Architectural Design Graduate Program Summer School

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July 09 - July 24, 2018
santralistanbul Campus 

Architectural Design Graduate Summer School No:3, organized by İstanbul Bilgi University Architectural Design Graduate Program is going to take place between 09 July - 25 July 2018.

Each workshop received and successfully completed will be counted as a 5-credit elective undergraduate course (when 4-coded courses are selected) or an elective graduate course (when 5-coded courses are selected). When two workshops are received and successfully completed, they will be equivalent of two elective courses of 5 credits or - for graduate students - a graduate project studio of 10 credits.

Last Date for Registration: June 29, 2018

For further info:
Evren Aysev Deneç (Architectural Design Graduate Program Director)
For pre-registration: Hülya Oral (Graduate Program of Architecture Research Assistant)


BİLGİ Architectural Design Graduate Students:

• Registration can be completed by selecting ARCH 561 and / or ARCH 562 or ARCH 581 coded courses from the graduate summer school system (Admission will be between 25 June - 29 June 2018).
• Admission is free for students enrolled inBİLGİ Graduate Program of Architecture. 

BİLGİ Undergraduate Students:
• Registration can be completed by selecting ARCH 477 and / or ARCH 478 coded courses from the summer school system (Admission will be between 20 June - 28 June 2018).
• Admission fee is 450 TL per credit. Admission fee of a 5 credit course is 2,250 TL. 

Students outside of BİLGİ:
• Transcript photocopy / diploma / student certificate
• Photocopy of valid ID document
• A request letter signed by the Architectural Design Graduate Program Director indicating the wish to take the mentioned courses
• All documents will be handed over to the Graduate Student Office.
• Tuition fee is 450 TL per credit. Tuition fee of a 5 credit course is 2,250 TL.

For detailed information about application: Graduate Student Affairs:
For further information about fees and payment: Student Accounting Office: Elizabet Nalbandiyan:

Robotic Earth Crafts

Can digital design and robot technology be integrated with an ecological design approach? The "Robotic Earth Crafts" Summer School is an attempt to relate to natural parameters and the digital design and fabrication processes. The Summer School will include seminars and practices on computational design, robotic fabrication, rammed-earth construction technique and permaculture design principles to discuss and experience the relationships between technology and ecology. The end results will be the proposals for micro-permaculture systems, constructed from rammed-earth blocks, with plantings.

Robotic Earth Crafts Phase 1 - ARCH 561 / ARCH 477 - DESIGN STUDIES (July 09-16, 2018)
The first phase of the Robotic Earth Crafts Summer School will include seminars and practices on mathematical surfaces, robot technology, and rammed-earth construction techniques. At the end of the first phase, the participating groups will design their block systems and fabricate their molds with the help of Kuka robot. Using these molds, several rammed-earth blocks will be produced.

Robotic Earth Crafts Phase 2 - ARCH 562 / ARCH 478 - DESIGN PRACTICES (July 17-24, 2018)
The second phase of the Robotic Earth-Crafts Summer School will begin with seminars on permaculture design principles. The systems that were successful in the first phase will be revised and further developed by integrating these principles. The relationships between geometric forms, solar path, irrigation, plants and the human body will be experienced during the design development process. Groups of participants will revise and re-produce the structural systems.

The outcomes of this process, the micro-permaculture systems including plant reservoirs, can be considered as urban furniture, elements for spatial arrangements, landscape design elements or sketches of urban gardens. They will be the prototypes of the integration between digital fabrication and the use of local and natural materials and techniques.

Tuğrul Yazar and Fulya Özsel Akipek (POTplus Design Research Group)

Hülya Oral (Researcher)
Rahman Çelebi (Production Specialist)

Özgül Öztürk (Rammed-earth Construction Technique)
Dilek Yürük (Permaculture Design Specialist)

Visual Communication
hop (Graphic Design)
Sinem Serap Duran (Video Artist)