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ARCH7001 - Commercial Design Theory

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Title:Commercial Design Theory
Long Title:Commercial Design Theory
Module Code:ARCH7001
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Architecture & Urban Environment
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Next Review Date: April 2024
Module Coordinator: Samuel Vardy
Module Author: MARC O RIAIN
Module Description: This module provides an intermediate level of insight into the historical development of Office, Hotel & Retail design sectors. It focuses on the historical background to current design methods and application techniques in Interior schemes.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Recognise the historical evolution and social influences on the design development of Office, Hotel and Retail interiors.
LO2 Interpret how historical change can be contextualised in contemporary design.
LO3 Articulate spatial solutions, servicing, circulation and technological impacts within Hotel, Retail and Office interiors.
LO4 Criticise, critique and speculate on retail strategies or theories.
LO5 Design a commercial interior using best practice in Office, Hotel or Retail
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

14175 ARCH6078 Architectural History
14211 ARCH6080 Design Theory History
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
Not applicable
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

Students enrolling on this course will need a fundamental knowledge of Orthographic drawing to complete assignments.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Hotels Design
Roman hotel/Spa hotel origins up to contemporary hotel design - including medieval crusade inns, early French regulations, Japanese and Middle Eastern, early American, taverns, inns, hotels, the development of star ratings, 19th century American large scale hotels and service, post-war motels, reinvigorating spa and destination hotels, apart-hotels, boutique hotels and modern standards in hotels.
Office Design
Historical development from the impact of the industrial revolution, technology in the office space, Taylorism, the move to open plan, cubicle design, SAD, teleworking, the mobile office and contemporary interior issues in the office space. Office design application: design case studies from the office - space-planning, new concepts in deconstructing office areas. Building standards and accessibility issues.
Retail Design
History of retail, Greek agora - present day. Retail design principles and application. Greek agoras, Roman forums, medieval markets, guild halls, arcades, technology and retail in the 17th-20th centuries, department stores, destination shopping, online retail, the role of bricks and mortar in retail today, obsolescence in design and retail, branding, flow patterns, experience, retail layouts, store design, demographic variations, interior planning and customer journeys, planograms, merchandising and signage. The retail element will be reflected in Studio projects.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Design Project 1: Hotel Bedroom or retail design project 1,2,3 30.0 Week 4
Project Design Project 2: Space planning for an office layout 2,3,5 35.0 Week 8
Essay Design Essay 1,4 35.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Design Theory 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Group Tutorial 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent Learning 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Design theory 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Group Tutorial 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent Learning 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Cerver, Francisco Asensio 2004, Ultimate Hotel Design, teNeuves Publishing Group Düsseldorf [ISBN: 3-8238-4594-2]
  • van Meel, Juriaan 2000, The European Office: Office Design and National Context, Blackwell London [ISBN: 9789064503825]
  • Yee, Roger 2005, Hotel and Restaurant Design, Blackwell London [ISBN: 1584710853]
  • Lynne Mesher 2010, Basics Interior Design, AVA Switzerland [ISBN: 978-2940411221]
  • Peter Coleman 2006, Shopping environments, Elsevier [ISBN: 978-0750660013]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Pile, Frederick John 2005, A History of Interior Design, Barnes & Noble London [ISBN: 1856694186]
  • Kield, Robert 1998, Advance in Applied Social Psychology, Lawrence Erlbaum London [ISBN: 0898590272]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Dwight, Helen Reid 2007, Social Psychology, The Journal of Social Psychology, January 2007
  • Gardner, Carl 1990, The Rise of Retail Culture, The Journal of Design History, Volume 3 no 2-3
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_DINAR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Interior Architecture 4 Elective
CR_DIARC_7 Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture 4 Elective

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