Comprised of two parts –
Part 1 BUILDING TYPOLOGY
WHY > Designing interiors demands that you start to think about the categories of buildings. Here, we’re calling this ‘building typologies’ You need to become aware of these as you progress on the IED programme.
TASK > Use a good quality digital camera (on your phone or actual camera), and record a minimum of 50 images – that’s 10 images for each of the five building typologies you choose from list A below.
Be especially careful in how you compose these sets of images. Remember, you are on the web, most of our pc’s laptops etc., see things in landscape so think carefully about this. Use your ‘macro’ tool on your camera / smart phone. This is the small icon that looks like a flower.
List A. > BUILDING TYPOLOGIES
PICK A ‘MIN’ OF 5 BUILDING TYPOLOGIES + DO ‘MIN’ OF 10 PHOTOGRAPHS OF EACH BUILDING TYPE.
Religious (churches, mosques, synagogues etc )
Health (hospitals, doctors surgeries, dentists, etc )
Commercial (shops, snack bars)
Residential (house, flat, maisonette, castle)
Educational (kindergarden, school, college, university, )
Industrial (factories, manufacture, workshops, etc)
Recreational (pubs, clubs, sports, etc)
Cultural (museums, galleries, etc)
Part 2 MATERIALITY
WHY > all good interior designers tend to be obsessed, excited and sometimes plain weird when it comes to materials. To be good at what you do you need to get ‘into’ materials.
TASK > Asks you to construct an abstract object / sculpture / artefact in any materials and to any scale.
Complete this object. Photograph this and then add the images to your wordpress website / blog. Go to http://wordpress.com/. Take as many images as you like. No need to bring it to the studio unless you feel ken to do so folks.
Consider how your abstract object / sculpture / artefact evokes the qualities of any 1 of the materials from list B below
Trust your instincts here too: each material evokes certain emotional and qualitative descriptions as well as confirming certain quantitative attributes. You can play with these through word-play to get you started
List B > MATERIALS
Rubber / Glass / Timber / Stone / Plastic / Metal