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

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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 existing/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 the new function.

Research will include contextual site analysis to provide a shared resource for the duration of the project to include site data and drawings, alongside rigorous exploration of the relevant sector.

Students will practice autonomy, defining their own precise brief, to determine an appropriate rationale for the interior and its users.

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

They will deliver a comprehensive package of work, to include concept sketches and exploratory models as evidence of their design process. Final proposals will include a detailed set of technical drawings and 3D visuals, 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 This course is only available to students on a Degree Programme in the School of Design
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 design responses.
  2. Demonstrate a critical awareness of three-dimensional design, through structured and transparent processes and methodologies, which begin to position your own practice.
  3. Realise Interior Design project solutions in drawn and model form, using a range of techniques and advanced skills.
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 Iterative Design Process, Spatial Understanding, Technical Drawing, 3D Visualisation
Course organiserMs Gina Olsson
Course secretaryMiss Barbara Bianchi
Tel: (0131 6)51 5736
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