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PROJECT FOUR: VEHICLE CABIN

Design the cabin space of a driverless vehicle you can travel and work in. You can choose any vehicle type from SUV to bus, but it must be capable of carrying human passengers. Consider each of the subjects you have learned throughout this part of the course, i.e. scale, views, environment, narrative, anthropometrics etc. HowContinue reading “PROJECT FOUR: VEHICLE CABIN”

EXERCISE 4.19: OUTSIDE INSIDE

Research the benefits of natural planting in our surroundings and make notes. Design an Interior garden space addressing factors of planting type, container design, irrigation, lighting, weight and materials by estimating values. Draw a plan and a sketch perspective. Now do the same for an ‘outdoor room’ with features you’d associate with interiors used inContinue reading “EXERCISE 4.19: OUTSIDE INSIDE”

EXERCISE 4.18: FRAMING VIEWS

Find physical examples or research imagery of well exploited views from interiors to outside or into other internal spaces. Analyse where you feel the opportunity has been fully exploited and why. Also consider views between level changes such as across an atrium space.• How does the viewer interact with the framed view?• Is there aContinue reading “EXERCISE 4.18: FRAMING VIEWS”

EXERCISE 4.17: SOUND

Anyone who has ever been woken up by their rubbish collection knows that noise can negatively affect daily living. Double or triple glazing are an obvious remedy as is separation from noise through areas of landscaping and planting, but the siting of bedrooms or quiet spaces can also be configured with daytime or circulation spacesContinue reading “EXERCISE 4.17: SOUND”

EXERCISE 4.16: SUN PATH

The sun provides a default form of lighting, but improperly positioned windows, partitions and rooms with little regard to changing sun rays can lead to either dark and gloomy interiors or glare, overheated spaces and sun damage if it is not controlled. However, if it is exploited well in the right climate, it can giveContinue reading “EXERCISE 4.16: SUN PATH”

TOPIC 13: EMOTION

EXERCISE 4.15: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ENVIRONMENTS Use Picture Research or find a real interior space that conveys a distinct mood or feeling. It could be cosy, grand, creepy or subdued or anything else. Take one image or photo of the space and rework it to enhance that central feeling with quality of line, light/shade andContinue reading “TOPIC 13: EMOTION”

EXERCISE 4.14: ROLE

Write a paragraph in your learning log on the role of the ‘interior’ in the design and construction process, discussing where it begins and ends. Architects consider interiors, so when should an interior designer begin to work on a project? Is an interior ‘set’ by the architecture around it? What is the difference between architectContinue reading “EXERCISE 4.14: ROLE”

EXERCISE 4.13: JUXTAPOSITION

Create a sketch concept design for a structure with a distinct use, to sit within the large interior space of an existing listed building. It cannot damage the fabric of the building or fix to its floor walls or ceiling. Produce a simple plan and sectional drawings and one or two imagined perspective sketches. ItContinue reading “EXERCISE 4.13: JUXTAPOSITION”

EXERCISE 4.12: DEFINING SPACE

Find ways to define space apart from using walls. Explore alternatives such as drapes, screens, sliding elements, lighting, furniture, materials and level changes. An area rug is the quickest, easiest way to define a space. The right one will pull the space together and make it feel warmer, cozier, and more inviting. Room dividers are great forContinue reading “EXERCISE 4.12: DEFINING SPACE”

TOPIC 12: NARRATIVE

EXERCISE 4.11: ENTRANCES AND EXITS Research five examples of entrances or exits by identifying, documenting, and reflecting on their characteristics. Consider, how they signal themselves? Do they draw you in? Do they point the way out? Are they welcoming? How do they introduce you to the space? Is there a single threshold or an ante-chamber?Continue reading “TOPIC 12: NARRATIVE”

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