Here I start to publish my marks and tutor’s comments for the 5th set of projects. I’ll begin with the easiest one as I always do, I am a bit lazy normally . I had a great fun making this project, and this is just to confirm that good design does not come with sweat and blood, it has to be fun. Labour is the next stage of job when you work on making it real.
Board #1. Hard tiled floor
This is again about reading carefully. In the Instructions for completing the notebooks I found that the History of Styles Notebook can be presented in digital version on CD or memory stick to save printing. These days I would think it might also be online presentation. This is awesome! That is why I love KLC – they keep improving all their materials, the web site, and the ways to do the projects too. I will definitely go digital, I hate wasting paper. If you doing the course as I do – one set per year (I know, every time I promise myself to do the next one earlier), do not forget to keep your eye on the latest materials.
By the way, I know my mark for the 5th set, it is A-, but I did not get it back yet, I will have it by the end of this week and publish it here with tutor’s comments as soon as I can.
I am waiting for my marks… waiting… WAITING…
There is another stuff to do while I am waiting. Sketch book, Curtains book, History of Styles book and 3D modelling. I found the book I was looking for – it is Rendering in Sketch Up by Daniel Tal. The book serves as a beginner rendering manual and reference guide to further develop rendering skills. The great thing is that it gives a review for several rendering plug ins. It exists in kindle version too, but I personally did not get used to the kindle bookmark system yet, so after some hesitation I bought the paper one. I just paid for it at Amazon, in customer reviews they say it is easy to read, I hope I will find it easy too as there are more than 600 pages in it
I made it, but when I printed out the marking sheet to check if everything is done I found some room for improvement. In fact, it is a good idea to use the marking sheet as a submission check list I think. For example it says in the project “show any door furniture” and I just took the picture of the door handle. But in the marking sheet it says “door furniture DRAWN”, so I’ ll better draw it too. Anyway these are very small things to fix and the set is going this week.
By the way, in the video presentation “Building construction” for 5 set in the curriculum, at the very last slide I found a bibliography. Do not make my mistake, watch presentations to the very end! Before you do the work!
And remember to check the Student Book for the list of sources too! Hugs!
A very fresh bright and brilliant KLC-made Interior Designer -
Bloody hell… Now I know how it works. Here are some simple words and drawings that made it a bit more clear for me.
1. Victoria Plumb is an online shop for sanitary stuff, they have a little DIY blog where I found some
woman human friendly explanations for domestic piping systems
2. And God knows what is this web site for, but they have a couple of clear schemes for drainage system and plumbing geek-free description.
3. And this is strictly between us: the awesome picture from Britannica Kids! )
Still chewing the Building Construction. Here is a simple description of stairs types with clear illustrations. Now I need a plumber and electrician to find out how the hell all this stuff coming into my house. I think I will ask my neighbor for help tomorrow, he is a builder, might know.
A good source for Building Construction theory – Civil Engineering Notes.
Online gallery to buy an original art. We will need it to add a finishing touches to our interiors In my suppliers list.
Hilltop Tavern By Rod Buckingham
Another awesome “made in KLC” Interior Designer - Nicola Holden. Have a look at her fabulous portfolio. Her blog is full of various Interior Design related shows reviews that happening in London, with great pictures and links to the sources.