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ERIC Number: EJ813507
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0957-7572
Building Structure Design as an Integral Part of Architecture: A Teaching Model for Students of Architecture
Unay, Ali Ihsan; Ozmen, Cengiz
International Journal of Technology and Design Education, v16 n3 p253-271 Sep 2006
This paper explores the place of structural design within undergraduate architectural education. The role and format of lecture-based structure courses within an education system, organized around the architectural design studio is discussed with its most prominent problems and proposed solutions. The fundamental concept of the current teaching model in the Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey) is quite appropriate for the education of future architects. If we consider that the main occupation of an architect is to design, then, naturally, the design studio should be at the center of the curriculum. Since the act of designing cannot be realized without artistic skills and scientific and theoretical knowledge it is also suitable that the activities in design studios are backed up with relevant lecture courses. On the other hand, the importance of effective structural design knowledge for an architect is emphasized within the context of a country that encountered major earthquakes in the past.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey