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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: ARCH5218C

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

School: 320T Architecture & 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

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: 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:

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:

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

5.3
A range of presentation strategies is included in presentation

Element:

Document recommendations

Performance Criteria:

6.1
Specifications of selection are documented
6.2
Samples are stored for further use

6.3
Selection is integrated into design drawings and plans

Element:

Identify requirements of kitchen design brief

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:

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:

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


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

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 &
peers
Concept 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 7 August & 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
schematic
Preparation of Furniture
layout drawings & schedule
continue
7Electrical & Plumbing Services
Presentation & preparation of
drawings
Commence
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 September to 4 October 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
  


 

ACCELERATED SCHEDULE:
WEEKGRAP5295C CLASS CONTENTARCH5218C CLASS CONTENTARCH5213C 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 September to 4 October 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 drawingsCommence preparation of Kitchen model and continuation of drawings. 
17Preparation of plans, elevations and perspective drawingsPreparation of Kitchen Joinery drawings continue 
18Oral Presentation Techniques & confirmation of final layout, model and drawing  
19Finalise plans, elevations and perspective drawingsCompletion of model & documentationCompletion of Furniture Layout
drawings
 
20Finalise plans, elevations and perspective drawingsCompletion of model & documentationCompletion of Furniture Layout
drawings
 
21Final submission of all documentation including 5 minute Oral Presentation to teacher and peersSubmissionSubmission
22Review & re-submission

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

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 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 & 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:

1st Year Students : A3 Visual diary - Week 16, Warehouse Documentation (formative) -
Week 16, All other documentation is due Week 16.

Accelerated Students : A3 Visual diary - Week 21, Warehouse Documentation (formative) -
Week 21, All other documentation is due Week 21.

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.


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 canproceed 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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