Course Code : | 1017FOWIAR |

Study domain: | Interior Architecture |

Academic year: | 2019-2020 |

Semester: | 1st semester |

Contact hours: | 88 |

Credits: | 9 |

Study load (hours): | 252 |

Contract restrictions: | No contract restriction |

Language of instruction: | Dutch |

Exam period: | exam in the 1st semester |

Lecturer(s) | Michel Corthaut Stijn Verwulgen Iris Van der Schueren Caterina Verdickt Philip Theys Selin Geerinckx |

At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:

an active knowledge of

general notion of the basic concepts of

specific prerequisites for this course

- competences corresponding the final attainment level of secondary school

an active knowledge of

- Dutch

- French
- English

- general knowledge of the use of a PC and the Internet

general notion of the basic concepts of

-Terminology from the professional field of interior design.

-Different types of research.

-Graphic presentation.

-Trigonometry.

specific prerequisites for this course

-The student is capable of drawing design sketches on a basic level.

-The student is capable of analysing and understanding visual footage on a basic level.

- Furniture Construction: The student has the ability to give examples of furniture construction and is capable of motivating his/her own applications.
- Furniture Construction: The student can judge pieces of furniture based on their construction and function and is able to read furniture drawings, to improve these drawings and to further optimize these.
- Ergonomics: you can recognize ergonomic parameters and gain insight on the application of these parameters.
- Form and Structure: you can develop spatial insight by combining ribs, surfaces, volume and void and you can conceptualize this in 3D exercises
- Form and Structure: based on different architectonic basic figures and their combinations, you can create spatial compositions
- Form and Structure: you can implement knowledge on form and structure on an abstract level.
- Form and Structure: you can aplply formal possibilities of the concepts of relationship and rhythm
- Math for Designers: you can recognize ratios in plain and spatial patterns.
- Math for Designers: you can express isometries in terms of descriptive and analytical geometry.
- Math for Designers: you can analyze symmetry patterns of plane and spatial objects.
- Math for Designers: you can recognize surfaces in design artefacts.
- Math for Designers: you can recognize conic sections and their parameters.
- History Timeline 2: you can accurately place interiors on a history timeline and situate them in their historical context;
- History Timeline 2: you can make simple connections between interior architecture and cultural-social context and technological developments
- History Timeline 2: you can explain why and how the design discipline evolved in history.
- Math: The student recognizes and constructs arithmetic, geometric and harmonic rows and series and can compute their characteristics.
- Math: The student knows Platonic and Archimedian solids and connection withsymmetry groups.
- Math: The student knows conic sections: characteristics in descriptive and analytical geometry and applications.
- Math: The student generates symmetrie patterns using symmetry groups.
- Furniture Construction: you can recognize solid wood as the most basic material for furniture constructions
- Furniture Construction: you can gain insight into applications of solid wood
- Furniture Construction: you can apply, draw and design simple furniture constructions from solid wood
- Ergonomics: you can gain insight into the interactions between ergonomics and designs
- Ergonomics: you can acquire knowledge of simple processes and actions in the human-machine environment
- Ergonomics: you can acquire knowledge on basic rules of ergonomic of furniture and interiors

This course consists of the following exams: Furniture Construction, Ergonomics, Math for Designers-Form-Structure, Timeline History 2.

**Furniture Construction** (Philip Theys)

The students are accustomed to/ made familiar with the specific identities, structure and detailling of simple pieces of furniture and objects. The knowledege of materials, principles of construction and their applications in the field of sheet material (and partly also solid wood) is transmitted through examples. We stimulate the critical sense of observation and analysis of these simple pieces of furniture and their construction; the main goal is to be able to draw a simple piece of furniture/ an object, composed of wooden sheet material (and if needed with parts made out of solid wood).

**Ergonomics **(Iris Van der Schueren)

In this course the discipline focuses on the interaction between the human being and his environment. The students examine in an empiric way, the ergonomic data of spaces, functions related with living and the human being itself. The results of this examination are documented and bundled in a synoptic manner.

**Math for Designers, Form, Structure **

Math for Designers (Stijn Verwulgen)

In this course we will make the student familiar with often used properties and often used shapes and transformations. These can be used to study patterns and tesselations of the plane. We also look at polyhedra and their properties. We then study conic sections in 2D and look at mathematical surfaces and interesting 3D-objects, like quadrics and ruled surfaces.

Form & Structure (Iris Van der Schueren)

In this course two-and three-dimensional characteristics of form and structure (transformations, regular and irregular forms) will be discussed by means of exercises and investigated by hands-on scale models.

Timeline History 2 (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.

The course has an international dimension.

Class contact teachingLectures Practice sessions Seminars/Tutorials

Personal workExercises Assignments Individually Assignments In group

Design studioIndividually

Design studioIn group

**5.3 Facilities for working students ***

Classroom activities

Personal work

Design studio

Design studio

Classroom activities

- Practica: free to choose the group division

For the course Form and Structure, part of the course Math for Designers, Form & Structure, all credits are to be earned designing the model. There is no second assessment possible.

Examination

Van den Bergh, J., syllabus Ruimtelijke Structuur en Vorm, available from Universitas.

Symens, S., syllabus Wiskunde, available from Universitas.

Theys P.: syllabus Materiaal en Constructie 1 voor M 3 TS1, available from Universitas

Mens en Maat over de ergonomie van de ruimte –2010 - Maarten Wijk ISBN 978-90-78094-25-8 Uitgeverij stili Novi - (available Universitas)

Francis DK. Ching Interior Design Illustrated –2012 - ISBN 978-1-118-09071-8–Uitgeverij John Wiley & Sons, Inc (available Universitas)

The following study material can be studied freely:

Langerock, B. (2011), Wiskunde voor Ontwerpers, verkrijgbaar bij Universitas.

Critchlow, K. (2000), Order in space, Thames & Hudson.

Joly, L. (1975), Structure,

Salvadori, M. (1963), Structure and architecture, Prentice Hall.

Wenniger, M.J. (1975), Polyhedron models, Cambridge University press.

Wenniger, M.J. (1999), Spherical models, Dover publications.

Woodson, Tilman, Human factors design handbook, 0-07-071768-0

Nutsch Wolfgang (2006 en later): Handbuch der Konstruktion: Mobel und Einbauschranke DVA Munchen

Maarten Wijk en Ita Luten, Tussen mens en plek, 90-407-2222-6

Ontwerpen voor iedereen –Universal Design Toolkit –Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Gelijke kansen (2006) ‘Ontwerpen voor Iedereen’, Universal Design Toolkit - Uitgever H. Van der Poorten

Neufert Architects’ Data –4th edition - 2012 - ISBN 978-1-4051-9253-8–Wiley-Blackwell

Het Getal, de menselijke maat in de historie - 2017 - ISBN 978-94-6295-664-3 - WJM Gerver Universitaire Pers Maastricht

Handboek ergonomie –human Factors –2015 - ISBN 978-94-6215-2137 –Uitgeverij Vakmedianet, Alphen aan den Rijn

De menselijke maat –1994 - A.J.H. Haak, ir.D. Leever-van der Burgh ISBN 90-6275-048-6 Uitgeverij Delft University Pres

lecturer: Michel Corthaut michel.corthaut@uantwerpen.be

teachers: Philip Theys philip.theys@uantwerpen.be

Iris Van der Schueren iris.vanderschueren@uantwerpen.be

Stijn Verwulgen stijn.verwulgen@uantwerpen.be

Caterina Verdickt caterina.verdickt@uantwerpen.be