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Spaces of Display: Retail and Exhibition Design

BK-MI-145
Technology

About this minor

During this interiors minor, students design a (small) exhibition space with a fully detailed fragment of the building or interior. The minor consists of two quarters, each divided into two separate courses: The Design project and the Tools course.

Learning outcomes

During the first quarter, students design a small space for a carefully selected artefact and its users at a specific location in a city (Spaces of Display 1). The Tools Course (Tools for Spaces of Display 1) focuses on specific skills that contribute to a coherent design project. Students learn how to work within the complex combination of these 'tools'. Various workshops and lectures focus on the position of the designer, the relationship to the city, the design of a space within the field of the exhibition branch, and the analysis of reference projects based on relevant themes. Based on a thorough analysis of the location in the city, the choice is made for the artefact/product and a specific user group. This allows the possibility to explore the full range of related interventions.

At the end of Q1 you will:
have acquired knowledge, insights and skills in the domains of architectural and interior design, analysis, and presentation;
have the skill to establish the connection between idea, function and material elaboration of a small scale design;
have knowledge of different cultural and social conditions, and awareness of their implication and effects on architecture and the interior;
be able to develop a consistent architectonic / interior design. This covers the materialisation of the overall space as well as the design of a lighting scheme;
have developed abilities in the targeted analysis of design precedents and the effective representation and communication of findings, using various representation techniques as well as digital and physical models.

During the second quarter, students design and build a fragment of the building on different scale levels (1:10/1:5 and sometimes even 1:1) based on the outcome of their space or display (or that of a fellow student) designed in Q1. This design project (Spaces of Display 2) runs parallel to a Tool course (Tools for Spaces of Display 2). The workshops and lectures in this quarter make a substantial contribution to the theme of the project.

At the end of Q2 you will:
have the skill to establish the connection between idea, function and material elaboration of a fragment of the building / interior;
have acquired knowledge, insights and skills in the domains of furniture / interior design, analysis and presentation;
have developed abilities in the targeted analysis of design precedents and the effective representation and communication of findings, using various representation techniques as well as digital and physical models;
be able to develop a consistent fragment. This covers the materialisation of the object itself as well as the detailed scale; the processing of technical and aesthetic aspects plays an essential part in this.

Good to know

Admissible students will be selected based on their BSc programme to achieve an even interdisciplinary group.

Student at Leiden University, TU Delft or Erasmus University Rotterdam?
Check the eligibility matrix to see if your bachelor’s degree programme offers access to this and other minors at https://www.tudelft.nl/minor

Student at another educational institution?
External students cannot register via EduXchange. Interested in this minor, read the whole registration procedure at https://www.tudelft.nl/minor

For information about the courses, visit the TU Delft study guide.
For additional information on this minor, visit the TU Delft minor page.

Teaching method and examination

Design project, excursion, lectures and workshops

Check the detailed overview of courses, learning activities and study load at https://www.studyguide.tudelft.nl/

Link to more information

  • Credits
    ECTS 30
  • Level
    bachelor
  • Contact coordinator
  • Selection minor
    No
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Offering(s)

  • Start date

    2 September 2024

    • Ends
      9 February 2025
    • Term *
      Block MIN N S1
    • Location
      Delft
    • Instruction language
      English
    • Register between
      15 May, 13:00 - 31 Aug 2024
    Enrolment starts in 21 days
These offerings are valid for students of Erasmus University