DSGN08069 2019 Interior Architecture Studio VI: Thesis Part II

General Details

Full Title
Interior Architecture Studio VI: Thesis Part II
Transcript Title
Interior Architecture Studio V
Code
DSGN08069
Attendance
80 %
Subject Area
DSGN - Design
Department
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
15 - 15 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Maeliosa O'Brien, Emmet O'Doherty, Peter Scanlon, Claire Lorusso, Elaine Regan, Rowan Watson
Programme Membership
SG_DIAAD_K08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture and Design SG_DIAOL_K08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture and Design SG_DINAD_H08 202000 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture and Design SG_D3INT_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in 3Interior Architecture and Design
Description

Interior Architecture Studio VI consolidates and explicates the student’s practical and theoretical knowledge and skills in a comprehensive design project, which is central to their graduate portfolio. This module encourages the student to examine and challenge their own vision of interior architecture, as well as their ethical position and responsibility as an Interior Architect.

During this module, the student must develop and realise the designs that they initiated during Interior Architecture Studio V, from sketch design to detailed design realization and final presentation. Student designs must address function, materiality, detailed design, building regulations, sustainability and user experience, whilst responding creatively to the existing building and context. Designs are communicated multi-modally using both digital, analogue, oral and written means. An accompanying design report provides a reflexive commentary on the design process, its justification and realisation.

Studio time is divided between individual tutorials, group tutorials and periodic design reviews. These are time tabled in the students' handbook. Theoretical input and case study demonstrations  are provided at the start of each design phase.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Generate a complex and comprehensive interior design in response to a design brief that responds creatively, constructively and ethically to user needs and human behaviour.

2.

Realise the design of a complex interior at a detailed level, providing aesthetically and sustainably for the comfort, health, safety and welfare of its users, integrating appropriate materials, lighting, mechanical and electrical systems and complying with relevant building regulations and codes.

3.

Demonstrate innovative appropriation and mastery of analogue and digital visualization techniques in the communication of design intentions and perceptual qualities (including colour, light, materials and furnishings) at all stages of the design and realization of a comprehensive interior design proposal.

4.

Prepare and manage a competent set of drawings, schedules, and specifications as an integrated system of contractual documents, appropriate to the size and scope of the student design project.

5.

Demonstrate critical and imaginative engagement with conceptual, and functional  ideas in the resolution of a complex design problem.

6.

Discuss, justify and reflect on a student design project, its conceptual and contextual framework and design resolution.

7.

Demonstrate the ability to respond to personal strengths and needs, exercise autonomy and good working practices, manage personal learning and meet deadlines.

8.

Communicate, contribute and negotiate in design decisions in cooperation with third parties.

9.

Generate a complex and comprehensive interior design in response to a design brief that responds creatively, constructively and ethically to the cultural, social and environmental context of the design.

10.

Compose and communicate an articulate and focused exhibition presentation using appropriate graphic and written modes.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

During this semester, students develop and consolidate their design thesis project. Design tutorials, peer learning and critical reviews are key modes of learning in the design studio. The module  is delivered using a combination of lectures and group tutorials, from a ‘live’/streamed design studio in which both on-site and distance participants can see both each other and the work under discussion. This flexible mode allows both staff and students to interact in small study groups, with the freedom for interaction either on- site or from a distance.  Through discussion, critical evaluation and reflection, the student develops a theoretical and conceptual framework for their design. Our teaching utilises a student-centred pedagogic approach which promotes personal, reflective and active engagement with learning and fosters confidence and competence in the communication of ideas.  Clearly defined learning outcomes are constructively aligned with assessment criteria, including the set of transferable skills and mental abilities which the student designer must have entering the workforce.

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessment during the semester is formative, with (i) tutorials which focus on discrete aspects of the learning outcomes pertinent to the design phase, and (ii) periodic design presentations and reviews for which students present their entire developing designs.

Short lectures (linked to the learning outcomes) introduce students to related requirements, knowledge and methods of achieving these outcomes. These lectures and related tasks build on the students’ prior knowledge from earlier years.

90% of summative assessment is at the end of the semester with all outcomes embodied within the design thesis which is presented both graphically and in an accompanying design statement. 

Repeat Assessments

Students that do not pass this module must repeat attend.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
DSGN08068 201900 Interior Architecture Studio V: Thesis Part I

Indicative Syllabus

This module is the second stage of a comprehensive design project:

Group and individual feedback and tutorials, lecturers,  peer forums and seminars with  professionals from the design and related professions, support the students as they complete/ accomplish the following:

  • design development from sketch design to detailed design;
  • final presentation drawings and models;
  • technical drawings and specifications;
  • a design report and justification.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 FINAL DESIGN THESIS SUBMISSION Project Individual Project 90 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
2 Reflective design development portfolio Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % Week 6 5,6,7
3 Consolidated sketch proposal Formative Project - % Week 3 1,3,5,7,9
4 Developed design and draft design report Formative Individual Project - % Week 7 1,3,5,6,7,9
5 detailed design review Formative Individual Project - % Week 12 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Classroom Equipped for OLL. Theoretical input and demonstration in a digitally enabled architectural studio 1 Weekly 1.00
Practical Architectural Studio Design Review, group or individual tutorials 6 Weekly 6.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Design development 17.25 Weekly 17.25
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 7.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Classroom Equipped for OLL. Theoretical input and demonstration in a digitally enabled architectural studio 1 Weekly 1.00
Practical Classroom Equipped for OLL. Design Review, individual or group tutorials 6 Weekly 6.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Design development 17.25 Weekly 17.25
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 7.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Brooker,G., Stone, S. (2008) Basics interior architecture.  Switzerland: AVA.

Brooker, G., Stone, S. (2007) Basics interior architecture: form & structure: the organisation of interior space.  AVA.

Brown, R. (2012) Materials and interior design (portfolio skills).( 1st ed.) Laurence King. 

Coles, J. (2015) The fundamentals of interior architecture. (2nd ed.) Fairchild Books.

Dodsworth, S. & Anderson, S. (2015) The fundamentals of interior design.(2nd rev. ed.) Bloomsbury Publishing.

Farrelly, L. (2008) Representational techniques. AVA

Fiell, C. & Fiell, P. (2012). Design of the 20th Century, Taschen GmbH.

Higgins, J. (2015) Spatial strategies for interior design.(1st ed.) Laurence King Publishing.

Innes, M. (2012) Lighting for interior design (portfolio skills). Laurence King.

Karlen, M., Spangler, C., & Benya, J. R. (2017). Lighting design basics. UK: John Wiley & Sons.

Plunkett, D.,( 2015). Construction and detailing for interior design. Laurence King Publishing.

Storey, S. (2005) Lighting by design. Pavilion Books.

Weir, R. & Coates, A. (2015) Languages of light.(1st ed.) Artifice books on architecture.

Wilhide, E. (2007) Surface and finish. Quadrille Publishing Ltd.

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