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Undergraduate Course: Interior Design 2B: Change of Use (DESI08114)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course further defines and reinforces developing interior design skills relating to adaptation and reuse of existing buildings.
Course description Students will be given an existing building to investigate in relation to its location in the immediate built environment and within the wider city context. They will be expected to research its historic background, as well as analyse, and draw it to scale.

They will be provided with a Brief requiring a change of use of the building which challenges the existing layout and fabric (for example transformation of an open plan space like a gallery into cellular accommodation such as a hotel).

Students will prepare outline proposals in sketch or other communicative form for discussion and reflection. During an iterative process they will prepare final project proposals including plans and sections of proposals, simple materials specification, more detailed information for a particular element of the proposals in drawing and/or model form to scale.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course is only available to students on the Interior Design Degree Programme in the School of Design.
Additional Costs Basic model making materials (cardboard, glue etc.) and general A3 printing approximately £20 max
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  18
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 2, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 4.5, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 12, External Visit Hours 2, Formative Assessment Hours 0.5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 175 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% weighting consisting of: A digital portfolio and a research blog containing sketches, plans and sections of existing and proposed building layout, basic material specification, detail drawings and exploratory 3D models, all presented in a coherent graphical manner.

All three Learning Outcomes are equally weighted in the assessment of components
Feedback Formative feedback and Assessment:
Group tutorials will include verbal and/or written and drawn feedback from peers and staff on a weekly basis.
Mid-semester, students will submit a self-evaluation form and formative submission document upload, and be given verbal formative feedback on their formative submission and work to date.

Summative Feedback and Assessment:
At the end of the course students will submit a final edited portfolio of work and a self-evaluation form, and be given written feedback and grades on their work submitted.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a response to the project brief through the exploration of a wide range of relevant interior design perspectives theories and approaches.
  2. Show how research concepts have been explored in relation to final proposals using rigorous, creative and imaginative investigation.
  3. Present using a variety of appropriate techniques to realise design outcomes, which are communicated in a professional, reflective and clear manner.
Reading List
Stone, S and Brooker, G., Re-readings: Interior Architecture and the Design Principles of Remodelling Existing Buildings, RIBA Publishing, 2014
Francoise Bollack, Kenneth Frampton, Old Buildings, New Forms, Monacelli Press, 2013
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Space surveying, drawing to scale, researching precedents, preparation of presentation drawings and models, introduction to branding, introduction to materials specification.
KeywordsSurveying,scale drawing,developing of brief,branding,materials,designing in section,lighting
Course organiserMr Andrew Siddall
Course secretaryMiss Barbara Bianchi
Tel: (0131 6)51 5736
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