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ARCH6088 - Materials & Finishes

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Title:Materials & Finishes
Long Title:Materials & Finishes
Module Code:ARCH6088
 
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: Anne Rogers
Module Description: This modules explores in detail materials & finishes for domestic and non-domestic interior architecture projects. It investigates aesthetic & functional properties, and how their selection will inform design strategies and define interior spaces.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Illustrate an understanding of the impact material & finishes selection has on the character of interior spaces and how they are experienced.
LO2 Identify a range of suitable materials & finishes and their application & assembly; in a scaled, dimensioned & annotated technical drawing.
LO3 Communicate a coherent materials & finishes strategy for a detailed interior architecture project.
LO4 Integrate relevant regulations and standards in the selection of 'fit for purpose' materials & finishes.
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).

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.
No incompatible modules listed
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.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Principles
Principles of materials and finishes specification specifically for interior architecture projects. Emphasis is on research & analysis of exemplary architecture and interiors to understand their context, selection, application and classification.
Materials and Finishes
Exploration of materials and finishes including; timber, stone, ceramics, vinyls, polymers, natural and composite materials etc. and their relationship to the character of design studio projects.
Building Regulations
Understanding and application of the relevant regulations & standards in the selection of 'fit for purpose and appropriate materials & finishes.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Illustrate an understanding of materials & finishes selection in plan, section & detail for Design Studio - Project 1. 1,2 40.0 Week 5
Project Develop an overall design strategy for materials & finishes selection for Design Studio - Project 2, with all relevant drawings & specifications. 1,2,3,4 60.0 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 Lecture based learning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Completion of project assignments 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 Lecture based learning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Completion of project assignments 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
  • Rachel Brown & Lorraine Farrelly 2012, Materials and Interior Design, Laurence King [ISBN: 9871856697590]
  • David Kent Ballast 2010, Interior Detailing Concept to Cnstruction, Wiley [ISBN: 978047050497]
  • Chris Grimley & Mimi Love 2018, The Interior Design Reference + Specification Book, Updated & Revised Ed., Rockport Publishers [ISBN: 9781631593802]
  • Rob Thompson 2013, The Manufacturing Guides - Sustainable Materials, Processes and Production, Thames & Hudson [ISBN: 9780500290712]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

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

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