Should I do architecture or interior design?

4 August, 2021 Jose Schroeder 5

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    6 August, 2021

    Interior design, though it should still be guided by an architecture degree. A good interior designer will be able to appreciate a building's structure and intent, whereas the converse is not always true. A qualified architect focuses on the spatial aspects of buildings and how they interact with their surroundings and users, whereas an interior designer pays more attention to color schemes, furniture layouts, textures and set dressing. Again, this doesn't mean they can't compliment each other's work; it just means that architects are in control whether walls are painted cream or eggshell white.

    6 August, 2021

    While both fields are related, the best choice for you might depend on your career goals. At its most basic level, a designer is someone who creates an envisioned product for sale to people who can afford it. Architects and interior designers create physical products be they buildings or furniture, homes or stores. The question then becomes this: what do you want to do? If you want to work in business and make high-end products (e.g. luxury goods), an architect would be better suited; if you wanted to design low-cost but heavily desired consumer goods, then an interior designer is probably the most appropriate path of study for your professional aspirations.

    6 August, 2021

    The reason for the difficulty in deciding between architecture and interior design is that while both careers involve designing spaces, each one operates on a different scale. An architect will work on ideas of space and scale at the level of buildings, districts, and entire cities; an interior designer will design a space at the level for furniture placement upon assessing what materials they are given by their clients. Though both professions require teamwork when working with clients to fulfill each person's requirements, making them able to work together is not required by either profession as it would be for architects who create architectural plans throughout all aspects of a project with clients in mind."
    Urban planners also factor into questions of space.

    6 August, 2021

    People who have an interest in art, design or architecture would do well to try interior design first. Those without such background or interests may find the schools and curricula more difficult and less fulfilling. In high school, I was enrolled in a pre-engineering course for my hands-on elective. The 1/8 of the class that was "Interior Design" had no interest in math whatsoever, and vice versa when they came to our part (even though it's one small surface at best). However, all of their classmates were excited because this seemed like something you could actually draw on when they make blueprints with rulers for specific heights - paintings like Van Gogh's Starry Night are used as a reference point.

    6 August, 2021

    A person's overall preference for either architecture or interior design will depend on many factors, such as their personality and meaning in life. However, based on my own personal experience with both fields I would recommend that those who are passionate about the aesthetics of architecture but not so interested in space planning should pursue an Interior Design career. Interior Design is a more aesthetic focus and less technical than Architecture, allowing you to be involved in spaces without building alone. Also keep in mind that while being an architect can lead to higher earning potential long-term, Interior Design leads to an arguably higher earning potential month-to-month given the shorter duration projects usually last - which means greater stability for your finances over time.