Space and Installation (MMR217) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Space and Installation MMR217 1 2 0 2 3
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Drill and Practice, Observation Case Study.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Instructor Elif Zilan
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Evaluating the space with new insights and creating installations by making use of the qualities of the space Discovering new methods for the analysis and formation of the space and the ability to create unique designs Improving the perception of the space through playing techniques that trigger creativity
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Builds necessary skills for architectural installation design
  • Presents space analysis through different materials
  • Discovers her/his creativity, gains self-confidence for creative processes by taking risks and gains freedom to express intuitive creativity in design
  • Improves her/his multisensory perception of the space
Course Content Creation of spaces that manifest the artistic specialty of the designer through games; design of installations by transformation of spaces; analysis of space through games based on principles of spatial design; games as tools in spatial design, to overcome the limits of normative order and to alter perceptual habits; historical development of the art of installation.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 General information about the course
2 Examples of architectural installation and history of installation, Video presentation
3 Exploring the design principles and elements through space and game concepts
4 Analyses of architectural installation; Exhibition visit and paper assignment
5 Space analyses; Defining the games which create the background of the design/designer
6 Space-Object Installation
7 Transforming the space; setting the game concept through the stories of the design elements within the space, re-expression of the space with installation
8 Transforming the space; setting the game concept through the stories of the design elements within the space, re-expression of the space with installation
9 Presentation of student assignments (mid-term)
10 Installation by using recycled materials
11 Space Instalation, material and space investigation
12 Space Instalation, material and space investigation
13 The Installation Project; the project work on installation, in groups or individual.
14 The Installation Project


Other Sources 1. -Uludağ Z., Güleç G. (2016). Rethinking Art and Architecture: A Challenging Interdisciplinary Ground, Nobel Akademik Press, Ankara
2. -Bonnemaison S. (2009). Installation by Architects: Experiments in Building and Design, Princeton Architectural Press, New York
3. -Bostancı B. (2008). Play as a communication system in architectural design, Master thesis, Istanbul ThecnicalUniversity, Institute of Science and Technology, İstanbul
4. -Huizinga J. (2000). Homo Ludens: A study of the play element in culture, İstanbul, Ayrıntı Press, İstanbul

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 30
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 10
Presentation 1 10
Project 1 50
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 100
Percentage of Final Work 0
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 X
2 X
3 X
4 X
5 X
8 X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 14 3 42
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 6 6
Project 1 20 20
Homework Assignments 2 2 4
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 72