To begin with sustainable design, we will begin with an introductory session to go over the basics of sustainability and the applications it can have within the fieldof interior design. Fromthere we will discuss the fundamental elements of energy, ventilation, sunlight, water, and other materials. In each lesson, students will learn how to maximize the potential use of each resource and what to do to reduce waste. This includes learning how to calculate potential carbon emission rates, knowing where to find local products, recycling, etc.
People impact the environment, but their lives are affected by the surrounding environment as well. Health itself requires healthy environment. You will learn how to create healthy indoor environment. In this module we will study specific areas or rooms in interior design such as bathrooms, kitchens, and gardens.We will look at innovative systems that we can implement into each area to avoid waste, especially for water.
For this last section, we will finish up by learning about the details that give interiors their character. Starting with using repurposed furniture, we will discuss the logistics of finding pieces that are best for the style that the client wants and, at the same time, is great for the environment. Other components we will talk about are green roofs, eco paint, eco floor, and compost stations. We will wrap up the theory part of the course by talking about how to maintain a sustainable house with all its components.
This project is a small treehouse. A new interior is needed to make a workstation and reading space. Together with the instructor you will create ventilation and illumination diagrams, material palettes, a bench, plants and any other elements you consider important to explain the project.
Design a dining space and compost station for a community kitchen. A community garden will also be needed. You will be given a SketchUp model of the existing space so that you can create your design.
For this project you will work on a studio apartment. The studio has large south facing window, so both flow and sun light directionin must be considered. Createa section diagram illustrating the wind and sun and how you plan on managing them. You will present all this together with a floor plan, elevations, sketches, diagrams, and SketchUp renders.
Suppose that a vegan bakery wants to remodel their kitchen to make it more sustainable. You must provide detailed drawings and renders to show the design proposal and include short descriptions to explain the project.
The course ends with a practical exam. The students must present and defend their practical projects. In addition to the practical exam, the students sit an online test exam.