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Educational objectives

The course objectives are exploration and acquisition of design modalities regarding Architecture of Interiors through typological, spatial, functional, material, characters. Special attention is given to the search of new forms of contemporary living seen as a complex, transversal phenomenon, that moves from residence to workplace, from culture to free time. It has been verified in different ways of intervention all the way to the definition of internal space and construction detail. Teaching will be carried out as a constant dialogue between compulsory frontal lessons and design exercises with weekly compulsory tests, to help students conjugate critical capacity and design ability. The design exercises will cover organization of a domestic space, referred to the use and behaviour of contemporary inhabitants, giving specific attention to ongoing living evolution and to the dialectic between built space, figuration, dimensioning, material and building aspects, environmental control, energy performance. Finality of the course is the acquisition of consciousness regarding tools used in this discipline, that accurately defines metric, dimensional, formal and perceptive connotations (chromatic, tactile, olfactory, sonic) of environments and objects, coming into contact with  material knowledge and culture. The primary objective is the acquisition of the ability to understand and identify the most efficient solutions to provide comfort to inhabitants and, at the same time, to reflect their identity and, if possible, to enrich it.

Methods of evaluation

The final exam verifies  design exercises, done individually or in a group. The final evaluation will take into account:

  • The correctness of the works and their effectiveness while describing design choices ( evaluated through careful examination of graphic material, project reports and models together with all the mandatory material delivered the day of the examination).
  • The awareness achieved by the students regarding their choices and coherent methodology of the design developed (interview during the exam where students will illustrate and motivate their choices)
  • The level of Individual study on themes covered during the course (interview on course bibliography)

The final evaluation will take into account the “diary of revisions” written  by the teacher and by his collaborators. It will testify continuity, coherence and consistency of the work done.

Thesis of reference

Fulvio Irace, a cura di, Storie d’Interni, Carocci Editore 2016.
Riccardo Salvi, Manuale di architettura d’interni: l’abitazione, Franco Angeli, 2019.
Sou Fujimoto, Primitve Future, INAX Publishing, 2008.
Atelier Bow-Wow, Graphic Anatomy 1 & 2, TOTO Shuppan, 2007.
Iñaki Abalos, Il buon abitare, Marinotti editore, 2009.
Giò Ponti, Amate l’Architettura. L’architettura è un cristallo, Rizzoli, 2008.
Federico Bucci, Giampiero Bosoni, Il design e gli interni di Franco Albini, Mondadori Electa, 2016.