Basic Design as Pre-Planning Studio

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Karadeniz B., Barut M.

3rd International Congress on Education Sciences and Learning Technology, Athens, Greece, 15 - 19 November 2017

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Athens
  • Country: Greece
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The basic design course is taught as an introductory course in architecture and design schools. It is aimed to include the concept of design in the framework of intuitive rules and the process of the education as it is effective in understanding the bases of education. This process requires students to examine the two and three-dimensional abstraction works. Since design is a phenomenon that is constantly evolving, education must also be shaped according to needs. Students who are studying city and regional planning will work with large scale (such as neighbourhoods, large city parts and regions) and complex structures in the following years of their education. Within the scope of this course, various exercises and small projects are produced which will be the basis of urban design and urban planning education. In this paper, basic design studio techniques and educational approaches developed for urban and regional planning students are analysed. In this context, studies focusing on consolidation of planning and space sensory relations are developed. The settlements such as historical sites and ancient cities are studied for the design exercises. From Gestalt’s basic principles, scale, abstraction, and texture issues are studied as independent 2D and 3D studies, resulting in a collaborative communicative projects.

Keywords: Planning Education, Basic Design, Gestalt