Name: Elli Antoniou Submission Date: 31/01/2014 Professional Design Framework 3 Block 3 The University of Salford, Year 2013-‐2014
Marios Makris Interior Architectural Design Kanika Pallas House 3303, Limassol, Cyprus Tel: 00 357 25 341422 Email: email@example.com Web: www.mariosmakris.com
Marios Makris has an interior architectural design office in Limassol, Cyprus. Last year I went to his office and did my work placement. I have to say that working next to him was very helpful and I learned things that I couldn’t learn from the university projects. Real life practice is very different. I believe that if I have an opportunity to work again next to him will be an important step in my career. • El Greco 91 Limassol Avenue, Nicosia, Cyprus Tel: 00 357 22 314332 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.elgrecogallery.com El Greco is a design shop in Nicosia, Cyprus. The main shop is in Athens in Greece. I’m looking for their furniture and they have a lot of special and unique pieces. I think that this is important of a space to make it stand out of other places. In Cyprus they undertake some of big projects as the American Heart Institute in Nicosia that in any case does not remind you a hospital. • IKEA 1 Bergina 2025, Strovolos, Nicosia, Cyprus Tel: 00 357 22 502502 Email: cs.cyprus@IKEA.com.cy Web: www.ikea.com.cy IKEA is a big company with departments in many countries all over the world. I believe that with a work position in this company I gain a big advantage for my future. I can concentrate to design my own furniture that is something I want very much and if my designs are acceptable from the company and the world someday I may create my own business.
New Deco furnishings 104 Makarios Avenue 3021, Limassol, Cyprus Tel: 00 357 25 732121 Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.newdeco.com.cy New Deco furnishings are a furnishing shop in Limassol, Cyprus. They have classic and modern pieces of furniture. Also in their main office they have a department of furniture designers. I want to work in their company because its great to work with people that have bigger experience from me and learn from them.
21st January 2014 Dear Dr. Marios Makris RE: request for you to act as my external mentor for my final Major Project. I am a third year student in interior design at University of Salford and at this point I am doing my Final Major Project. This seminal project represents the communication of 3 years of creative practice, which has involved a completion of series of written research in Design. My theme of my major project is the design of an art gallery. Your professional practice in spectacular designs is widely recognized and is highly inspiring to myself. It would be huge value if you could agree to collaborate in my major project as an external mentor. This collaboration would be on the basis of you reviewing the project’s progress and present your expert view on the suitability and quality of the design thinking and general quality of your process. The role of external mentor takes no required liability and it is hoped shall prove to be an enjoyable and suitably interesting experience for you. The major project plan is structured into 4 distinct phases and I would be looking to present the conclusions of each stage to you. These meetings would take place at your convenience and be on the basis of a one-‐hour meeting on each opportunity. The whole project will be made available to you as it unfolds, by means of continuing presentations on my personal website -‐ http://elliantoniou.wix.com/personal-‐career Finally I would wish that you would accept an invitation to attend the Programme Degree Show in June, where the completed project will be presented. You would be welcomed with hospitality and open gratitude for making available your professional expertise to this essential period in my creative practice. I wish to express my admiration and many thanks for your time in reviewing this request and with hope that you are accepts my request. Yours sincerely, Elli Antoniou
School of Arts and Media Interior Design BA (Hons) Negotiated Major Project Brief Title:
Art Gallery Design Academic Yr
13-14 Credits 40
Level 6 Duration 12 weeks
Introduction In recent years people more and more often visit art galleries to see famous art pieces, exhibitions of unique artists or something of modern art. Lots of them start becoming collectors of seldom or vintage and historic art. Also in a sculpture museum can find interesting pieces to decorate a place like a house, office and make it unique or even to make a gift to someone special. Visitors believe that art is an attractive way to escape from the reality problems and draw away with something fun.
The Concept This brief outlines the opening of an art gallery in which anyone can visit and enjoy art. For the kids will have a big room with interactive art that will make fun and be memorable. Also in this room will can take part and the adults that nay enjoy it more because will make the different from reality. Next to this room will be another open space with a big collection of different artists that will exhibit at the moment and each month the exhibitors will change, and visitors will have the chance to visit a plenty of times the place to see a variety of paintings, sculptures and movements. Previous art galleries or bigger museums have show that young people have a special interest in this category. Exploring new ideas and the evolution of art between the years. Some older people they keep a classic ideas and opinion about galleries and museums and visit them to find the unique pieces that looking for. Art connects people and inspire each one with a really different way. Although is an open opportunity for everyone that interesting. The idea of the art gallery is to inspire and calm the visitors from the work and daytime stress. Also it is a way to promote new beginning artists from a small society and open new opportunities with bigger aims. From different surveys results shows that with sharing ideas and opinions people can increase quality of life. The art gallery will be based in old town in Limassol, Cyprus. The location has been chosen because is a really big place and luminous for a gallery. It is in a high street to be easy visible and accessible for all the passengers. If the design will be successful, will attract all the ages of people or even people with disabilities and special needs. It must be a bright and enjoyable place for all the people to feel free and invite them to get in and admire the art. For people with special needs should be accessible and practical.
Site and Surrounding Area The building I choose is located in a high street in Limassol. It is in a main area of different kind art galleries. The place consists of a building that is a single level room with a separate wall in the middle. The front side is composed with big windows and on the side is a private road that direct in a MJM
small car parking behind the building. Near the central road are located a big public parking spaces. The art gallery is 5 minutes walk away of a public school and this is a really good target for school trips. The art gallery can hosts around to 100 people maximum. Cyprus is a small island and Limassol is in the middle of the other towns. Nicosia and Paphos is one hour away and Larnaka 40 minutes with car.
Building Analysis Built from Cybarco consultants ltd. Company, the building considered a modern investment in the art world.The exterior walls of the building are made from 300mm thick with concrete. The front side is all covered with big windows to benefit from the natural daylight. The roof is clad with plasterboard and reflects the hidden lighting and play with shadows in the space. The interior rooms consists of a large single level, the toilets are in the backside of the rooms. Next to the toilets is a staircase lead up to a storage room and a small office.The floor plan show that these were once used as a clothing shop. The building is currently under construction to fix some time faults on the wall and convert the toilet into a visitorâ€™s toilet. The aim of this art gallery is to ensure the community with a good taste of art and especially attract people with disabilities.
The Vision The vision is to create a space, which will attract all the types of people and especially people with some specifications in their movements. Socialise and grow up people imagination between life and art. The building should have a dynamic shop window to aroused the interest of every passenger and make them get in. There should be art equipment that is useful to promote the exhibits. The best available and clear light to highlight all the details into the space between the interior design and the art exhibits. It should have something different from other art galleries to gain as a result be an influence to the artists to make their exhibitions.
Design Requirements The two main parts to the design are: a display area and an interactive display area. The design should include a place for paintings and a place for sculptures. Equipment for the installation of the exhibits require in the space. The design could be even modern or classic. The interactive area should have something different from the other room. Think about what considerations has the parking place. The toilets have some basic specifications and should be independent from the exhibition rooms. The light in the storage room must be strong and the office a quiet place foe the owner. The design needs to response in different people types. It needs to request to all people even the elderly and especially people with disabilities. It should be a neutral space because the theme of the exhibitions inside will change very often. Design a place that people goes to relax and get away from work stress. You should consider health and safety issues for the design carefully.
Ambiance The design should have an elegant sense and attract people. A calm atmosphere should be created though simple design for visiting. The interior should be applied with high quality fixtures, fittings and some furniture to inspire people get in and be a memorable place to wants visit it again and again.
Outline Activities: The project will include the following: • Self-directed negotiated programme of advanced design project work and studies • Research, information gathering and critical evaluation of material. • Synthesis of creative, appropriate and technically competent design ideas • Planning and organisation of design work incl. Time management • Production (to a high standard) of a body of finalised design work • Presentation of appropriate supporting documentation • Presentation of design work to a professional standard
Stages STAGES A,B &C Briefing document / assoc. research + concept development drawings & conclusion + initial sketch scheme drawings - orthographic plans & sections + initial sketch visuals nd Submission date Friday 17 Feb 2014 STAGE D Scheme design drawings – developed orthographic plans/sections + initial sketch models + initial visualisation work th Submission date Friday 21 March 2014 STAGE E Detail design drawings –major explanatory section through scheme + detail drawings of significant elements within scheme + specification notes defining materials Submission date Thursday 10th April 2014 PRESENTATION Client presentation orthographic drawings + finalised visualisations + finalised models + explanatory concept diagrams All to exhibition quality and standard. th Submission date FRIDAY 9 May 2014
Submission deadline for Project:
Friday May 9th 2014 before 4.00pm . Negotiated Major Project is designed to allow students to synthesise their experiences on the course through the definition, negotiation and implementation of a self-directed programme of design investigation, research and development leading to the presentation of a major design project. Students are encouraged to identify an issue or set of issues around which to focus their design investigation. The primary responsibility for the implementation of the project lies with the student, who will be assessed on their capacity to undertake a detailed examination of the territory they have identified as being of personal significance. Effectively, this Negotiated study provides a framework through which the student is able to demonstrate a capacity to practice and their understanding of the particular contextual circumstances in which they operate.
Module Learning outcomes (from MS1) Aims of Module: • • • •
facilitate the synthesis of design practice within its contextual framework provide an opportunity for students to take responsibility for the negotiation, management and implementation of a major project enable students to produce a coherent body of work culminating in a major project. enable students to explore possible areas of concern which may be relevant to their practice after graduation.
On completion of this module the student should be able to: • • • • •
To demonstrate a high level of skills and understanding in relation to their chosen area of design practice To generate, organise and evaluate an extended body of design work To appreciate the role of presentation in the production of meaning To support their design practice in an appropriate and articulate manner. To produce an effective, creative, appropriate, detailed and clearly communicated and presented design solution to a complex brief.
Major Project Synopsis:
My idea for the final major project is the design of an art gallery with lots of specifications. Nowadays art expand in different ways with the ability to forward people become art pieces collectors or visit museums and galleries more often. I want to create a modern space that would be used as a gallery for all the people. The gallery will have particular space with an interactive art that visitors can take place in a lot of activities. Also kids will find this kind of art something different and will attract them more. A big part of my gallery will have a main aim to attract people with disabilities. In my opinion my subject idea is really simple but that’s the point that I want to give emphasis and convert a simple art gallery into something never happens again and its unusual. I will highlight the lighting and the shapes of the place to produce something spectacular. Maybe the place will be full of different illusions and make people feel that are somewhere extraordinary in an unreal atmosphere. Make all the people feel equal with art, get pleasure from the activities and have something special to remember. I believe that art connects people and inspire them to behave very different. This means that could take out people from everyday stress and make them calm and relax. Also with this art gallery space new beginning artists can be promote and give them a new opportunities and bigger aims. I want the space to be bright enough and enjoyable for all the visitors, make people feel free and admire the art and different activities. Socialize and grow up people imagination between life and art.
Summarize my research findings from my Final Major Project When I informed about the Final Major Project I think that an easy way to start was to find a good question about my idea. My idea is the design of an art gallery with interactive space for people with disabilities. I believed that for a big space that works out as a gallery, important role is the design and lighting solutions. So my question about this project is “How important is the interior design of an art gallery to magnetize by people? Does the lighting of the space play a main role?” After that I choose to come across with the some answers I wanted about my idea. I started to make a research about art galleries and museums everywhere. The common way to find a lot of information is from the Internet but when I finished I though that was not enough so I continue my research by doing an online survey that answered by random people. I collect a lot of different answers and opinions I did not expect. I summarize the comments and I was trying to think about something different. In my online research I found a list of art galleries and museums that have an interactive art space. I was excited about this idea and I decide to put it in my project. But also this wasn’t enough unexpected that may never happen again. I decide to start on my own research and get some answers from my experience. I start to visit a lot of art galleries and I give attention on the lighting solutions, the colours, and the configuration and make notes for my art gallery design. In addition I asked the responsible of the museums that they worked their everyday to tell me something that they want to change about the galleries and museums to looks better. One of the answers I collect was about people with disabilities. A lot of people that they love art cannot enjoy it because they have special needs and the galleries facilities cannot deal with it. To conclude I get the result that I want to create an art gallery with an abnormal interior design that will have an interactive space for kids and adults that can perform a lot of activities and also people with disabilities can visit, enjoy and explore the art gallery as well and be part of the art.
Stage A + Stage B + Stage C
In the first stages of the project I will compose the briefing document, my research and start develop my idea with drawings. I will continue with the final concept idea and do my orthographic plans & sections support with sketch visuals. I will develop my orthographic plans/sections. I will try to do sketch models and initial visualization. Detail drawings of significant elements within a scheme, notes about the materials
Submission Date: Friday 14th Feb 2014
Gantt Chart: Elli Antoniou
Submission Date: Friday 21th March 2014
Submission Date: Thursday 10th April 2014
Client presentation orthographic drawings, finalized visualizations, finalized models, all to exhibition quality and standard. Friday 9th May 2014
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