20 credits at level HE4
Designers need to be able to show ideas in a visual format as Hughes (2009) says to speak without opening their mouths. Scale drawing / technical drawing is one established international way in which interior designers show ideas and convey information. The aims of this module are to equip you with deeper understanding and competence in those practical skills, in particular the ways to present your concepts and designs. Working on paper, you will learn how to draw accurately and to scale. Like any method of communication, there are recognised conventions in this case examples are symbols and line type. You will find out what those are and how and when to use them. The appropriate information needs to be included within your work, together with the correct vocabulary. Technical drawing gives you a concise, effective and economical way to communicate your designs to other professionals in the field, regardless of language spoken or geographical location.
The skill of accurately measuring buildings will also be developed as this forms the basis of an accurately drawn scheme.
Basic design principals including efficient space planning and other issues affecting the final design will be explored. These will include some aspects of health and safety, construction and legislation.
Transferable skills are those you can carry with you throughout the programme and this module provides the framework for future modules and presentations, in particular the way you will need to present your concepts and designs on paper. This will also provide a good grounding for work on Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems in other modules on your programme.
You will cover a number of subjects in this module such as:
Drawing materials and technical drawing equipment
Use of survey equipment to achieve accurate measured surveys
Technical drawing, lettering skills and techniques using architectural scales
The production of accurate presentation and technical drawings
Drawing using orthographic, isometric and axonometric projections, freehand and perspective.
Rendering drawings and sketches for client presentations
Introduction to basic design principles and constraints on design; space planning; circulation
Introduction to basic legislation which affects design; Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM) ; fire escape issues
The module will be delivered through a mixture of lectures, practicals, demonstrations, tutorials and workshops. You will have the opportunity to develop and enhance your skills within a Drawing Studio environment.
The module will be assessed through three pieces of coursework. Two of those are primarily focused on the production of drawings produced using manual drawing techniques and based upon accurate survey information. This will give you the opportunity to produce and present your own designs. the third is an in-class assesment of skills developed throughout this module.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Be able to produce 2D/3D drawings and layout designs to recognised scales||
1.1 Prepare an accurate drawing to scale, from a design brief,
1.2 Annotate the drawing in 1.1 in the accepted convention.
|2.||Be able to measure rooms accurately and use measuring/survey equipment.||2.1 Accurately measure and draw to scale, plans and elevations of a room and typical furniture.|
|3.||Be able to annotate correctly and use the appropriate drawing conventions and be able to render and annotate client/presentation/production drawings to a legible standard.
3.1 Add the appropriate text and hatching/rendering.
3.2 Produce hand drawn presentation drawings to an acceptable standard for a 1st year student.
3.3 Produce hand drawn technical drawings to an acceptable standard for a 1st year student.
|4.||Be able to use the correct scale and include the appropriate information for a contractor.||4.1 Produce suitably annotated drawings for production information.|
|5.||Be aware of health and safety legislation, especially the Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations.
Be able to appreciate the need for safe working.
5.1 Be able to discuss and justify the impact of health and safety legislation on professional practice.
5.2 Identify risks associated with design and construction work and suggest ways to make working practices safer
|6.||To appreciate the importance of good design through good space planning and basic design principles, including technical feasibility.||6.1 Be able to produce annotated presentation and technical 2D/3D sketches, demonstrating and justifying plausible spatial considerations.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Formative: Survey a given space and produce a portfolio of annotated 2D drawings||Summative: Produce a portfolio of annotated 3D rendered drawings||Summative: In-class time-constrained test on areas covered by the syllabus|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Thompson, A. (1993) An Introduction to Construction Drawing, 1st Edition, Edward Arnold.
Littlefield , D. (2008) Metric Handbook: Planning and Design Data. Oxford: Architectural Press
Reekie. F, (1995) Architectural Drawing, 4th Edition. London: Architectural Press
Powell, D., (1990) Presentation Techniques - A Guide To Drawing and Presenting Design Ideas, London: Macdonald,
Spankie , R. (2009) Basics Interior Architecture: Drawing out the Interior. Lausanne, Switzerland: AVA Academia
Hughes, A. (2008). Interior Design Drawing. Marlborough, England: Crowood Press
Plunkett, D. (2009) Drawing for Interior Design (Portfolio Series) London: Laurence King
The government site for CDM: www.hse.gov.uk/construction/cdm.htm
Practical advice for information regarding CDM: www.cdm-regulations-uk.co.uk/
|Host Subject Group:||Art and Design|
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