Theory People and Object

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

3. Course contents *

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.