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(It) Interior Design: history and theory

01UCOPM, 01UCOPN

A.A. 2019/20

Course Language

English

Course degree

1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Architecture - Torino
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Design And Visual Communication - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 60
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Dellapiana Elena Professore Associato ICAR/18 30 0 0 0 1
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ICAR/16
ICAR/18
3
3
D - A scelta dello studente
D - A scelta dello studente
A scelta dello studente
A scelta dello studente
2019/20
The course of History and Theory of the Interior Design, mainly theoretical, is organized with ex cathedra lectures on the history and methodology of the project and brief insights on case studies. The main core of the topics is represented by the domestic space, but explicit reference will also be made to the exhibition, retail, work and public spaces as different functional types. The course aims to provide cultural and theoretical tools for an holistic view of the interior, with attention to the actors involved in design process, to the effects in taste dissemination, in the real estate market and, in short, to the professions of both, architect and designer. The part relating to the history of interior design includes a chronological arc that goes from the Second Industrial Revolution to nowaday and illustrates examples of interior design by relating architecture, furnishings, equipments, social and custom changes and productive ways to infer the different ways of living the space that have taken place diachronically. The theory of interior architecture is intertwined with the history of architecture with the same chronology, illustrating the proposals for the construction of an autonomous theoretical corpus. The specificities of the interior design, very closely related to the evolution of taste and lifestyles, will be illustrated to students with reference to the design tools, the themes and the key concepts that characterize it. Finally, reference will be made to current studies on Wellbeing, for which the internal project takes on a leading role.
The course of History and Theory of the Interior Design, mainly theoretical, is organized with ex cathedra lectures on the history and methodology of the project and brief insights on case studies. The main core of the topics is represented by the domestic space, but explicit reference will also be made to the exhibition, retail, work and public spaces as different functional types. The course aims to provide cultural and theoretical tools for an holistic view of the interior, with attention to the actors involved in design process, to the effects in taste dissemination, in the real estate market and, in short, to the professions of both, architect and designer. The part relating to the history of interior design includes a chronological arc that goes from the Second Industrial Revolution to nowaday and illustrates examples of interior design by relating architecture, furnishings, equipments, social and custom changes and productive ways to infer the different ways of living the space that have taken place diachronically. The theory of interior architecture is intertwined with the history of architecture with the same chronology, illustrating the proposals for the construction of an autonomous theoretical corpus. The specificities of the interior design, very closely related to the evolution of taste and lifestyles, will be illustrated to students with reference to the design tools, the themes and the key concepts that characterize it. Finally, reference will be made to current studies on Wellbeing, for which the internal project takes on a leading role.
-Ability to interpretate and historicize an interior. -Awareness of the specificity of the historical, theoretical and design approach to the interior theme -Sensitivity towards practical / constructive aspects not separated from solid bases of design culture. -Capacity for collaboration between students specialized in different design scales and different technical tools (architects, designers, engineers) At the end of the course the student will be able to link together decontextualized items (furnishings, equipment...) with those that he could find in a wider context, as a part of the user's daily experience.
-Ability to interpretate and historicize an interior. -Awareness of the specificity of the historical, theoretical and design approach to the interior theme -Sensitivity towards practical / constructive aspects not separated from solid bases of design culture. -Capacity for collaboration between students specialized in different design scales and different technical tools (architects, designers, engineers) At the end of the course the student will be able to link together decontextualized items (furnishings, equipment...) with those that he could find in a wider context, as a part of the user's daily experience.
A good knowledge of the history of contemporary architecture and basic knowledge of functional typology and interior layout of architecture and building representation
A good knowledge of the history of contemporary architecture and basic knowledge of functional typology and interior layout of architecture and building representation
The course is organized in an alternation between the disciplinary contributions that compose it. The specific topics are: History of Interior Design: -Why an History of Interiors -Private Interiors in the age of the industrialization -Interiors and mass consumption -Interior and decoration -The Rational House: equipments, single items, industrial products -The Architect/designer -The designed house: artists, antiquarians, industrial designers -Public interiors -Retail -Case studies: -Social Interiors -"Manifestoes" house -prefabbrication -glass house -artist's house -future house -Italian house -American house -Scandinavian house Theory of Interior Design: Toward a definition of interiority / The void (1) The interior layout / Different interiors / functional typologies and interdisciplinarity Toward a definition of interiority (2) The interior philosophy Interior themes / Core concepts and elements of interior architecture theory: -Boundary and threshold -Exteriority -Control -Habitation -Body/bodies -Time and change -Time and movement -Atmosphere -View/views -Area of influence of the shape Wellbeing and interior: -Definition of wellbeing according to an interior approach -A theoretical framework
The course is organized in an alternation between the disciplinary contributions that compose it. The specific topics are: History of Interior Design: -Why an History of Interiors -Private Interiors in the age of the industrialization -Interiors and mass consumption -Interior and decoration -The Rational House: equipments, single items, industrial products -The Architect/designer -The designed house: artists, antiquarians, industrial designers -Public interiors -Retail -Case studies: -Social Interiors -"Manifestoes" house -prefabbrication -glass house -artist's house -future house -Italian house -American house -Scandinavian house Theory of Interior Design: Toward a definition of interiority / The void (1) The interior layout / Different interiors / functional typologies and interdisciplinarity Toward a definition of interiority (2) The interior philosophy Interior themes / Core concepts and elements of interior architecture theory: -Boundary and threshold -Exteriority -Control -Habitation -Body/bodies -Time and change -Time and movement -Atmosphere -View/views -Area of influence of the shape Wellbeing and interior: -Definition of wellbeing according to an interior approach -A theoretical framework
Lessons and short exercises, with the aim of not separating the contributions of history from those of the project. The course is organized in an alternation between the disciplinary contributions that compose it, with some common steps for ex-tempore.
Lessons and short exercises, with the aim of not separating the contributions of history from those of the project. The course is organized in an alternation between the disciplinary contributions that compose it, with some common steps for ex-tempore.
Penny Sparke, The modern interior, London: Reaktion Books, 2007 John Pile, A History of Interior Design, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 200 (all editions) Stanley Abercrombie, A philosophy of interior design; New York: Harper & Row, 1990 Juhani Pallasmaa, The eyes of the skin. Architecture and senses, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 2005 Peter Zumthor, Atmospheres : Architectural Environments. Surrounding Objects, Basel: Birkhauser, 2006 Clive Edwards, Interior Design: A Critical Introduction, London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2010 Renato De Fusco Storia dell'arredamento. Dal '400 al '900. Milano: Franco Angeli, 2004 Simona Canepa, Marco Vaudetti, Architettura degli interni e progetto dell'abitazione, Torino: UTET, 2011 (all editions) Further reading instructions will be provided during the course and / or uploaded to the portal Summary of the topics undertaken and copy of the slides used during the lessons are available on the teaching portal.
Penny Sparke, The modern interior, London: Reaktion Books, 2007 John Pile, A History of Interior Design, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 200 (all editions) Stanley Abercrombie, A philosophy of interior design; New York: Harper & Row, 1990 Juhani Pallasmaa, The eyes of the skin. Architecture and senses, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 2005 Peter Zumthor, Atmospheres : Architectural Environments. Surrounding Objects, Basel: Birkhauser, 2006 Clive Edwards, Interior Design: A Critical Introduction, London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2010 Renato De Fusco Storia dell'arredamento. Dal '400 al '900. Milano: Franco Angeli, 2004 Simona Canepa, Marco Vaudetti, Architettura degli interni e progetto dell'abitazione, Torino: UTET, 2011 (all editions) Further reading instructions will be provided during the course and / or uploaded to the portal Summary of the topics undertaken and copy of the slides used during the lessons are available on the teaching portal.
Modalità di esame: prova orale obbligatoria; elaborato grafico individuale;
The course requires an assiduous frequency of all the parts that make up the multidisciplinary course structure. The exam, oral, will consist in a discussion of the topics presented by the teachers, the informations provided by text books and the in-depth studies carried out during the course.
Exam: compulsory oral exam; individual graphic design project;
The course requires an assiduous frequency of all the parts that make up the multidisciplinary course structure. The exam, oral, will consist in a discussion of the topics presented by the teachers, the informations provided by text books and the in-depth studies carried out during the course.


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