This course consists of four parts: Toolbox Methodology 1, Philosphy, Timeline History1 and Design Communication 1.
Toolbox Methodology 1: (Marjan Michels, Nathalie Vallet)
We start with a brief introduction on types of research and research methods followed by a general introduction to design methodology and an overall explanation of design processes. In addition, ample attention is given to the use of different types of sources.
Philosophy: (Gustaaf Cornelis)
Thematic approach to philosophy with special attention to argumentation, aesthetics, ethics (in particular science ethics), philosophy of science, philosophical views on space and time. Currents treated with depth: presocrats, aristorelism, enlightenment, phemonology, existentialism, positivism, structuralism. Attention to argumentation.
Timeline History 1: (Caterina Verdickt)
Interiors and their evolution are situated into a global historical frame of reference. We discuss the role of technical and scientific innovation, social change, philosophical currents and cultural differences, and their interrelationships.
Design Communication 1: (Johan Nackaerts, Gert Van Echelpoel Stefan Martens, Stefan Dherdt, Eveline Slijper)
You get an overview of the basic characteristics of different analogue and digital presentation techniques. These are used in the presentation and illustration of plans. The principles of projection drawing and scale modelling are taught. By sketching you learn how to think spatial and how to show architectural details. 3D CAID component is implemented in a preliminary way through the design of an object.