Aim and program profileThe BA – Architecture Program is aims to stimulate the creative and artistic side of Architecture itself with its students, at the same time generating required and valuable relation with the knowledge of technological side if it and the architectural constructions as closely related elements at all times. This means an Architecture that has a form of artistic declaration as a result, the purpose of creating contemporary ideas, respecting the environment at all times. To be able to practice architecture, it requires the ability to recognize the meaning of the space, form, proportions and completeness. Amongst all the knowledge about the function, construction/ technology side, materials and conditions of the environment are a necessity. Putting all of the above said together, the main goal of the BA in Architecture Program is oriented towards the architectural design, architectural constructions and systems, urban context and history of architecture through ages including the developments nowadays.
Expected learning outcomes– Specialized knowledge of the higher level in the relevant field of studies/research, which serves as the basis for original thinking. – Critical awareness towards issues of one field of study in relation to other disciplines. – Knowledge which covers the majority of closely related disciplines (in the relevant field), their integration, the use of proper terminology and characteristics. – The ability to use critical thinking which come out of main theories, concepts and principals. – The use of extensive, detailed and critical knowledge, in one or more close disciplines, which are the most advanced part of their field. – Will gain qualification to continue their studies on the Master level. – Design skills in close relation to urban context, which will contribute towards the improvement of already built environment as well as the newly designed one. – Knowledge in the field of the History of architecture and the space where arts and technology find the common language, which will enable students to develop the sence of innovation in Architecture, closely connected to the place and time, people and cultures. – Skills to manage the architectural practice and work in teams. – Possibilities and skills to use resources, materials and production/technology to create environmentally sustainable architecture.
Academic level and degreeBachelor of Arts in Architecture (BA in Architecture) Bachelor of Arts in Architecture (BA in Architecture)
Duration of studies and workloadMinimum period of study 3 years. Number of ECTS credits (total and per year) 60 ECTS per academic year 180 ECTS in total.
Architectural Design –Fundamentals- 9 ETCS.
Current trends in architecture- 3 ETCSAt the end of all the lectures the students are expected to be informed about trends / movements in the world of construction / architecture which currently dominates the world. At the same time we will be able to see what are the directions in which architectural world is likely to go the without ever neglecting eco-architecture / construction of passive buildings / with maximum energy savings.
Descriptive geometry- 3 ETCSMastering the skills of presentation forms (three-dimensional) spatial plane (two-dimensional) drawing, and vice versa (“reading” the drawing / plan) – spatial resolution of problems through methods and graphical constructions.
Free hand drawing 1- 3 ETCSThe student is developing creativity and ability to compound. He possesses the knowledge of the line as an expression of creating architectural. The student owns the drawing technique, understands and presents the phenomenon of depth and three- dimensional expression.
English language 1- 3 ETCSThe course wants to offer the necessary knowledge and tools to manage the spoken and written English language. It aims to prepare students to use at best the everyday language and to write correctly letters papers and assignments. The main scope is to offer the student the possibility to make a proper self- presentation and what are the aims of studying architecture.
Theory and methodology of architectural design- 3 ETCSContents of this course, tends to enable the student to be able to:
• Describe the process of architectural design;
• understand the interconnection of architectural design phases;
• right to use and interpret data from professional literature;
• use professional terminology in conversation and analysis;
• to examine and debate the different architectural solutions found in the literature;
• distinguish mass ratio / proportion and unit / general;
• testify that recognizes the principles of legislation during his independent engagement;
• To work as part of a working group to work in a team and independently.
Architectural Drawing- 3 ETCSThe course involves the drawings, students for the first time faced with drawing and drawing tools.
Academic Writing- 3 ETCS.
Architectural design – Residential buildings/ Housing- 9 ETCSIntroduction to the basis of their design and functions, components of space with focues on housing. Analysis and design of database objects. Development of the project and the project of a concrete object.
Architectural Constructions- Building systems- 6 ETCSIntroduction, Roofs. Roof covers. Timber products for the structure. Simply timber roof structure. Roof structure with main bearing structure. Roof truss structure. Glue laminated structure. Structural and non- structural elements. Flat roofs.
Architectural Analysis- 3 ETCSCourse Contents of this subject will be based on the practices and methods of access to the basic principles in architecture, analysis of all factors during the design process and enable the student to be able to:
– To describe, identify and perceive architectural space;
– Right to use and interpret data from professional literature;
– To examine and debate the different architectural solutions found in the literature;
– To testify articulations of two-dimensional and three-dimensional architectural concept;
– Liaise closely with knowledge of this subject the design process in design subjects;
Space Design- 3 ETCSThe course aim is understanding the architectural grammar of three-dimensional design space, sensing, virtual analysis, proportions, contact between shapes, materials, color, rhythm, etc.. The subject will contain theoretical part which is always associated with practice with different drawings and model.
Free hand drawing 2- 3 ETCSThe student is developing creativity and ability to compound. He possesses the knowledge of the line as an expression of creating architectural.
The student owns the drawing technique, understands and presents the phenomenon of depth and three- dimensional expression.
English Language 2- 3 ETCSThe course wants to offer the necessary knowledge and tools to manage the spoken and written English language also professional topics related to Architecture. It aims to prepare students to use at best the everyday language and to write correctly papers and assignments, to prepare their own portfolios using professional terminology. The main scope is to offer the student the possibility to make a proper self- presentation and what are the aims of studying architecture . In this course they will be ready for job interviews and how to behave in a near work market.
Perspective- 3 ETCSThe student manages to draft perspective of architectural objects and their interiors.
Photography- 3 ETCS.
Architectural Composition and presentatio- 3 ETCSThe course of Architectural composition aims to introduce students to the language of graphic presentation in architectural projects, technical writing, and to create a subtle sensation for composition of different forms, knowledge which has to implement the creativity and skills of critical and creativethinking in the later stages of the design process.
Architectural design – Residential buildings/ Collective- 9 ETCSShort Description/Introduction (maxsimum 5 sentences): It is expected that the student will be able to compose, but also disassemble the structure of the project and program office until the completion of the conceptual design of the building for collective housing, and to distinguish one from the other determining factors, but during its formation and discussion with the district, have the opportunity to knowledge and learning in this study to convince others to a hypothesis that protects, and be able to structure, justify and prove what he says.
History of Architecture – Antique to Middle Age- 3 ETCSThis course introduces students with the history of architecture form prehistory to the beginning of medievial period, or pre-romanic period in architecture.
Basis of Urbanism- 3 ETCSLecture: contents of urban space affected by natural conditions and influences, physical and functional elements of the structure of the city by focusing on urban blocks. Elaboration of regulatory norms and relevant rules and organization of residential buildings (residential low, medium and high) and public ones (kindergarten garden, building supplies for daily business as community centers). Organization of adequate traffic (pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles) and green spaces and recreational urbanstik within the blocks. Exercise: Working solving compositional ideas of urban blocks consisting observing natural conditions, insolate, distance between buildings and traffic planning for proper functioning of the blocks.
English Language – Professional/Architectural Terminology- 3 ETCS.
Practice – S1- design studio- 6 ETCSThe student manages to organize small construction team and help lead the diary/report of construction works. It is obligatory to visit an architecture studio with planed program in order to gain experienc and watch from closer how is it to work as an architect.
AutoCAD 2- 3 ETCSThe course of AutoCAD 2D, students make it possible for the main models with computer drawing, knowing them with relevant softwere and another similar sofwere. This course aims to knowing students in their works in the all levels who this softwere applied.
Materials in Architecture -3 ETCSThe course materials in architecture is designed in such a way that the architecture students absorb the fundamentals of this subject, knowing and checking the main properties of building materials in order to later be oriented towards engineering practice to select those with appropriate quality, depending on the existing conditions of their use in construction.
Basis of interior design-3 ETCSContents of course Basics of Interior Design is learning and to introduce students to the application of general principles and detailed in the interior design process in the field of housing. The student will learn the interior design of all residential units separately and link them entirely.
Architectural design – Public buildings/ Sports- 9 ETCSIntroduction in philosophy of design, facilities and functions, components of space. Systems development administration building and facilities. Concept development. analysis, study design for administration building and facilities.
History of Contemporary Architecture/ 20th Century- 3 ETCSKnowledge of social circumstances, economic and other, which influenced and influence the emergence and development of architecture in various European countries and the world, mutual influences in architecture, the great architects who represent movements in architecture major artistic epochs.
Urbanism / Space Planning-3 ETCSLecture: Explanation of the process of urban design in the public space . The dimensions of urban design incorporating it morphological, social, perceptual, visual, functional and temporal it. Objectives of urban design and the quality of public space by including clarity, diversity, adaptation, continuity and closure and permeability. General knowledge for detail-regulatory plans, urban plans and municipal plans based on current legislation. Exercise: Working compositional idea of solving a public space selected by the students and the teacher, faced with the contents and the real problems arising in the field and group presentation of the current situation and proposals.
Materials for final finishing -3 ETCSContents of course Materials for Final Processing is to teach the student the basic knowledge of materials that are applicable based on the architecture and facilities in all buildings that are closely connected with architecture.
Practice – S3 – Design studio Internship- 6 ETCS.
Architectural design – Public buildings/ Industrial/Economic- 6 ETCSThis course includes review of the historical development and contemporary industrial or economic facilities and contains extensive presentation of architectural forms which are stated on the following complexities. The course presents structures such as small factories, farm buildings, shopping malls, etc. and that essentially belong to the European cultural tradition.
Eco-Architecture and sustainable design- 3 ETCSThis course intends to prepare the student to be able to:
– To describe, identify and perceive the sustainable design;
– To use and interpret data from professional literature;
– To examine and debate the various eco architectural solutions found in the literature;
– Relate closely with knowledge of this subject the design process in design and theme subjects at bachelor level diploma;