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  • Teaching Bachelor Interior Architecture

    The Bachelor programme concentrates on the acquisition of conceptual, technical and design skills between the poles of Object and Space. The students work on an interdisciplinary project each semester. Construction development, Material- and Media Technology as well as theoretical architectural positions are constantly being updated and integrated into the programme.
    The bachelor degree in Interior Architecture takes 7 semesters and provides students with a comprehensive and sound basic knowledge in the field of artistic and constructive space design, ending with the Bachelor of Arts degree. Eligible students can then go on to the 3 semester Master’s programme “Kommunikation im Raum”.

     

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  • Material

    The Bachelor programme concentrates on the acquisition of conceptual, technical and design skills between the poles of Object and Space. The students work on an interdisciplinary project each semester. Construction development, Material- and Media Technology as well as theoretical architectural positions are constantly being updated and integrated into the programme. The bachelor degree in Interior Architecture takes 6 semesters and provides students with a comprehensive and sound basic knowledge in the field of artistic and constructive space design, ending with the Bachelor of Arts degree. Eligible students can then go on to the 4 semester Master’s programme “Communication in Space”.

  • Furniture

    The “Furniture” module provides a basic knowledge of furniture and product design which students experience first hand during the experimental design process and the creation of prototypes. Symbiotic connections between shape, construction, ergonomics and materiality are demonstrated in selected design examples. Theoretical knowledge is deepened through practical exercises, during which students are encouraged to take an experimental approach to design tasks and communicate these, using different presentation techniques. An important component of this course is the hands-on workmanship with three-dimensional model designs, which allows students to experience the correlations between the various design parameters.

  • Product

    The “Product” module provides students with the basic knowledge necessary to design a product which is closely connected to the space. With the help of  research, semantics, ergonomics, radius topology and a variety of different production methods, a “real life” product is designed. Within interior architecture, product design forms the emotional link between consumer, architect and space. In contrast to the design process in architecture, product design is usually characterised by the development of a new idea. When possible, the new product is designed in 1:1 scale with a view to mass production. We enjoy a successful cooperation with the industry and partner universities.

  • Construction

    Construction interacts via the material, its properties and its efficiency. It plays a key role in the realisation of the conceptual design idea.Construction materials have a haptic, structural and technological context. By recognising the shape of a product, further structural possibilities, as well as further detailed options are opened up. Within the design process, the creation of space is determined by the material-specific construction parameters. This leads to the development of concepts which can be realised in successful projects, both through the logical assembly of the entire structure as well as the systematic development of details and objects. The “Construction” module concentrates on the exciting contrasts in typology found in solid structures and light frame constructions.

  • Digital Design

    The “Digital Design 1” module provides students with the essential computer skills needed in order to effectively manage space. Whilst carrying out theme relevant design tasks, students are taught the basic skills needed to create atmospheric design sketches through digital image editing. Students are then in a position to edit three-dimensional geometries with the help of a computer and then transfer these onto real architectural models.

    The “Digital Design 2” module traces the typical planning survey of an architectural project all the way through to its digitalisation and its atmospheric visualisation in 3D. Besides constructing architectural projects in 3D, other topics such as material, light and composition are also dealt with. The module is taught with the help of innovative video tutorials as part of the e-learning process.

    Link teaching- und researchplattform:www.designstrategies.org

  • Artistic Design

    The module “Art” gives students a basic insight into the practices of visual arts in terms of drawing, sculpture, object and installation. The course focuses on basic skills such as line, surface, volume and space. Expressing internal images and ideas by drawing requires observational skills. Various perception exercises will train the students’ ability to see and experience for themselves. Next to light and material, colour is also one of the basic spacial design elements. Its relationship to shape and structure, and its position in space are of vital importance. The aim of the module is to clarify the link between the original idea, the shape created and the distinctiveness of the chosen picture language, as well as giving students the skills to adequately present their ideas in form and material.

    Link Lehr- und Researchplattform: kunstraum.hs-mainz.de

  • Spacial Design Project

    The spacial design project combines all creative disciplines in an individual project and refers in preparation for the bachelor thesis as well as for professional life to the core tasks of interior designers as dedicated specialists for space, atmosphere, materials and technology.

    Starting with a theme- and context analysis a first creative design idea is formulated and in the following successively developed to a corresponding spatial concept. The further development of the conceptual approach into a decided spacial design and its professional presentation in drawings, visualizations and scaled models describes the aim, standard and also the typical submissions for this module.

  • In the course on colour and surface, students investigate their surroundings with respect to the characteristics of colour identity. Every week, the lectures focus on another main aspect that will be photographically examined by students. The investigations refer to the aspects of colour design, perception psychology and classification systems of colour and design theory. The course aims at sharpening personal perception in order to promote a natural and self-confident approach in personal confrontations with colour and spatial design.

    Link to teaching and research platform:  yeah.hs-mainz.de

  • Introduction to Design

    In order to design in a spatial context, we must be able to analyse, understand, describe and reproduce the rooms we are designing. Through theory lectures and experimental tests, students acquire self-confidence in analysing spaces, usage, concepts and contexts. The course explores the dividing lines and transitions between interior and exterior and the architectonic, cultural and atmospheric qualities that influence a space.