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id ecaade2009_167
authors Gönenç Sorguç, Arzu; Arslan Selçuk, Semra
year 2009
title Art and Literature as a Teaching/Learning Interface of Mathematics for Students of Architecture
source Computation: The New Realm of Architectural Design [27th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-0-9541183-8-9] Istanbul (Turkey) 16-19 September 2009, pp. 465-472
wos WOS:000334282200056
summary This paper discusses an educational approach emphasizing the changing role of mathematics and potentials of mathematical thinking in architectural education on the course of changing design paradigm: from designing the product to designing the process. In this context, randomly selected samples of student works, realized within the context of an elective undergraduate course, Arch 333 “Mathematics in Architecture” at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkiye are presented. It is shown that mathematical thinking provide not only to science people a solid ground for further explorations, but also new inspirations to people involving art and design and help them to overcome prejudices and fears related with mathematics in their minds. It is believed that this approach encourages them to discuss complex problems with meta language of mathematics and develop ability to consider the design process as a whole.
keywords Mathematical thinking, mathematics in architectural education, multi-dimensionality of data, mathematics as meta language
series eCAADe
email arzug@arch.metu.edu.tr, semraarslan@yahoo.com
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