio (CRN: 21331) ‘Top to Bottom’ will be conducted by Assoc. Prof. Dr.Melih Bozkurt and will be assisted by Res. Assist. Başak Akarsu Landform & Built Envir .Studio (CRN: 24401) ‘Top to Bottom’ will be conducted by Assoc. Prof. Dr.Ebru Erbaş Gürler and will be assisted by Res. Assist. Fatma Sultan Bozkurt
Landscape Design I -21332
Landscape Design I (CRN: 21332) ‘The Waiting Room” will be conducted by Assoc. Prof. Dr. F. Ayçim Türer Başkaya @aycimbaskaya and will be assisted by Res. Asst. Nergis Aşar @nergisasar in 2022-2023 Spring Semester. The studio will be run in two modules. The first module will examine the relationship between action and space occupation within the limits of an individual’s movements. The second and main module will focus on stops in the urban flow and discuss time-dependent ways of engaging with urban open spaces in forced waiting situations.
Landscape Design I -21334
LANDSCAPE DESIGN I [CRN : 21334] I. Multifunctional Surfaces & II. Therapeutic Landscapes: Empathizing with Vulnerable Groups will be led by Associate Prof. Dr. Melih Bozkurt @mel_bozkurt and will be assisted by Başak Akarsu @basakakarsu in 2022-2023 Spring Semester. ’22-23 Spring Semester Landscape Design I Studio focuses on fundamental elements of landscape design at the scale of public space in the urban context. The first module of the studio “Multifunctional Surfaces” focuses on surface strategies for Moda Square. Students will be expected to develop surface strategies in an urban square and produce a multifunctional design with transformable qualities and offer various solutions for different kinds of users. The second module of the studio “Therapeutic Landscapes: Empathizing with Vulnerable Groups” focuses on landscape design strategies for health and well being. This module aims to develop empathy skills with different vulnerable groups by developing therapeutic landscape designs. Students will be expected to cooperate with healing and supportive institutions that can be in contact with vulnerable groups, and to develop a project for health, well-being and restorative purposes by combining their empathy and landscape design skills.
Landscape Design I -24402
LANDSCAPE DESIGN I [CRN : 24402] I. Multifunctional Surfaces & II. Therapeutic Landscapes: Empathizing with Vulnerable Groups will be led by Associate Prof. Dr. Ebru Erbaş Gürler @landscape_eeg and will be assisted by Fatma Sultan Bozkurt @fatmasultanny in 2022-2023 Spring Semester. ’22-23 Spring Semester Landscape Design I Studio focuses on fundamental elements of landscape design at the scale of public space in the urban context. The first module of the studio “Multifunctional Surfaces” focuses on surface strategies for Moda Square. Students will be expected to develop surface strategies in an urban square and produce a multifunctional design with transformable qualities and offer various solutions for different kinds of users. The second module of the studio “Therapeutic Landscapes: Empathizing with Vulnerable Groups” focuses on landscape design strategies for health and well being. This module aims to develop empathy skills with different vulnerable groups by developing therapeutic landscape designs. Students will be expected to cooperate with healing and supportive institutions that can be in contact with vulnerable groups, and to develop a project for health, well-being and restorative purposes by combining their empathy and landscape design skills.
Landscape Design II -21345 / III -21350
LANDSCAPE DESIGN II (CRN: 21345) and LANDSCAPE DESIGN III (CRN:21350) ‘A Narrative of Transformation: LARGE [PARKS]’ will be led by Associate Prof. Dr. Meltem Erdem Kaya @meltem_erdem_kaya and will be assisted by Res. Asst. Gizem Aluçlu @gizemaluclu in 2022-2023 Spring Semester. ’22-23 Spring Semester Landscape Design II & III Studios focus on one of the critical components of the urban system; urban parks. Through the history, urban parks had always been the departure point of discussions in the discipline of Landscape Architecture as a manifest, as a critique, and as a discourse. Today the idea of urban park is revisited as a disciplinary imperative to respond emerging conditions of İstanbul Metropolitan City which hosts stereotypical parks shaped with the same stylistic endeavor, lack of design intelligence. The studio Large [Parks] aims to investigate the current design attitude of urban parks by conducting rigorous spatial inventories and questions how design intelligence can be developed over a complex set of issues such as fragmentation, lack of access, low spatial quality, etc. Through the design of a park, students will explore different design scenarios at multiple scales (site-neighborhood-district), strategic organization of space, form, functions, and materials to create new relations among the site, and to discover the potential of the design to generate public value.
Landscape Design II -21343 / III -21348
PEM 311E LANDSCAPE DESIGN II [CRN : 21343] and LANDSCAPE DESIGN III [CRN : 21348] “Landscape of Impact” will be led by Enise Burcu DERİNBOĞAZ @eniseburcu and Zeynep HAGUR SORGUÇ @zhagur , and will be assisted Res. Asst. Elif SERDAR YAKUT @elifserdaryakut in in 2022-2023 Spring Semester. 22’ – 23’ Spring Semester LD II & LD III studios focus on open data investigations, mapping, and social impact on the landscape. For that matter, the studio is structured on 3 interconnected modules. Each module has a specific outcome that will be supported by various seminars varying from data specialists to NGOs. The studio named Landscape of Impact is an act of exploration of open data of geospatial, social, and environmental values of urban through interactions and impacts on past to tomorrow. Along with this investigation process, the main objective is to obtain well-adapted and unique design strategies by revealing the landscape with its embedded data. Some of the key themes of this studio can be listed as; Geospatial data, impact mapping, open source data, social impact, carbon modeling, contemporary landscape thinking, citizen science, and contemporary cartography. The final outcome; is the ability to create maps with open-source data using HOT(humanitarian open street map team), GIS(Qgis), sections, and collages which are fuelled with social, environmental, and geospatial open-source data.
Landscape Design II -21342
Landscape Design II (CRN: 21342) ‘CLIMATE CHANGE, WATER & SOCIAL JUSTICE’ will be led by Prof. Hayriye Eşbah Tuncay, PhD. @hetpeyzaj and will be assisted by Hüseyin Ögçe @huseyinogce in 2022-2023 Spring Semester. Cities have to deal with urgent environmental problems. Future projections, including the IPCC report, warn us to act fast on climate change and a zero-carbon future. As the unbridled global climate crisis proceed, humanity faces the challenges of too much or too little water. The recent United Nations Climate Change Conference emphasized unprecedented threats to urban landscapes and vulnerable communities. Thus, not only the amount but also the equitable access and provision of water becomes a critical issue. In this context, Landscape Design II studio tackles the social justice dimension of climate change and equitable water distribution in a multiscale, and multidimensional way. The studio combines landscape, architecture, and urbanism strategies to explore how design at different scales can address the challenges of urban landscapes in a constantly changing world. Within the scope of the studio, students will explore the intertwined themes of water and social justice, and propose alternative urban scenarios which will enhance the daily lives of urban communities at a human scale and ecosystem scale.
Landscape Design III -21347
Landscape Design III (CRN: 21347) ‘Climatescape’ will be led by Prof. Hayriye Eşbah Tunçay (PhD) @hetpeyzaj and will be assisted by Res. Asst. Hüseyin Ögçe (MSc) @huseyinogce in 2022-2023 Spring Semester. This studio deals with the inevitable impacts of climate change on cultural landscapes. The urban heat island effects, water scarcity, and biodiversity loss are the ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS of climate change. Migration, food security, social segregation, and health issues are some of the SOCIAL OUTCOMES of this ongoing process. Economic crises, loss of jobs, loss of production, challenges to supply chains, and reduction of GDP are some of the ECONOMIC IMPACTS stemming from the global warming phenomenon. Current science and practice show that the existential crises posed by climate change will continue in the future if human beings and countries fall short of taking effective actions. Climatescape is an integrated approach, which comprehends the multi-faceted issues of climate change in generating landscape design solutions for tackling climate change locally and globally. Thus, this studio focuses on the world’s biggest issue from all angles with a special emphasis on cultural landscape protection. The World Heritage Site- the Land Walls of the Historic Peninsula and its adjacent neighborhoods in Fatih, Istanbul- is the study area where the students will explore the changing landscape dynamics. It involves two parts. 1- Analyses, mapping, and concept development, 2- Design development. The studio asks the following questions: How does the urban landscape change along the historic walls in Fatih, Istanbul? How does climate change affect the communities and the cultural heritage? How can we map different impacts of climate change on the cultural landscapes? How can we promote public awareness regarding cultural heritage and climate change? and last but not least, How can landscape architects promote resiliency in a cultural heritage site? The first part of the studio will explore these questions through a series of inquiries about the changing Social Climate, Political Climate, and Economic Climate. These parameters will guide the interpretations from the mapping of physical and environmental transformations in the urban landscape. The first part of the studio will benefit from a series of enriching seminars from climate scientists, restoration and preservation experts, historians, and designers. Students will explore many analyses, mapping, and representation tools through workshops, group activities, and peer-to-peer teaching. The outcome of the first part of the studio will be a set of analyses and concept drawings. The second part of the studio is built upon the initial stage of the works and aims to guide the students to design development. The fruitful self-exploration process will turn into the development of the program and the concrete design decision. The spatial and material aspects of the design should elaborate the approaches to the protection of cultural heritage, resiliency, and community involvement. The students are free to further express their ideas with additional graphical and digital communications.
Landscape Design IV -21354
LANDSCAPE DESIGN IV (CRN 21354) “Urban Metabolism of The City Istanbul” will be moderated by Prof. (PhD) Gülşen Aytaç @gulsenaytacc and Res. Assist. Lâl Dalay @l.dalay in 2022-2023 Spring Semester. The urban metabolism conceptualizes the city as a living biological system, a metabolism with inputs and outputs. Thus, this metaphor serves as a model that supports the identification and analysis of material and energy flows in cities. The relationship of urban metabolic flows with the surrounding built environment and landscape is linked in diverse ways. Through these flows, the outputs that occur can be defined as economic benefits, labor force, as well as waste and pollution, while the inputs can be defined as energy or resources. In order to evaluate the ability of urban systems to maximize the use of existing resources while minimizing waste, the efficiency of resource use in cities needs to be reconsidered. In this context, under the theme “Urban Metabolism”, Landscape Design Studio IV invites participants to re-examine the urban landscape design of Istanbul, inspired by the model of urban metabolism. Through a metabolic approach to urban sustainability, the project considers the city as a metabolism in terms of material and energy flows. Within the scope of the studio, students will be expected to plan and design systems at various scales and produce solutions for the given workspace in Istanbul.