des tech st5 act6 ws9

Design a space
Drawing of a
Table of contents
Design brief
Client profile
Existing space
Design specifications
Criteria to evaluate success
Gantt chart
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Design brief
In this unit of work, we are required to explore an environment that we
are familiar with. The reason that we are required to explore an
environment familiar to us is because we have to suggest
changes and improvements to the space. We will be
experimenting with sketches, plans and we will be making a 3D
scale model which represents a space for recreational purposes
and in response to the needs and wants of a designated client, as
part of our practical unit. Along with the way we will be creating
concept boards and participating in experiments with different
types of material. Also in this unit we will be given assessment
tasks and assignments.
The space that I will be re-designing is my bedroom, my client is my
mother. She knows what I want and she also knows the needs for
a relaxed workplace for a teenage girl. The reason why I am redesigning my bedroom is because my bedroom hasn’t been
painted, or had any real attempts into making it aesthetically
pleasing. I will be completely re-designing. The colours that I
have in my room at the moment are old and I no longer like the
colour. I will also be enlarging my bedroom, I will do this by
knocking down a wall.
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Client profile
Full time employment
Wants to re-design a bedroom, make it nice and modern, to suit the interior fashion at the moment.
Wants teenage daughter to be happy with her new designed room
Wants some input from the daughter
She also wants the room to match the rest of the house
She wants to create the look of weatherboard cottages with blue and white, as the main colours.
To have all different and new furnishings in the bedroom
Needs to be enlarged
Needs to be convenient for teenage girl, to work and relax in.
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Existing space
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Design Specifications:
Some aspects of my design that must be thought about or considered are the factors of what walls are able to
be pulled down and what walls are a support system to the rest of the house. Other factors that I have to
think about are the size and proportion of the furniture that is going in the room, if you have furnishings
that are out of proportion then it will make the room seem a lot smaller than it actually is. This also works
the other way round as well, if furniture is too small then it will be hard to use.
Some other aspects of my design that can not be changed or have boundaries or limitations include I can’t
increase boundaries to the land, if I was to re-design a garden I could not extend the size of the yard. I
have to get the local Council approval to enlarge or reconstruct any of the house. If I do not get approval
then you may get into a lot of trouble with the law. You can’t be reconstructing the house at night, this
would be inappropriate so you would be using the time carefully during the day. You can't be using excess
water during the water restrictions.
The space is being re-designed to suit the needs and wants of the user. More use
Of this room will occur when the user is pleased with the room. So the more
appealing you make the room to the user the room will always be used. There
are also personal opportunities. You can gain new skills, and techniques, and
get abetter awareness of the environmental issues, this may include using
environmentally safe products as opposed to products that are harmful
to the environment.
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Criteria to evaluate success
For my model to be successful
it must:
I will test this by:
To enlarge a bedroom, and make it a
suitable workplace for a teenage girl. As
well as making it fun.
Watch people interact with the space,
ask people what they think. And talk to
the client.
To have a bedroom, that is modern, and
meets the standards of a teenage girl.
All furnishings need to be modern and
comfortable. Meet clients needs and
I will conduct a survey, and I will
research what furnishings , paints. I
also want the room to be bright so I
will have to research what direction the
windows should face.
I have to knock walls down, pull
wardrobes out, so I have to make sure
all safety precautions are followed by all
work people. Legislation and copy right.
By having a safety checklist, and that
everyone working there is suitable and
classified. Regularly check upon safety
I have been given a budget of $20, 000,
with this I want to enlarge, and redesign, also have to pay all the work
men as well.
I will investigate costs of all furnishings
and reconstruction costs. I also have
to find appropriately priced furnishings
for the price range that I am in.
Analysis at end:
Criteria to evaluate success
The room is going to be used a lot,
and for all different reasons. All the
furnishings have to be durable, they
may also need to have an appropriate
warranty. Last fro intended time
Experiments with different materials.
Ask people that had used the same
space some questions and get
feedback from them.
It must be designed to last the
intended time period. I must look until
I find something that will be durable.
And will last.
Compare it to other designers. Ask
people if the design is timeless, or
how long will it be in fashion for.
Human factors, doorways, windows
have to be the appropriate size.
Consider the way humans interact
with the furnishings.
A scale model, physically move the
scale people around the space to
see if the design works, and what
doesn’t work.
It has to meet certain standards of a
teenage girl. Suitable for the age
group, cant be too young for her. Or
something that she will grow out of.
Need a design that is timeless.
Look through magazines, internet
and books on interior design for the
latest interior design trends and
‘must haves’.
For the money that we paid for the redesign, the work men and the
furnishings, all of it has to meet a
level in quality.
Ask people in the industry, and do
my own research on materials.
Criteria to evaluate success
Suitable for environment, and
environmentally friendly materials
Research on materials,
products and techniques.
Also research the harmful
factors that with harm the
Space and
Consider the real space of the space your redesigning. Proportions , the space influences
the furniture.
Measure and be aware of the
actual size of the rooms,
don’t by furnishings that will
be out of proportion with the
room or may not fit.
Gantt chart
Gantt chart
Proposed and actual time plan (Term 2)
The project

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