Business plan: Outlining the a plan of work for setting up myself as a sole trader, freelance Interior Architect & Designer. As part of the Professional Studies project unit I have been working on my business plan this week for submission, below is the outline I worked to. Personal Profile: An outline of why I… Continue reading Week 6: Business Plan & Professional Studies unit submission
I have spent time this week focusing on the development of an events programme for the Summer Pavilion based in Christchurch. Understanding the spaces and needs for the proposal. Exhibition spaces will include displays and narratives based on the historical importance of Christchurch and the Norman House site. Themes include the History of the town,… Continue reading Week 5: Mock Interview & Developing project logistics.
I have worked on developing my concept designs for the Summer Pavilion this week, including the creation of some simple concept models to assist with visualising ideas. These include the use of a 1:100 scale model of the ruins (Norman House), I used this model to slot in walkways and balconies to understand how to… Continue reading Week 4: Concept Development (Models)
I presented my detailed brief on Monday which included some information from the Outline Brief presentation, to recap my design ideas and contextual research. I showed my adjacency bubble diagrams to explain the spaces and my accommodation schedule showed the initial ideas for the requirements of these spaces in detail. The historical food… Continue reading Week 3: Detailed Brief Presentation
On Monday I handed in my final Dissertation! I felt so relieved to finish the paper and hand it in. I'm also proud that I did not need to stay up all night to complete it, which proves to myself that when I plan my time properly, I can follow through with it. I wanted… Continue reading Week 2: Dissertation Hand-in, Detailed brief development.
Outline Brief Presentation: My outline brief consisted of a simple introduction to the site and an explanation of the historical importance of Norman House. I spoke about the demographics of Christchurch, explaining that there is a higher proportion of older people within the town – almost double the national average. Because of this, I want… Continue reading Week 1: (After Christmas) Outline Brief Presentation.
Over Christmas I worked mainly on my dissertation to ensure it was complete for the deadline at the start of January, I found it difficult to spend a whole day writing and reading the essay, so I would spend a few hours and when I couldn't work on it anymore I would return to the… Continue reading Christmas Break: Finishing Dissertation & Christchurch Site Visit
The last week before Christmas holidays, a group tutorial with Michael allowed me to ask any questions about the new brief for Final Major Project: the Christchurch Summer Pavilion. Understanding what is required and how the brief could be pushed to suit what I want to create. We planned a site visit for within the… Continue reading Week 12: Tutorials & Dissertation Development
The Final Major Project unit launched on Monday, however I was unaware that my group would be given set options to choose from for our designs, as other groups within my class were given free reign with their final project ideas. My initial ideas of creating a community/visitor centre within Southampton could not be realised… Continue reading Week 11: Final Major Project launch! & Business Planning lecture
This week, I spent time reading up on varied sources to inform my writing for Dissertation, however, I also used a few days to take a break from reading and writing and put my mind to designing a final website for my work, as this was yet to be developed to the high standard… Continue reading Week 10: Logo & Website Development