Course Introduction

Design Computing is an undergraduate level course offered at Istanbul Bilgi University, Faculty of Architecture.

The course encourages analytical design thinking. Computational design theories, technologies and tools lie as the core subjects of the course. The goal is to help students understand and work on design problems (or solutions) with the computational mind: Analyze the problem, discover and define the discrete sub-problematic(s), propose a solution system to generate organizations (designs), and evaluate the products; but not in a conventional linear way. Design computing builds skills on top of the given ones in Architectural Geometry, but moves on to a further step by placing computing (via computer) as the driver of the studies.

While geometric knowledge helps students build precisely-controlled geometrical compositions, algorithms become the exploratory tools to investigate emergent forms of design. Two-way reflection of ideas with the design studio, Basic Design II, from and to Design Computing helps students harness computation in design.

This site comprises student works from the spring semester of 2015-2016 conducted in 10 different sections. Section instructors are as follows:

Section 01 – Deniz Yazıcı

Section 02 – Nur Gürbüz

Section 03 – Benay Gürsoy Toykoç

Section 04 – Tuğrul Yazar

Section 05 – Cemal Koray Bingöl

Section 06 – Cemal Koray Bingöl

Section 07 – Gamze Gündüz

Section 08 – Gizem Akgün

Section 09 – Aslı Aydın Aksan

Section 10 – Benay Gürsoy Toykoç