We will begin the course with an introductory session talking about the basics of bathroom design with how it functions and in what ways can we stylize the space. Each session will go into specific aspects such as color schemes and materials, shape psychology, layouts, ventilation, lighting, and more. Every module will go into detail and explain everything you need to know about the elements that will be used in the bathrooms.
In this section we will study a variety of bathroom types such as mini bathrooms, public restrooms, hotel bathrooms, and more. Each type has its own challenges so we will learn how to design in each context in a creative way.
For the last section of the theory modules we will be discussing how to implement sustainable strategies and systems to reduce our water waste, energy use and maintain an eco friendly environment for every part of the bathroom. We will be finishing off by talking about how to best wrap up a project with a clear and interesting client presentation. Then we will learn about project logistics and things related to this topic.
For the first practical project, we will work on creating a mini bathroom for a small cabin in the woods using SketchUp.
The client for this project is looking to create a funky bathroom for their apartment inspired by the hippie movement in the 70’s.
Design two bathroom prototypes for a luxury hotel chain. We will provide SketchUp models of the hotel rooms with space designated for the bathrooms. Create renders and show the design the whole with diagrams.
A restaurant is looking to remodel their restrooms and update their overall brand identity. We will provide a presentation containing material and color information along with a description of what the restaurant owners are looking for.
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.