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 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.
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.
Author: Drew Plunkett is Head of the Department of Interior Design at the Glasgow School of Art. Since 1981 he has practised as an interior designer based in London and Glasgow. Plunkett is also active as an exhibitor, curator and critical writer. His published work includes a chapter in the book Four Studies on Charles Rennie Mackintosh and articles and reviews for Designers’ Journal, The Architects’ Journal, Blueprint, Magazine of the Mackintosh Society and Building Design.
Weather is awful today. Keeps me in and makes me to work on my studies. So walls and flooring for 10 shops are done. Almost. I have ordered 3 wallpaper samples and need to send my son tomorrow to get the cardboard in the art shop for sample boards. The rest is done, even the presentation speech.
Well-well, Building Construction. I have run out of excuses for not doing you. See you tomorrow.