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RDID Program Overview

SMEF’S Brick School of Interior Design, Pune

Research Driven Interior Design (RDID)

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Interior Design Lab (IDL)

Interior Design Construction and Technology Lab (IDCTL)

Interior Design Tools and Communication lab (IDTCL)

Interior Design-Humanities, Research And Management Lab (IDHRML)

Design Fundamentals

Material Exploration

Manual Skills

Humanities

Observation skills

Conventional Materials

sketching

Humanities- Society and individual

aesthetic sensitivity

Construction Materials

basic geometry

Cultures of Design

Elements and Principles of Design

Furnishing Materials

graphic communication

History of Design-Periods and styles

Usability Design

Finishing Materials

Manual Drafting

Modern History

Anthropometrics and ergonomics

Unconventional, Recycled and Renewable Materials

Perspectives-Sciography

Globalization and Change in society

concept of space

Rendering techniques

Interior Design Studio

Technology

Technical Drawings

Research

Approach to Design, DesignProcess, idea generation and concept building for designing simple to complex personal, social and public spaces Residential spaces, commercial spaces and spatial design

Structure and systems of load transfer

Measured Drawings

Critical thinking and communication skills

Process and techniques

Working Drawings

Public speaking and Personality Development

construction detailing of space making elements

Furniture drawings

Emphasis on writing, speaking and analytical approach

Furniture design

Furniture construction

Research methodology

Hands-on/crafts/ workshop

Building Services

Software Skills

Self-development

model making and ceramic/wood/metal /clay workshops

Plumbing, water supply, Electricals, Communication systems, Illumination, Fire fighting, HVAC, Waterproofing, Acoustics and insulation

documents and spreadsheets

Communication skills
Life skills, Goal setting swot analysis

surface development

PowerPoint presentations

Time and stress management

creative hands-on skills

software application as design tool

language development skills

traditional crafts

Computer Applications, 2D drafting

Personality development

Reduce-Recycle-Reuse

Environmental control in interiors

Computer Applications, 3D simulations

stress and time management

Design Project

Project Handling

Presentation Skills

Management

Design Seminar

Estimation and Costing

applied rendering

Professional Practice and ethics

Design Elective

Specification writing

Portfolio making

Design Practice and Office management

Design Dissertation

Contracts and Tendering

Career opportunities

 

 

DETAILED CURRICULUM

FIRST YEAR: SEMESTER I

  • INTERIOR DESIGN LAB (IDL)
  1. (I-DL 01) Design Fundamentals

Introduction: What Is Design, Creativity?

To understand the relation between Architecture and Interior Design.

Importance of Interdisciplinary design and role of an Interior Designer.

Basic Design: Development of Observational skills to enhance visual perception and evolve aesthetic sensitivity.

Elements of Design: Point, Line, Plane, Shape, form, volume, color, texture

Principles of Design: Analysis of Design based on the study of visual elements leading to establishment of design principles like pattern, balance,symmetry,rhythm, alignment , contrast, harmony, rhythm etc.

  1. (I-DL02) Hands on /Crafts / Workshop

Skill development: Sketching, Surface Development, paper folding, clay murals

2D to 3D exercises, Paper Crafts, origami and introduction to Model making.

 

  • CONSTRUCTION & TECHNOLOGY LAB (ID-CTL)
  1. ( ID-CTL 01) Materials Exploration and processes- I

Introduction to materials and products used in civil construction understand their Process of manufacture, properties, advantages/disadvantages and applications –both exterior and in Interiors.

Basic Construction Materials: Stone, Bricks, clay and terracotta, ceramic, mortar, lime, cement, Timber, Glass, sand, concrete and aggregate.

  1. ( ID-CTL 02) Construction and Technology

Masonry-brick and stone: Openings, lintel types, arches, projections

Structures and systems: fundamentals of load transfer /foundations and footings, load bearing / frame structure, Timber Joinery Details.

  1. ( ID-CTL 03)Building and Interior services –I

Water supply, Sources of water Plumbing basics -Hot and cold Water distribution systems. Types of pipes and their joints and fixing details.Fixtures and fittings.

Sanitation –Basic principles, Disposal of waste, Drainage system, sanitary fittings, traps, pipes and their joints.

 

  • TOOLS & COMMUNICATION LAB (ID-TCL)
  1. (ID-TCL 01) Manual skills and Tools

Drawing as language, Introduction to drafting tools ,Line Types, Gradation, Scale Drawing ,Lettering, Material Indications,annotations,symbols,Plane Geometry ,Orthographic Projections, Isometric, Solid Geometry, Axonometric and Measure Drawing as per site measurements.

  1. (ID-TCL 02) Software skills and Tools

Fundamentals of Computer systems, hardware, peripheral devices, operating systems, application software in Interior Design practice.

Brushing up basic Office softwares like Word, Excel and PowerPoint presentations.

 

  • HUMANITIES, MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH LAB (ID-HMRL)
  1. (IDMRL01)humanities and Cultures of Design

Humanities – Society and Individual

Exploration of Culture through two sides of Human History – Early Man (need for expression, etc.) and Contemporary Society (cultural phenomena) examples. Inspiration &Design.

2. (IDMRL02)Critical Thinking and Communication Skills

The importance of curiosity and role of creativity – analyzing several cultural products / events Critical Thinking & Communication skills (largely verbal)

Debates, Discussions, Public speaking, Opinion piece – to express a particular point of view

Life skills, SWOT Analysis, Goal setting, time management /Stress management

 

FIRST YEAR: SEMESTER II

  • INTERIOR DESIGN LAB (IDL)
  1. (I-DL 03) Interior Design Studio I

Introduction: Concept of space, its perception and aesthetic qualities.

Usability Design: An introduction to Interactive Systems (Human factors and activities, working spaces) minimum space requirements: Anthropometrics and ergonomics, Scale and proportion.

Interior Design Process: application of elements and principles of design (From need-data collection-analysis-solution)

Residential spaces: Understanding relationship of space with that of function for basic living activity. Introduction to Residential Space and it planning principles.Kitchen, Living, Dining, Bedroom, Toilets etc.

Sessional Work: Individual rooms of an Apartment culminating in design of a small

Studio Apartment.

  1. (I-DL 04) Hands on /Crafts / Workshop-II

Model making to understand Space and Volume, form and its evolution. Stabiles and Mobiles, artifacts and accessories for interior spaces.

  • CONSTRUCTION & TECHNOLOGY LAB (ID-CTL)
  1. (ID-CTL 04) Material Exploration II

Introduction to materials /products used in Interiors .process of manufacture, properties ,advantages/disadvantages and applications -Reconstituted wood as plywood, particle board ,Fiber board ,straw board ,MDF and other boards in Interior/Furniture applications. Metals -Ferrous -nonferrous, Aluminum and ACP, Glass, POP, Gypsum.

  1. (ID-CTL 05) Construction and Technology II

Processes: powder coating, anodizing, zinc plating, other types of plating/coating and surface treatments for metals and profiles. Lamination, PU coating, Membrane, etching, painting and polishing.

Construction: Types of Doors, Windows, Partitions, Paneling and detailing of kitchen platform.

  1. (ID-CTL 06) Building and Interior services –II

Electricals: Basic principles of, Electrical wiring, electrical layouts, Lighting fixtures and fittings. Electrical panels, Transformers, D.G sets, Inverters, electrical load calculation, consumption, Domestic appliances.

Communication systems-telephone, data cabling, LAN /WAN -Computer networking, PA Systems,EPABX

 

  • TOOLS & COMMUNICATION LAB (ID-TCL)
  1. (ID-TCL 03) Manual skills and Tools- II

Advance graphics and Manual Presentation, graphical annotations, Perspectives-one point/two point, rendering, sciography, shades & shadows.

Basic Furniture Drawing and rendering basics.

  1. (ID-TCL 04) Software skills and Tools – II

Software Skills: introduction to 3D perception through graphic softwares and introduction to computer Aided Drafting

 

  • HUMANITIES, MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH LAB (ID-HMRL)
  1. (IDMRL03) Historical Panorama 1

History of Design through different Ancient Civilizations – Early Man till 0 CE.Importance of Religion, Beliefs and development of particular Motifs / Patterns for it.

2. (IDMRL04) Critical Thinking & Communication skills (verbal + written)

Basic, General & specific Reading, Film / Music / Travel reviews on Culture.

 

SECOND YEAR: SEMESTER III

  • INTERIOR DESIGN LAB (IDL)
  1. (I-DL05) Interior Design Studio II

The aim of this lab is to enhance design skills by designing further complex activities, multiple utility spaces and develop problem solving strategies in interior space. Approach to design through idea generation and concept building

1. Residential Design: Interior planning and design for bigger apartments and multilevel residences.

2. Small commercial spaces. Design concepts for shops, clinics, window display, small work spaces, and kiosk design.

  1. (I-DL06) Hands on /Crafts / Workshop

Traditional Craft and its application in contemporary interiors.

 

  • CONSTRUCTION & TECHNOLOGY LAB (ID-CTL)
  1. ( ID-CTL 07) Material Exploration III

Paint, varnishes, polishes and coatings surface textures

Polymers-Acrylic, polycarbonate, foam sheet, PVC, FRP, GRC, fibre glass, Bamboo & Cane

Hardware for Interiors

  1. ( ID-CTL 08) Construction and Technology III

Construction and structural framing systems and ceiling sheets/tiles /panels for … False Ceilings and Flooring steps, types of stairs and Staircases , mezzanines and lofts, cladding -External and Interior. Material and installation

  1. ( ID-CTL 09) Building and Interior services –III

Illumination and Lighting design for various activities. Illumination standards, Lighting fixtures and fittings

Waterproofing material and methods of waterproofing.

Fire fighting /Fire safety systems-fire retarding materials, fire rated doors and security systems

  • TOOLS & COMMUNICATION LAB (ID-TCL)
  1. (ID-TCL 05) Working Drawings :

Basics of working drawing.

  1. (ID-TCL 06) Computer aided Drafting
  • HUMANITIES, MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH LAB (ID-HMRL)
  1. (IDMRL05) Historical Panorama 2

History of Design through Periods & Styles – Ancient Europe, Middle East, India, South Asia – 0 till 10th Century CE – showing growing influence of Organized Religion and set practices & motifs.

 

2.(IDMRL06) Critical Thinking & Communication skills (written with some graphic)

Looking at Design as an exploration of possibilities and prioritizing / focusing on a few

Being able to isolate the main design focus / intention, all the supporting aspects and write about it.

 

SECOND YEAR: SEMESTER IV

  • INTERIOR DESIGN LAB (IDL)
  1. (I-DL07) Interior Design Studio III

The aim of this lab is to enhance design skills by designing further multiple utility PUBLIC spaces.

1. Residential Design: Luxurious/high-end apartments, spacious bungalows.

2. Commercial Design: Concepts For Hospitality Interiors, Restaurants, Refreshment Areas, spa, Banks, large work spaces, hotels,

3. Furniture design-I: understanding furniture as an isolated and integral part of space and introduction to Furniture terminology, ideation, and joinery and fixing details with compatible material.

  1. (I-DL08)Hands-on/Crafts/workshop

Concept of Reduce-recycle -reuse.

Exploring materials to make best out of waste

  • CONSTRUCTION & TECHNOLOGY LAB (ID-CTL)

1. (ID-CTL 10) Material Exploration IV

Recycled, Renewable Conventional/unconventional Material

Soft furnishing-rugs and durries, carpets, upholstery, curtains, screens blinds and wall papers, PVC/wooden, laminated floor coverings

Insulation material

  1. ( ID-CTL 11)Construction and Technology IV

Furniture: Conventional Methods as against Prefabricated/ Factory Made automated furniture

Systems /modular components and furniture/knockdown furniture/ DIY furniture

  1. ( ID-CTL 12)Building and Interior services –IV

Basic Principles, methods, functions of Air conditioning systems and its application to Interiors.

HVAC -Natural heating, ventilation and conditioning of air. Types of A.C systems, A.C layouts, cooling systems.

Thermal and Acoustical insulation materials and their properties.

Sound behavior and Acoustic consideration for conference rooms, meeting rooms, auditoriums.

  • TOOLS & COMMUNICATION LAB (ID-TCL)

1(ID-TCL 07) Working Drawings:

Services layouts: Water supply, Drainage and Electricals

2 (ID-TCL 08)

Computer aided working drawings

  • HUMANITIES, MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH LAB (ID-HMRL)
  1. (IDMRL07) Historical Panorama 3

History of Design through Periods & Styles – Europe, India, South Asia – 10th to 20th Century CE -showing increasing secular thinking and design development through innovation.

2 (IDMRL08) Critical Thinking & Communication skills (written & graphic – full)

Design Reading, Design article reviews, Individual Report writing

THIRD YEAR: SEMESTER V

  • INTERIOR DESIGN LAB (IDL)

1(I-DL09) Interior Design Studio IV

Spatial Design – Type of spaces and Impact of the physical environment. Behavioural study

Personal space

Social space

Public space

Territorial space

Need based approach to design for creating spaces relevant and appropriate for contemporary urban society

Large Commercial Projects: hospitals, supermarkets, corporate offices, Art galleries, Museums

and Educational Institutes.

Furniture design-II: System Design approach and space planning through furniture as element of design. History of Furniture design, Impact of Industrial revolution, movements in art and furniture and multiple use of furniture form. Exploring materials for system design.

  1. (I-DL10) Hands on /Crafts/workshop

Carpentry and Metal working

Furniture making: Designing, prototyping and making in 1:1 scale

  • CONSTRUCTION & TECHNOLOGY LAB (ID-CTL)

1(ID-TL 13) ESTIMATION AND COSTING

Estimation

Costing and Rate analysis

Types of contracts

Mode of measurement.

Specification writing

2(ID-CTL 014) Building and Interior services –V

Environmental Control in Interiors: The aim of this subject is to acquaint students with the interior elements which affect human comfort .Effect of climate on structures and human comfort, Passive designs, daylight factor, size of openings w.r.t daylight, sun control, shading devices, sustainable materials, energy conservation, norms of LEED and Griha.

  • TOOLS & COMMUNICATION LAB (ID-TCL)

1(ID-TCL 09) Working Drawings:

Services layouts: HVAC, communication systems

Furniture Drawings and detailing.

2(ID-TCL 10) 3D modeling and rendering

Introduction to latest softwares, material application, color and texture mapping

  • HUMANITIES, MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH LAB (ID-HMRL)

1(IDMRL09): 20th Century Modern History

Design in the 20th Century – Bauhaus, Corbusier, FLW, Chicago School, Indian Classical, Indian Traditional and Indian Modern, etc.

2(IDMRL10): Critical Thinking & Communication skills (report + seminar)

Exploring Research as a creative and strategic thinking process … to be able to develop research questions … from various areas

THIRD YEAR: SEMESTER VI

  • INTERIOR DESIGN LAB (IDL)

1(I-DL11) Interior Design Studio VI

Retail design

(I-DL 12) DESIGN ELECTIVES:

Electives provides an opportunity for students to complete a sustained piece of Research, to develop their skills of writing, research, integrate their cognitive ,practical ,creative capabilities to produce a major project as an evidence of professional expertise in their major area of study.

A variety of electives are offered from liberal arts and sciences ranging across the streams like Photography, Product Design ,Graphic Design ,Design Journalism ,Set Design ,Exhibition Design and Green /Sustainable Design to name a few. Students are free to select from a range offered as per their inclination.

These would be conducted by leading Artists, Designers ,Craftsmen and other professionals invited form the Industry Electives are seen as an integral part of the course that enrich and expand the students horizons and value add to the core Interior Design program.

  • CONSTRUCTION & TECHNOLOGY LAB (ID-CTL)

1(ID-CTL 13) Contracts and Tendering

Types of contracts

Tendering procedures, tender documents and types of tenders

Project Management -CPM and PERT.

  • TOOLS & COMMUNICATION LAB (ID-TCL)

1(ID-TCL 09) Presentation techniques

Applications of manual skills and softwares, applications learnt in Portfolio compilation

  • HUMANITIES, MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH LAB (ID-HMRL)

1(IDMRL11) Globalization and Change in society

Change in thought process and behavior patterns – including focus on Standardization Modularization, Pre-fab, 3D printing, etc.

2(IDMRL12) Design Practice and Office Management

Professional practice & ethics.

Code of Conduct

Responsibility of Interior Designer.

working of Interior Design studio and ideal office structure-work distribution, duties and responsibilities

Career Opportunities, Specialization and Niches Market Tie-ups/ Collaboration/ Take-over.

 

FOURTH (FINAL YEAR) ADVANCE DIPLOMA(OPTIONAL)

PRACTICAL TRAINING (PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE)-SEMESTER VII

On the completion of the third year RDID course, Students opting to go in for the optional Fourth year (Advance diploma) will enroll in the Institute by securing admission and paying fees for the same. The complete VII Semester is devoted for the students to undergo Practical training whereby exposing them to the world of Professional Practice and get hands on training under the mentorship of a professional Architect /Design house actively engaged in Interior Design Practice. Students can prefer to do their apprenticeship in any design studio/firm/organization dealing in Interior Design, Product design, Furniture design, Exhibition Design, Set design, Event management firm ,Interior /Furniture Contractor, Modular Furniture manufacture ,In house design department of a promoter/Builder or Furniture showroom.

The student has to choose and apply to the Design studio /firm/office and get consent letter from the employer. This rich experience is expected to enhance the students’ ability to think comprehensively and better prepare them for undertaking the Interior design Project work/Dissertation work in the final semester. The total duration of the Practical training will be minimum 100 days in Semester VII.

The students shall prepare an exhaustive Training report in duly filled in formal Log book issued by SMEF’S BSID supported by appropriate support documentation for site visits made, drawings done, meetings attended ,Client interviews and other tasks carried out in the training period signed and authenticated by the employer/authorized signatory .

The same shall be produced by the student at the viva-voce examination at the end of term Semester exam.

 

FOURTH (FINAL YEAR) ADVANCE DIPLOMA:

DISSERTATION/RESEARCH PROJECT/INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECT -SEMESTER VIII

The objective of this topic is to expose students to methodical research/ investigation of a topic related to Interior Architecture, with special emphasis on interior environment and written presentation of the results in well compiled technical report. To expose and to provide opportunity to students to exercise full-fledged Interior Design/space making Project with holistic approach including site investigation, programme formulation, dealing with space modulation techniques and design demonstration with special emphasis on designing and detailing the interiors.

The project shall consist of two parts namely,

  1. Research and writing of Technical Report.

The assembly of material related to Architectural and Interior Design Topic, usually from documents, articles, books, Internet, and personal interviews and observations. The presentation of material and its evaluation in clear and concise English precisely documented and illustrated.

  1. Design Demonstration.

Formulation of Design Program, Site investigation, and selection, and finally culminating in to an Interior design demonstration. The choice of subject shall depend upon many factors such as student’s personal interest, circumstances and abilities. A careful check shall be made to see that access is available to relevant buildings and to appropriate libraries, record offices, laboratories, and other technical resources. Thought must be given to any travel, and field trips, which may be necessary.

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  • Interior Design Lab - (IDL)
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  • Interior Design Tools and Communication Lab - (ID-TCL)
  • Interior Design Construction and Technology Lab - (ID-CTL)
  • Interior Design Humanities, Management and Research Lab - (ID-HMRL)
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