Course Title: Research and recommend furniture and accessories

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: ARCH5213C

Course Title: Research and recommend furniture and accessories

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5333 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Contact : Jennifer 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

 Jane Mancini janemancini@rmit.edu.au


John Perperis john.perperis@rmit.edu.au
 

Michele Meister Michele.meister@mit.edu.au
 

Kieron Meagher kieron.meagher@rmit.edu.au
 

First Year Co-ordinator - Lindsay Glover Lindsey.glover@rmit.edu.au


Accelerated Program Co-ordinator - Jenni Woods Jennifer.woods@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 36

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 specifies the outcomes required to research and recommend furniture and accessories for various decoration and design solutions to meet client and project brief requirements.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSFID4004 Research and recommend furniture and accessories

Element:

Research accessories

Performance Criteria:

3.1
Aesthetic and colour requirements of the accessories are assessed
3.2
Intended application for the accessories is analysed and reviewed
3.3
New accessory technologies are researched and reported
3.4
Tactile requirements of the accessories in relation to the design are researched
3.5
Properties of the materials used in the production of accessories are analysed and evaluated
3.6
Manufacturing processes and available expertise for the desired accessories are assessed
3.7
Costs and availability of accessories are assessed and compared

Element:

Interpret decoration requirements from project brief

Performance Criteria:

1.1
Applicable work health and safety (WHS), legislative and organisational requirements relevant to researching and recommending furniture and accessories are verified and complied with
1.2
Project brief is reviewed and clarified with client to determine requirements for furniture and accessories
1.3
Parameters for furniture and accessories are assessed and confirmed
1.4
Resources are selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness
1.5
Communication with others is established and maintained

Element:

Research furniture

Performance Criteria:

2.1
Aesthetic and style requirements of the furniture are assessed
2.2
Intended application for the furniture is analysed and reviewed
2.3
New furniture technologies are researched and reported
2.4
Tactile requirements of the furniture in relation to the design are researched
2.5
Properties of the materials used in the production of furniture are analysed and evaluated
2.6
Manufacturing processes and available expertise for the desired furniture are assessed
2.7
Costs and availability of furniture are assessed and compared
2.8
Environmental impact of furniture materials used are assessed
2.9
Longevity and restorability qualities of furniture are researched
2.10
Space is measured for furniture requirements, calculating quantities and requirements
2.11
Principles of anthropometrics, ergonomics and spatial relationships are applied

Element:

Make recommendations to client

Performance Criteria:

4.1
Quantities and qualities of selected furniture and accessories are presented and promoted to the client
4.2
Performance and characteristics of selected furniture and accessories are presented and promoted to the client
4.3
Costs associated with purchasing and obtaining the furniture and accessories are provided in quote form to the client
4.4
Presentation of research information and samples is made, highlighting the findings and rationale for the furniture and accessories chosen
4.5
Feedback and follow up is instigated and maintained with the client


Learning Outcomes


This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for competent research and recommendation of furniture and accessories and applies to a design and decoration, retail, consulting or studio environment.                                                                                           These skills and knowledge are to be used within the scope of the person’s job and authority.

Refer to the elements.


Details of Learning Activities

This course will be clustered with the course ARCH5213C Research & recommend furniture and Kitchen
Design ARCH5218C delivered using a blended approach in the following modes:

In Class activities will include:

  • Lectures
  • Peer teaching and class presentations
  • Group discussion
  • 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

 

ACCELERATED SCHEDULE:
WEEK GRAP5295C CLASS CONTENTARCH5218CARCH5213C CLASS CONTENT
10Overview of course content
and assessment requirements. Presentation of project. Warm up
exercise "Dog Model"
Overview of course content and assessment requirements. Presentation of project.Overview of course content and assessment
requirements. Presentation of project.
11Living Presentation and Spatial Planning. Presentation of Dog Model exercise. Indoor/Outdoor Living Presentation and Spatial Planning
 mid semester break 21 to 25
September inclusive
  
12Introduction to Ergonomics Presentation and Spatial Planning Introduction to Ergonomics Presentation and Spatial Planning
13Concept Presentation to teacher & peersConcept Presentation to teacher & peersConcept Presentation to teacher & peers
14(twice
weekly
timetabled
until week 21)
Construction Details. Presentation & preparation of drawings. Commence ESD section 1:50.
No class Friday & 7th &
morning Monday 10 August.-
self directed learning exercise
 Commence Kitchen schematicFurniture
Layout Presentation &
preparation of drawings
15Review of ESD section (on
going)
 Cont. Kitchen schematicPreparation of Furniture
Layout drawings continue
16Electrical & Plumbing Services Presentation & preparation of drawings Commence preparation of Kitchen model and continuation of drawings. 
17Preparation of plans, elevations and perspective drawings Preparation of Kitchen Joinery drawings continue 
18Oral Presentation Techniques & confirmation of final
layout, model and drawing
  
19Finalise plans, elevations and
perspective drawings
 Completion of model & documentationCompletion of Furniture Layout drawings
20Finalise plans, elevations and
perspective drawings
Completion of model & documentationCompletion of Furniture Layout drawings
21Final submission of all documentation including 5 minute Oral Presentation to teacher and peers SubmissionSubmission
22Review & re-submission 

 

 

 

FIRST YEAR SCHEDULE:

WEEKGRAP5295C CLASS
CONTENT
ARCH5218C CLASS
CONTENT
ARCH5213C CLASS
CONTENT
1Overview of course content and assessment requirements.
Presentation of project. Warm up exercise "Dog Model"
Overview of course
content & assessment
requirements. Presentation of project.
Overview of course
content & assessment
requirements.
Presentation of project.
2Living Presentation and Spatial Planning. Presentation of "Dog Model" exercise. Indoor/Outdoor Living Presentation & Spatial Planning
3Introduction to Ergonomics. Presentation & Spatial Planning Introduction to Ergonomics.
Presentation & Spatial Planning
4Concept Presentation to teacher & peersConcept Presentation
to teacher & peers
Concept Presentation to teacher & peers
5Construction Details. Presentation & preparation of drawings. Commence ESD section 1:50.
As applicable - No class Friday &
7th & morning Monday 10 August.-
self directed learning exercise
Commence Kitchen
schematic
Furniture Layout
Presentation & preparation
of drawings & schedule
6Review of ESD section (on going)Cont. Kitchen schematicPreparation of Furniture
layout drawings & schedule
continue
7Electrical & Plumbing Services Presentation & preparation of drawingsCommence
preparation of kitchen
model &
continuation of
drawings.
 
8Preparation of plans, elevations &
commence perspective drawings
Preparation of
Kitchen
Joinery drawings
continue
 
9   
10   
11Review of plans, elevations and
commence perspective drawings
  
                                                                     mid semester break 21 to 25 September inclusive
12Oral Presentation techniques  
13Techniques & confirmation of final
layout, model and drawing
Review of kitchen
joiner
drawing package
Review final furniture
selection, layout & schedule
14Commence finalise plans, elevations
& perspective drawings
Commence
completion
of model &
documentation
Commence completion of
final furniture selection,
layout & schedule
15Finalise plans, elevations &
perspective drawings
Completion of model
&
documentation
 
16Final submission of all documentation
including 5 minute Oral Presentation
to teacher and peers
SubmissionSubmission
17Review & re-submission as
applicable
  

 

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Miller, J., 2005, Furniture: World Styles from Classic to Contemporary, 1st Edition, Dorling Kindersley

9780756672881

Natale, C., 2009, Furniture Design and Construction for the Interior Designer, 1st Edition, Fairchild Books

9781563675652

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

0823072711

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


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
  • http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/librarians/dsc

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
hhttp://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 colour, soft furnishings and dec res!


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is project based.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment for this project 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 1 - Major Project - Warehouse Residence Renovation
Your major project is to design a renovation of a converted warehouse shell from concept through to final
working drawings. You will be required to research concept ideas, specify and implement furniture plans,
complete joinery drawings and scale model of Kitchen and present all in mixed media presentation supported
by an oral presentation.

There will be 4 separate components of this project that you will be graded on :

 1. A3 Visual diary

 2. Warehouse Documentation,

 3. Kitchen Documentation and Model,

4. Oral and Visual


Presentation. Submission Due Dates: Please refer to the weekly outline for your program for submission dates.:
 

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 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
 


Assessment Matrix

For Assessment Matrix, please refer to Blackboard link located in MyRMIT in the relevant course folder

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 can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

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


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

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 

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