Course Title: Research and recommend materials, components and finishes for kitchen designs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2019

Course Code: ARCH5218C

Course Title: Research and recommend materials, components and finishes for kitchen designs

School: 320T Architecture & Urban Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5333 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Contact: Jenny Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email: design.ve@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Lecturers

Daniel Martin daniel.martin@rmit.edu.au 

Jane Mancini jane.mancini@rmit.edu.au 

 

 

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit of competency covers researching and analysing materials, components and finishes, and making recommendations to meet the requirements of a kitchen design brief. It includes evaluation of options and presentation of design information to clients.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSFKB4002 Research and recommend materials, components and finishes for kitchen designs

Element:

Document recommendations

Performance Criteria:

1.1
Design brief is reviewed to determine required outcomes for kitchen design
1.2
Parameters for the project are assessed and confirmed
1.3
Resources are selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness

Element:

Evaluate the functional and aesthetic characteristics of selection

Performance Criteria:

4.1

Elements and principles of design are used to examine the appropriateness of materials, components and finishes for client brief requirements

4.2

Application methods and available expertise for the desired effect are assessed

4.3

Costs of materials, components and finishes are assessed and compared

4.4

Environmental and sustainability considerations for materials, components and finishes are examined

4.5

Aesthetic qualities are assessed with regard to desired effect

4.6

Longevity and restorability of materials, components and finishes are researched

4.7

Hazards associated with the use and application of materials, components and finishes are researched

4.8

Quality of materials, components and finishes are assessed

 

Element:

Identify requirements of kitchen design brief

Performance Criteria:

.1

Design brief is reviewed to determine required outcomes for kitchen design

1.2

Parameters for the project are assessed and confirmed

1.3

Resources are selected appropriate to work

Element:

Identify suitable options to meet design brief

Performance Criteria:

3.1

Materials, components and finishes that meet client brief requirements are identified

3.2

Options are selected for further analysis and design development

 

Element:

Identify types and features of kitchen materials, components and finishes

Performance Criteria:

2.1

Materials used in kitchen applications are examined and suitability to meet design brief determined

2.2

Components used in kitchen applications are examined and suitability to meet design brief determined

2.3

Finishes used in kitchen applications are examined and suitability to meet design brief determined

2.4

New material technologies are researched and suitability to meet design brief determined

 

Element:

Select and recommend materials, components and finishes

Performance Criteria:

5.1

Materials, components and finishes are selected to meet client brief requirements

5.2

Presentation of research information is made highlighting the findings and rationale for selection

 


Learning Outcomes


Refer to the elements.


Details of Learning Activities

This course will be clustered with the course ARCH5213C Research & recommend furniture and GRAP 5295C 3D Design Process delivered using a blended approach in the following modes:

In Class activities will include:

  • Lectures
  • Peer teaching and class presentations
  •  Teacher directed group activities/projects
  • Analysis/critique of relevant reading material
  • Creative thinking techniques
  • Construction of models

Out of Class activities will include:

  • Online research
  • Independent project based work

Self Directed Learning
Some activities will include a self directed learning approach; self directed learning refers to organised
activities that students undertake independently, either as individuals or with other students that are
supervised by a teacher. This may include workplace research, library assignments, field trips and work
placements.


Teaching Schedule

 

WEEK

CLASS CONTENT

LECTURE

SELF DIRECTED LEARNING

ELEMENTS

BSBDES303A  / MSFB4002

TASK DUE

1

 

Students are required to complete 3hrs of SDL per wk. across clustered  subjects

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2 6.3

 

2

 

  •  

Students are required to complete 3hrs of SDL per wk. across clustered  subjects

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2 6.3

 

3

 

Briefing of AT1, allocation of group members.

 

Students are required to complete 3hrs of SDL per wk. across clustered  subjects

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2 6.3

Brief: AT1 Kitchen Research Blog

4

 

Students to be given some time in class for meetings for AT1 Group Assessment.

Students are required to complete 3hrs of SDL per wk. across clustered  subjects

Work on documenting your process

 

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2 6.3

 

5

No Class Due to Open Day preparations. Students to explore Kitchen equipment and material suppliers during this time

 

Students are required to complete 3hrs of SDL per wk. across clustered  subjects

 

 

6

Students to be given some time in class for meetings for AT1 Group Assessment.

Students are required to complete 3hrs of SDL per wk. across clustered  subjects

Work on documenting your process

 

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2 6.3

 

7

 Students to be given some time in class for meetings for AT1 Group Assessment.

 

Students are required to complete 3hrs of SDL per wk. across clustered  subjects

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2 6.3

 

8

 Students to be given some time in class for meetings for AT1 Group Assessment.

Students are required to complete 3hrs of SDL per wk. across clustered  subjects

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2 6.3

 

9

Planning of Kitchen to begin, students to be paired up and to give each other a brief and act as each other’s client.

It is recommended students research & source – fixtures, fittings, finishes & soft furnishings as self directed learning –

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2 6.3

Brief: AT2 Kitchen Documentation 

10

Planning of Kitchen, students to be paired up and to give each other a brief and act as each other’s client.

Students are required to complete 3hrs of SDL per wk. across clustered  subjects

Work on documenting your process

 

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2 6.3

Due: AT1 Kitchen Research Blog 

Due: AT2 Client Profile and brief letter

Mid semester break

11

 

Students are required to complete 3hrs of SDL per wk. across clustered  subjects

Work on documenting your process

 

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2 6.3

 

12

 

Tutorial/studio work

  • Draft and

Implementing feedback from tutorial review.

3hrs.

Work on documenting your process

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2 6.3

 

13

 

Tutorial/studio work

  • Model class

Implementing feedback from tutorial review.

3hrs.

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2 6.3

 Due: AT2: Preliminary Concept Presentation to Client.

Brief: AT3 Knowledge Questions

14

 

Tutorial/studio work

  • Draft and model

Implementing feedback from tutorial review.

3hrs.

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2 6.3

 

15

 

Tutorial/studio work

  • Setup of package

Implementing feedback from tutorial review.

3hrs.

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2 6.3

 

16

 

 Cup Day holiday Finalizing studio work & make final presentation and submission

 

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2 6.3

Due: AT3 Knowledge Questions

Due: AT2 Kitchen bound package and Model

 

      

Schedule is subject to change and amendment.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Mitton, M., 2012, Interior Design Visual Presentation: A Guide to Graphics,
Models and Presentation Techniques, 4th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York

9780470619025

Ching, F., 2011, Building Construction Illustrated, 4th Edition, John Wiley & Sons,
Inc.

9781118010112

Ching, F., Binggeli, C., 2012, Interior Design Illustrated, 3rd Edition, John Wiley &
Sons, Inc.

9781118181737

Panero, J. & Zelnik, M., 1979, Human Dimension & Interior Space: A Source
Book of Design Reference Standards, 1st Edition, Witney Library of Design an
imprint of Watson-Guptill Publications, New York

0823072711


Other Resources

Students may be required to use some of the following materials in preparation of drawings and models for this course:

  • drawing pencils, pens and markers
  • scale ruler, metal ruler, adjustable set square
  • paper
  • clays and other plastic compounds (plasticine, plaster)
  • cutting tools (scissors, knives, blades)
  • fibres, tape, sting
  • foam core, polystyrene
  • recycled/found materials
  • measuring tools
  • wire
  • papers, cardboard and paper pulp
  • pliers
  • relevant and current hardware and software
  • wood, metal, fabric, plastic

The university Library has extensive resources for Interior Design Students.
The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies
http://rmit.libguides.com/interiordecoration
The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing
and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/librarians/dsc


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will be project based. 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks in this course are either formative or summative.

Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both.

To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of

assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Task AT1 – Group Research Blog

This project will explore the 3d form using a White 1:50 Scale Model, exploring natural light and site. Using your visual diary to explore space within the brief.

There will be 3 separate components of this project that you will be graded on :

  1. Future of Kitchens
  2. OH&S requirement of Kitchens
  3. Research Blog of Material, finish or equipment.
  4. Group Feedback form.

Task AT2 - Loose Concept

This project will explore the 3d form using a White 1:50 Scale Model, exploring natural light and site. Using your visual diary to explore space within the brief.

There will be 3 separate components of this project that you will be graded on :

  1. Client Profile
  2. Preliminary Presentation
  3. Presentation, Model and Construction Drawings

Task AT3 - Knowledge Questions

There will be a set of knowledge questions to answer that are in short answer format.

 

AT1: Week 10

AT2: Week 10, Week 13 and Week 16

AT3: Week 16

 

RMIT Grade Table

CHD Competent with High Distinction

CDI Competent with Distinction

CC Competent with Credit

CAG Competency Achieved - Graded

NYC Not Yet Competent

DNS Did not submit for assessment

All work for Assessable Tasks is required to be submitted on the due date and time as outlined in the Assessment Briefs. Exception to this is where an approved DLU plan, an application for Special Consideration or an approved Extension of Time is in place, submitted before the the Assessment Briefs. Exception to this is where an approved DLU plan, an application for Special Consideration or an approved Extension of Time is in place, submitted before the task’s due date with appropriate documentation. Please visit the following link on the RMIT website for all information regarding adjustments to assessable work; http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=od0oagg9uc111. If your work is incomplete, you are strongly encouraged to submit your work on the due date, in order to meet the submission requirements. Should it be below competency you may be asked to resubmit (within 5 working days), and for that resubmission, if deemed competent, you may only receive a Pass.

Late Submission

Submissions will only be accepted up to 3 working days after the due date and time, with appropriate documentation ie a medical certificate. Apart from the exceptions listed above, submissions received in this period can only receive a CAG grade, if deemed competent

 


Assessment Matrix

An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above)

Other Information

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions
in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you canproceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT :

http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7 (unresolved)

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1 (unresolved)

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due
date, you will need to apply for an extension. Special consideration, appeals and discipline :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y (unresolved)

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the
plagiarism implications.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for
more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n (unresolved)

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