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Undergraduate Course: Interior Design 3B: Design Studio (DESI10070)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will challenge the students to develop a project brief within a complex and/or multi-functional space/site or series of spaces. Throughout the design process students will be required to rigorously test out proposals and reflect critically on their decision making process.
Course description The course will focus on an historic site and students will be required to carry out detailed research and analysis into past and present use to provide a clear rationale in consideration of a suitable new function

Group work will allow in-depth site survey, location analysis and demographic studies (where applicable), to provide a shared resource for the duration of the project. Including data, site model and existing sets of drawings.

Students will then individually decide on a direction to support the brief, to determine an appropriate function for the space.

Students will learn how to demonstrate competence in large-scale planning, spatial layout, and (vertical) circulation, making connections in and between spaces inside and out.

They will deliver a comprehensive package of work, to include concept sketches and evidence design process. Final proposals will include a detailed set of technical drawings, rendered visuals, & models, with a strong focus on section and three-dimensional spatial understanding.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Basic model making materials (cardboard, glue etc.) and general printing for interim and final submissions, model making materials for sketch and final scale models as required - approx. 45 (note: this may not cover all students own generated printing/model making during design stage).
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesOnly open to Visiting Students admitted direct to the Interior Design 3rd year as part of that department's portfolio of existing exchange agreements.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Evaluate and respond to a body of research, drawing on a wide range of sources to formulate appropriate responses.
  2. Develop a critical understanding of the use of a range of techniques and advanced skills in relation to three-dimensional awareness.
  3. Realise Interior Design project solutions through structured and transparent methodologies.
Reading List
Brooker, G & Stone, S. Re-readings: Interior Architecture and the Design Principles of Remodelling Existing Buildings. RIBA Publishing. (2004)

Ross, A. Hetred, J. Baden-Powell, C. Architects Pocket Book (4E). Routledge (2011)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Group Working, Iterative Design Process, Spatial Understanding, Technical Drawing.
Course organiserMs Gina Leith
Course secretaryMs Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
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