INT 240 F; Cr: 3; Contact hrs: 90 The aim of the course is to give the students an approach to the study of the construction process as it relates to the building of interior spaces. The approach will be based on two distinct fields: 1) Study of materials: visits to craftsmen or factories in order to get a direct knowledge of some materials used in furniture or object production (analyzing the production, surface, color, mechanical properties, durability and workability of known materials). During these visits we will work as a team realizing some full scale prototypes of objects designed by the students during the course; 2) Object planning: students will learn a methodology to be able to experience different techniques of two-dimensional visualization and construction of three-dimensional models (wood, foam, cardboard, clayâ€¦). Occasionally the course will also be supported by slide shows and Internet search. NOTE: available to Professional Study Certificates and B.A./B.P.S. Florence Campus students; other students must take an entrance test.
Prereq: Introduction to Interior Design or equivalent.