Designing behaviour change/ components

You should now use the different techniques you have been exploring – ALL of the forms of drawings, models etc., – to design three to five pieces of interior architecture/furniture / components that promote behaviour change in their users. 

This may be a direct translation of adaptation of your original examples – or new ones.

 You might explore different ways of working: for instance

– Re-drawing, amending and adapting your original behaviour change drawings to update, alter, rethink the situation,

– Developing a specific brief based on the discussion/ reading of your  work as a whole, and then applying your drawing and modeling techniques to develop it,

 – Converting your geometrical drawings and models into components at various scales and using them to develop a new language;

– Following on from any one of your more successful original drawings or models and developing them directly as a piece of furniture/ interior design.

You might want to select architectural components – walls, staircases, columns, windows, doors — and explore how they relate to ideas in various parts of your project — poche spaces, circulation, dual uses, privacy, compartmentalisation, etc.

You might want to combine different kinds of uses as most of your examples do — a well which is also a social space; a stove used for many different functions etc., — you may add new ones of your own.

In developing your programme you might have a prior idea of the  function of your element that promotes behavioral change and uses your elements to design this. Or you might develop this idea based on certain functions that your elements suggest (i.e working from form to programme).

 The present objects you have developed have no architectural meanings.  This means they can be interpreted an many different scales either simultaneously or in combination, juxtaposition or repetition For example, one of your elements could be a full scale piece of  architectural furniture AND a door handle and everything in between.  Alternatively you could combine several of your elements at different scales.

 All elements must be drawn and modeled exquisitely, taking into  account all the things we constantly talk about:

 Scale of image; Line weights; Size and shape of paper; Position of image on page; Choice of materials; etc etc.

 This part of the project will run until the next crit, though interim briefs may be issued to assist you if needed.  You should now begin to work more actively exploring materials/construction and how they affect the nature of the thing you are designing. This will be a key part of the developing design.




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