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Detail Design ︎Tectonics 2

IDES 328
Spring 2020 ︎

Interior Design

Heather Scott Peterson

Work by BID student Naira Petrosian

The design of constructed environments often begins with analytical gestures, such as diagramming, and works its way toward resolution in material reality and tectonic logics. These methodological positions can limit, or even censor, the material behaviors and intrinsic qualities of particular types of matter from participating—actively or generatively—in the condition of their own jurisdiction. This course will expose students to a broad sweep of material qualities: solid and liquid, rigid and ductile, additive and subtractive, animal, mineral and vegetal; with the intention of developing their sensibilities to the performativity and métier of materials and fabrication processes. The primary—and conventional—materials of interior detailing are often attributed to ceramics (tile, wet fixtures), metals (hardware, lighting), and textiles (curtains, upholstery). This course will explore existing and experimental techniques of fabrication and joinery in these three realms for the first half of the term. Alongside each of these material investigations, we will look at forms of representation related to notions audience (designer, fabricator, client, critic, etc.) and attempt to expand the potential for representational types to communicate methods of making, fabrication, assembly, and material constitution. The second half of the term will be devoted to self-directed projects which will seek to conjugate two material techniques from previous investigations into an architectural detail or spatial element.

Work by BID student Naira Petrosian

Catalog Description

This course studies materials and methods of detailing, fabrication, documentation and specification for custom work. Emphasis is placed on detailing as a design process. Students learn detailing techniques through research, observation and architectural documentation of non-structural elements of contemporary or modern design. Elements observed and documented may range from furniture and interior casework to non-structural, exterior building elements (custom screens, trellis, etc.). Materials and their integration, application, and/or connections are emphasized. Students are directed through research, conceptual design/diagramming, schematic design, and design development to the final production of a comprehensive project documenting design resolutions of a given project through detailed technical drawings and models.