Academic Catalog

BS531 STUDIES ON ARCHITECTURAL STRUCTURES

Course Code: 8540531
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Building Science
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. AL HSAN NAY
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

Studies on architectural structures. A survey of structural systems used in architectural design and implementation in the past and present; review of significant and landmark structural solutions contributing to architectural achievements. Discussion of the merits and origins of past and present structures from mechanical, aesthetic, functional constructional and material viewpoints on a case basis. A summary on the aesthetic aspects of structural design and evaluation of structural solutions for art products; discussion of works of master architects and engineers. The course is conducted through discussions and active student participation is motivated.