This Sustainable Interior design course was created as a response to the fast-paced global climate change and demand for projects that are dedicated to minimizing the effects a project can leave on the environment. The aim for the course is to take a new perspective on what interior design can be and what different materials, strategies and tools can offer and enable us to innovate unique designs that both stand out and do good for the environment. Students will be receiving exclusive digital content such as design guidebooks, videos, templates, SketchUp models, and much more. Across 24 lectures (72 study hours in total), students will be taught by an expert in the topic and will be able to discuss and brainstorm ideas to generate creative and sustainable solutions for everyday problems such as energy waste, water usage, space efficiency, etc. The modules are divided into two main parts. First, students will begin with theory, looking at topics that explain the fundamentals of sustainability and dive into the specific details of what these types of projects entail. Second, there will be 8 sessions dedicated to working on 4 practical projects that will take what was previously learned and apply it to real world situations.
For the first part of the course, there will be 16 three-hour topics beginning with an introduction to sustainability and sustainable interior design. Then, we will look at the elements of energy, ventilation, water, and material selection. In that first module we will look at how the use of these things can greatly impact an interior’s functionality and how we can take advantage of these elements and turn them into something creative that can elevate our space’s design. Next, we will look at kitchen, bathroom, roof, compost, and garden areas. We will analyze real world examples of sustainable design in these spaces and talk about how we can implement similar design strategies and concepts. Finally, we will look at smaller the smaller components of sustainable interior design including repurposed furniture, eco flooring, eco paint, and more. After going through these topics, we will be ready to begin the second portion of the course which are 8 three-hour sessions of designing 4 projects.
For the practical projects, we will be mainly using SketchUp to model and render design proposals. The four projects that will be created area tree house’s interior, a community compost station and garden, a sustainable studio apartment, and an eco kitchen for a vegan bakery. At the end of each project, the designs will be presented with a PowerPoint showcasing the sketches, mood boards, diagrams, and renders of the project. Each project will be evaluated by our expert ,and you will be able to get feedback on your work. With this completed, you will be much more comfortable and confident taking on sustainable interior design projects and creating innovative spaces that stand out. Regardless of whether you area beginner or have vast experience, this course will open a whole new door of possibilities and opportunities to create sustainable interior designs.
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.
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