KA4022 - Interior Architecture Projects 1

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What will I learn on this module?

This module focuses on design project activities and aims to provide you with the opportunity to experience the practices and processes of design in relation to built interior space, in more detail through set design briefs for intended users. Through the production of appropriate interior architecture proposals, you will generate design solutions which satisfy set spatial and functional requirements and enable you to respond effectively as an individual and as part of a team. Through project work you will be introduced to design method, the dynamics of interior environments and practical communication skills in two and three-dimensional representation. Namely you will develop an introductory awareness of:

? Site research and analysis
? Precedence research
? Design method and ideas
? Ergonomics
? Spatial diagramming and planning
? Concept modelling
? Design development and modelling
? Sketch design proposition
? Communication and presentation

How will I learn on this module?

The module will be delivered to you through studio based design projects authentic to real world situations. You will be taught by means of a combination of individual and group tutorials, supported by workshops and project focused seminars. Lectures will be used to introduce design projects and theories relevant to project work. Design project briefs and weekly sheets will support you through guided learning. You will work in groups and individually within the set design projects and you will begin to foster independent learning skills to manage your time, design process and problem solving skills through subject development, personal enquiry and reflection.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be supported with weekly guidance during group and individual tutorials, at which you will discuss and explain how and why your design proposals are developing in a particular manner. You will be assisted through regular progress reviews as formative assessment on an individual and group basis, where you are encouraged to participate in peer discussions. Feedback on formative and summative assignments will be offered in verbal, written and drawn forms which will provide advice for further development and appraisal of your work and performance. Directed learning will allow you to research issues raised in tutorials and independent learning will enable you to investigate your own interests and ideas. All project material will be available on the eLearning Portal (eLP) so that you can access information electronically when you need to and we operate an open door policy to help support your learning when it is needed most. The university library offers support for all students through its catalogue and an Ask4Help online service.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:

KU 1. Apply knowledge of and insight into the process of design within interpretive solutions to design problems.

KU 2. Assemble, analyse and integrate information systematically by way of an interior architectural solution to a brief.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

IPSA 1. Communicate effectively in appropriate media and presentations using oral, written, 2D graphic and 3D modelling methods.

IPSA 2. Generate, test and develop an idea into an appropriate design solution and evaluate the consequences.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

PVA 1. Demonstrate an enquiring and disciplined approach to studies with imagination, self-motivation and personal appraisal.

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment will take place within regular tutorials and at interim reviews to provide ongoing developmental guidance and reflection within each of the projects, towards all module learning outcomes.

Summative assessment is of the 2 submitted components;

1. Interior Architecture Project 1 (40%)
MLO: KU1, KU2, IPSA1, IPSA2, PVA1

2. Interior Architecture Project 2 (60%)
MLO: KU1, KU2, IPSA1, IPSA2, PVA1

Feedback will be offered in verbal, written and drawn form which will provide advice for further development and a critical appraisal of work and performance. Moderation of summative assessment will take place in portfolio reviews at the end of the module.

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

Within this design module your focus will be on the initial development and understanding of the processes involved within interior architectural design and adaptive reuse. You will be provided with an opportunity to experience the challenges and rigours of your first independent attempts at designing to set briefs in an authentic setting. You will be exposed to the principles of design through staged projects aimed at developing an introductory understanding of the interior architecture discipline. On this module you will focuses on three key elements; firmness, commodity and delight, which are brought together in the design and construction of small scale environments. Further design projects build upon this and allow you to continue to explore and exploit the first principles of architectural strategies and interventions for building adaption and creative reuse. You will undertake most of your design work in studio, working in small groups and individually to create solutions to set design briefs. You will receive verbal, written and drawn feedback and assessment on your design project work in two ways; formatively within regular tutorials and at strategic stages to provide on-going guidance, and summatively at the end of each project to establish opportunity for reflection and independent learning.

Course info

UCAS Code W251

Credits 30

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Architecture and Built Environment

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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