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ARCH6089 - 3D Design:Furniture

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Title:3D Design:Furniture
Long Title:3D Design:Furniture
Module Code:ARCH6089
 
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: Martin Boylan
Module Description: This module offers an introduction to furniture design (freestanding and fitted) with a strong emphasis on ergonomics,functionality and aesthetics
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify and evaluate relevant precedent,the ergonomic and functional requirements of a specific piece of furniture and material appropriateness.
LO2 Progress an inital design concept through sketch/drawings in conjunction with 3D sketch model.
LO3 Produce a series of rendered presentation drawings and simple detail drawings to communicate their design.
LO4 Produce scaled models to a presentation standard which communicate their proposed design in terms of scale,form,materiality and colour.
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
3D Design: Furniture, Projects
This elective module consists of two projects,the design of a free standing and fitted piece of furniture respectively.On analysis of the brief the student progresses a design from inital concept to a resolved design proposal through sketch and sketch model while considering the following: context,function,scale,ergonomics,materials,construction,colour and target market.Presenting their proposal through rendered orthographic drawings, visuals and a scaled model.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Design a freestanding piece of furniture,research and evaluate: precedent,context,function,material and construction options.Develope through sketch and sketch model to arrive at a resolved design proposal which unites functionality and aesthetic 1,2,3,4 45.0 Week 6
Project Design a fitted piece of furniture,research and evaluate: precedent,context,function,material and construction options. Develop through sketch and sketch model to arrive at a resolved design proposal which unites functionality and aesthetics 1,2,3,4 55.0 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
Tutorial Studio based learning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Research and development of elective project 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
Tutorial Studio based learning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Research and development of elective project 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
  • Christopher Stuart 2011, DIY Furniture, Laurence King Publishing [ISBN: 978-1-85669-7]
  • Fiell,Charlotte and Peter 2000, 1000 Chairs, 1st Ed., Taschen [ISBN: 3-8228-5760-2]
  • Fiell,Charlotte and Peter 1991, Modern Furniture Classics,Pst War to Post Modernism, 1st Ed., Thames and Hudson London [ISBN: 0-500-28300-1]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_DINAR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Interior Architecture 3 Elective
CR_DIARC_7 Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture 3 Elective

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