tutor | roula elkhoury


This studio consists of two independent exercises based on precedents analysis, addressing each fundamental principle of interior design and shedding the light on major theoretical frameworks that shaped the discipline. The first exercise focuses on small scale architecture and is an exploration of material properties and structure. Based on the analysis of small scale architectural projects/follies, the students will be asked to design a place for viewing. The definition and nature of the viewing place will be enhanced through: The materiality of the project, its structural concept and dialogue with the site.
The second exercise tackles a medium scale project and a particular program. The first part consists of the analysis of a canonical project addressing fundamental principles of design and shedding the light on the importance of spatial relations such as transitional spaces, thresholds, natural light, views, balance, contrast, emphasis, rhythm and proportion in interior spaces. Based on their analysis, the students will reinterpret the program of the project into a Fire Station.
Proposing indoor as well as outdoor spaces within the constraints of a larger envelop set by the instructor.
The interplay between the program components, the mass and void and the relation between indoor and outdoor spaces will be at the heart of the interior design of the project.

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