KA4018 - Interior Architecture Project 1.2

What will I learn on this module?

Advancing your understanding of the principles, practices and theoretical motivations of the design process forms the core learning activity within this module. You will combine your developing appreciation and interpretation of concepts and ideas with an understanding of the needs of users and individuals within a designed environment and how physical context, narrative and spatial awareness inform ideas with set project briefs. Your will learn to develop design solutions that respond to a given set of interior conditions relating to space, place, form, language and materiality. Within your project work you will develop your critical learning skills, your reflective attitude to design solutions and your application of two and three-dimensional representation to refine and convey your ideas.

How will I learn on this module?

This design project module will be delivered using a combination of individual and group tutorials, workshops and set project work. Where applicable, projects will include site visits within the local. Presentations will introduce project briefs and associated thematic information, seminars will help you to develop your visual communication skills and studio-based tutorials support you through your learning journey. The participatory weekly design tutorial provides you with a forum to discuss personal or group progress and your associated project work. Tutors will provide you with formative feedback in a variety of forms to support you in your personal reflection and with the progression of your project work. Directed learning will allow you to research any thematic issues raised within your tutorials, independent learning will allow you to investigate your own themes in response and being situated within the design studios will help you to develop peer learning and peer support skills.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be supported through scheduled weekly tutorials as the primary conduit for your design project discussion where you will receive formative feedback from your tutor. In addition, progress reviews at key intervals form collegiate occasions for further guidance and formative assessment of your work. Periods of self-directed and peer learning are essential for personal research, creative explorational and development of project work whilst our open-door policy allows you to seek further support should you need it.
Direct participation in design tutorials, group discussion and associated taught content is essential to your development. The formative feedback you receive each week can be in a variety of forms; verbal, written and drawn, and is provided throughout the duration of the module. Written feedback will be provided at summative assessment points to help you reflect, develop and learn. In addition, project briefs, presentations, relevant associated module information and reading lists will be uploaded to the eLearning Portal (Blackboard), so that you can access module content when you need to. The university library offers support through its extensive physical and on-line resources, through e-reading lists, guidance on developing academic study skills and with IT support, as provided by the Ask4Help facility.

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 to develop design solutions.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
IPSA 1. Communicate effectively through an appropriate use of oral, written, graphic and modelling skills.

IPSA 2. Recognise design constraints to generate, test and develop ideas into appropriate design solutions.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
PVA 1. Demonstrate personal development in terms of self-motivation, management, confidence and imagination, allowing you to develop an enquiring, disciplined and open mind.

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 a single submitted design project covering all MLO’s …
Interior Architecture Project 1.2

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





Module abstract

This project-based module further develops your design process knowledge and its application within set design investigations. You will develop your holistic design and visual communication skills further as you broaden your interior architecture project work, exploring design contexts and contemporary interior architectural thinking. Increasing your design awareness will further encourage you to be more detailed in your use of 2D and 3D design communication and your physical making skills. Small scale design-based investigations will help you to build upon previously acquired creative critical thought, experimentation and independent judgement, within design propositions that will explore specific interior conditions, the needs of individuals within a designed environment and themes associated with place, form, language and materiality. You will learn to develop focussed precedent analysis as you further develop an attitude to climate awareness and ethic, socially sustainable practice within your design solutions.

Course info

UCAS Code W251

Credits 40

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 2024 or September 2025

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