DSGN06152 2019 Interior Context and Theory: Understanding Design

General Details

Full Title
Interior Context and Theory: Understanding Design
Transcript Title
Interior Context and Theory:
Code
DSGN06152
Attendance
80 %
Subject Area
DSGN - Design
Department
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Maeliosa O'Brien, Peter Scanlon, Claire Lorusso, Elaine Regan
Programme Membership
SG_DINTE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture and Design SG_VINTE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture and Design
Description

The module introduces the design language in practice, and how form, space, light, colour, materials, spatial planning and ergonomics are applied in seminal Interior case studies. The module also examines best practice examples of the design process (theories, methods and procedures).

The module will both familiarise students with seminal current Interior Architects and their work and equip them with techniques for analysing and learning from best practice (and precedents). The module will blend theoretical input with practical written and graphic exercises.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Examine the use of design language in Interior Architectural precedents using written and graphic means.

2.

Explain the basic tenets of the design process in a reflective graphic design journal.

3.

Utilize a range of graphic and written means to analyse and communicate design qualities and intentions.

4.

Describe the concepts and theories underpinning case studies of best-practice design.

5.

Research, cross reference and cite images and text relating to design.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching and learning occurs mainly through lectures, tutorials, case study analysis, class discussion, debate,  group and individual  work.

Module Assessment Strategies

Through the module assessments, students familiarise themselves with design interpretation and analysis, visual methodologies and  academic literacy skills .

The assessment strategy focuses on the following :

  • Interpretative design research;
  • Visual analyses and academic writing;
  • Oral and visual presentation;
  • Discipline‑specific research.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessment will be dependent on failed components.  This will be confirmed at formal exam boards.

Indicative Syllabus

The module introduces the design process and language through examining a range of case studies of best practice and seminal contemporary design.

Case studies will be examined in relation to their atmospheric and functional qualities and how these are achieved with design language:

  • colour, light texture;

  • material qualities;

  • form, space and scale;

  • spatial planning, ergonomics and circulation.

The module will both familiarise students with seminal current Interior Architects and their work and equip them with techniques for analysing and learning from best practice (and precedents). The module will blend theoretical input with practical written and graphic exercises.  Lectures are combined with practical investigations during which students practice skills such as -

  • sourcing and citing design information;
  • analysing design graphically using diagrams, sketching, painting, collage; writing etc.;
  • presenting to peers;
  • reflecting upon their own developing design process and skills.

 

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Group Case Study Presentation Continuous Assessment Group Project 25 % Week 5 1,4
2 Design analysis Project Essay 40 % Week 9 1,3,4,5
3 Reflective design process analysis Continuous Assessment Individual Project 35 % End of Semester 2,3

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Directed Learning Architectural Studio Practical, tutorial, workshop 1 Weekly 1.00
Lecture Architectural Studio Theoretical input 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Adler, David, (1999) Metric Handbook: Planning and Design Data, Architectural Press.

Ching, F.D.K, (1996) Architecture, Form, Space, and Order , Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York.

Ching, Francis, D. K , Interior Design Illustrated , Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1987.

Clark, Kenneth, (2005), Civilisation , John Murray.

Gropius, W,(1965), The New Architecture and The Bauhaus, MIT Press.

Lawson, Bryan , How Designers Think , Architectural Press, 2006.

Le Corbusier, (1985) , Towards a New Architecture, Dover Publications.

Malnar, J, M & Vodvarka, F, Interior Dimensions: A Theoretical Approach to Enclosed Space, John Wiley & Sons, 1991.

Palladio, A, (1965), The Four Books of Architecture , Dover Publications; New Ed edition.

Pile, John, F, Colour in Interior Design , McGraw‑Hill, 1997.

Pile, John, F, Interior Design , Harry N Abrams, 1995.

Smith, K. (2012) Introducing Architectural Theory: Debating a Discipline, Routledge, London.

Unwin, S. (2010) Twenty Buildings Every Architect Should Understand, Routledge, London.

Weston, R. (2011) 100 Ideas That Changed Architecture, Laurence King, London.

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